(Pictured above: The Atlanta Midtown Rainbow Crosswalk)
GayTravel.com recognized Atlanta as the winner of its city destination category as part of the 2020 Gay Travel Awards. Voters selected Atlanta among a group of other cities across the globe including Amsterdam, London, New York and Paris.
“We are thrilled to receive this recognition from GayTravel as Atlanta is the LGBTQ capital of the South with a thriving community for travelers to discover,” says William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This designation is particularly exciting as Atlanta prepares to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s Global Convention in September.”
This marks the first time Atlanta welcomes the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s premier educational and networking event. The selection increases Atlanta’s visibility as a welcoming location for LGBTQ travelers along with eight consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
“The goals of the GayTravel Awards are two-fold,” says Steve Rohrlick, chief visionary officer, GayTravel. “First, we recognize achievement among inclusive travel-related companies and destinations; and second, we inspire other companies and brands around the world to embrace a broad spirit of diversity and inclusiveness as well as continuous improvement in hospitality excellence. Atlanta epitomizes these values and on behalf of GayTravel.com, we congratulate them.”
For more info about Atlanta’s diverse LGBTQ community, visit discoveratlanta.com/explore/lgbt/.
Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the city and serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism. A private, not-for-profit organization, ACVB bolsters Atlanta’s $16 billion hospitality industry which generated an estimated 57 million visitors in 2019. For more info, visit discoveratlanta.com and @discoveratlanta.
GayTravel connects the LGBTQ community with gay-friendly destinations, hotels, cruises, tours, events, entertainment, attractions, clubs, and restaurants worldwide. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming, and curated recommendations to ensure that every vacation is pleasurable and memorable. Wherever the journey ends, it begins with GayTravel.com. For more info, visit GayTravel.com, call (800) GAY-TRAVEL or follow @GayTravel.