Travelers today are looking for safe and private spaces where they can relax and feel welcomed. Belmond's Exclusive Places is a curated selection of some of the most secluded escapes around the world. Enjoy the serenity of the Caribbean sun in a lavish beachfront villa or relax in a private standalone Venetian palazzo in the heart of Venice. An IGLTA Global Partner, Belmond offers a world of your own within their LGBTQ+ welcoming walls.
PRIDE TOURS CHILE INVTES YOU TO FALL IN LOVE IN HEAVEN
Founded in 2017 by Ivan Agüero and Freddy Crump, IGLTA Member Pride Tours Chile was created with the goal to promote tourism in Chile for LGBTQ+ travelers by offering personalized tours and experiences. In the first of their Volveremos a Viajar (We Will Travel Again) series of videos, the duo invite you to dream about the diverse landscapes Chile has to offer: from bustling cities to incredible deserts, amazing star gazing, vineyards, glaciers and mountains.
Ideally situated on the pebbly shores of the Mediterranean Sea along the French Riviera, the city of Nice is also known for being a popular LGBTQ+ welcoming destination. An IGLTA Global Partner since 2011, the “Capital of the Côte d’Azur” boasts a vibrant, active LGBTQ+ community that organizes annual festivals, events such as LouQueernaval and the popular Pink Parade. Streets and crosswalks along rue Bonarparte and the Place du Pin, known by locals as the "petit marais" in reference to the gay neighborhood in Paris, have been painted in the colors of the rainbow. Despite being relatively untouched by the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Nice has established a health & safety certification label to reassure travelers visiting the metropolitan area. With direct, non-stop service from the US and other international airports, you can be basking in the sun on the Baie des Anges as soon as it’s safe to travel again. Download the Nice - A Natural Iridescence LGBTQ+ Travel Guide and consult the IGLTA Travel Guide - France to plan your trip today!
SAY "I DO" WITH VISUAL TURISMO LGBT & COSTA CRUISES
IGLTA member Visual Turismo LGBT has teamed up with Carnival brand's Costa Cruises to offer LGBTQ+ travelers the opportunity to say "I Do" at sea. The three-night cruise aboard the Costa Fascinosa departs Santos, Brazil in March 2021, calling in Balneário Camboriú and Porto Belo before returning to Santos. The package includes a ceremony for up to 12 guests, a wedding cake, photographer, entertainment and refreshments, plus breakfast in cabin for the newlyweds. Visual Turismo, a division of CVC Corp, is one of Brazil's oldest tour operators and launched its LGBTQ+ division earlier this year with the support of IGLTA. According to Luciano Guimarães, B2B executive director CVC Corp, "Visual Turismo, in its more than 34 years of history, has always been committed to supporting diversity and working for the development of tourism...Visual already wanted to bring products to the LGBT community, but we believe that the [post coronavirus] recovery, together with high demand for travel from [the LGBTQ+ community], will be an additional benefit."
LGBTQ+ welcoming carrier Delta Air Lines, an IGLTA Global Partner, earned the top spot among domestic carriers in the TPG 2020 Best Airlines Report that ranked airlines based on how they’ve been supporting customers since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. The Points Guy, a leading digital outlet focused on travel, stated that “Delta again comes out on top” across categories that included ticket flexibility, cleanliness and overall passenger safety.
RAINBOW BUCKET LIST: THE ULTIMATE LGBTQ+ TRAVEL GUIDE
It's going to happen. We promise. We will travel again. With countries closing borders, airlines canceling flights and cruise ships held at docks, it's easy to get discouraged. But when this pandemic passes, the LGBTQ+ community will be one of the first to click our heels and rediscover our magical world through travel. Where will you want to go? We checked in with a few travel experts to create our own "Rainbow Bucket List" of destinations. Get those ruby red slippers ready because the dreams that you dare to dream, really do come true.