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LGBTQIA+ Travel: Proudest Properties | American Express Travel

While many hotels have made great strides toward equality, some have really gone the extra mile when it comes to welcoming the LGBTQIA+ community.

What does Pride look like for these hotels and resorts? Actively welcoming LGBTQIA+ travelers and celebrating Pride milestones year-round, not just in June. Creating special LGBTQIA+ travel vacation packages that cater to the community. Speaking up about legislation and initiatives. Sponsoring community support groups to help the most vulnerable.

At American Express Travel, inclusivity is at the heart of what we do, from our internal processes to the properties we include in Fine Hotels + Resorts® and The Hotel Collection, and beyond. In March of this year, we joined the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) as its first financial services global partner, to further our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community.

John Tanzella, President & CEO of IGLTA, says increasing visibility, representation and safety for LGBTQIA+ travelers is crucial, and that LGBTQIA+-friendly hotels are a key part of this.

“It’s often hotels and other tourism businesses that lead the way in creating welcoming spaces for LGBTQIA+ travelers, even when governments lag behind,” Tanzella says. “This commitment to developing safe spaces not only allows LGBTQIA+ travelers to explore the world without fear, but also leads to greater understanding of LGBTQIA+ people within local communities.”

We’ve selected seven hotel and resort groups that are going above and beyond to show their Pride and welcome LGBTQIA+ travelers. Whether or not you’re a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, show your support by traveling to one of these inclusive Fine Hotels + Resorts® and The Hotel Collection properties.

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