Stay somewhere with a purpose and book a trip with some of the top hotel brands in the business supporting the LGBTQ community. Whether a pioneer in the industry or actively seeking equality and change, these hotel brands offer incredible stays across the globe — all while giving back to the LGBTQ community.
With more than 60 boutique hotels across 35 cities, the Kimpton provides accommodations in the top destinations. Stay at any one of the LGBTQ-friendly hotel brand’s locations for top-notch service, award-winning cuisine and a custom experience. Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants offer special promotions, packages and employee benefits all supporting the LGBTQ community and young people. They’ve partnered with non-profits and meaningful outreach programs such as The Trevor Project. Kimpton celebrates diversity and has even been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, earning 100 percent approval ratings.
Another hotel brand, Marriott, is so dedicated to equality and travel, they have a site dedicated to it. Scroll through customer testimonials, LGBTQ advocate support and packages specifically designed for adventure, relaxation, romance and an all-over memorable stay. Find a hotel meeting your specific vacation needs with a hotel brand that was one of the first to offer same-sex benefits. With locations all around the world, Marriott is a great hotel brand to have in the LGBTQ community’s corner. Check out the TAG Approved offers and promotions such as the Out and About Package, including an LGBTQ guide to St. Petersburg, Fla.
An LGBT ally for nearly two decades, Starwood Hotels & Resorts offer a plethora of services benefiting the community. As the first hotel brand to publicly support and be publicly involved with New York City’s Pride Parade, Starwood has worked with leaders in the industry, including the IGLTA and Life Ball people diagnosed with HIV and Aids. Among many non-profit organizations, Starwood supports LGBTQ youth, business graduates and community needs.
Hyatt Hotels has been a top name in the game for some time and was one of the first major hotel brands to offer domestic partner travel benefits. Since 2005, Hyatt has maintained a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and continues to support marriage equality, equal rights and treatment. Search the hotel brands many all-inclusive stays committed to the LGBTQ community and lifestyle.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.