Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016
For years, Puerto Vallarta has been celebrated as the premiere vacation destination for the LGBT community in Mexico. Now, Puerto Vallarta is being honored as the first city in Mexico to be granted Gay Travel Approved status.
Gay Travel Approved is GayTravel.com’s seal of excellence bestowed upon select travel partners around the world that have shown themselves to be deserving of recognition and praise by the LGBT community.
“With more than 20 years of history as the go-to resource for memorable, lifetime travel experiences, a seal of approval from GayTravel.com carries significant weight,” said GayTravel.com CEO Steve Rohrlick. “In fact, meticulous surveying of gay travellers revealed 9 out of 10 gay travelers said that it would be very important for them to know a destination is ‘Gay Travel Approved.’ Being ‘Gay Travel Approved’ lets the world know that GayTravel.com’s team of experts, influencers and editors along with feedback from our discerning followers have given a travel partner the distinction of having that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that LGBT travelers appreciate. Puerto Vallarta has long been a favorite LGBT destination and GayTravel’s Celebrity Gurus have experienced the warmth of the people and the inclusiveness of the culture first-hand. It is our distinct pleasure to bestow Gay Travel Approved 2016 to Puerto Vallarta.”
The Gay Travel Approved designation is not handed out lightly. Recipients must be nominated and offer a safe and welcoming environment for LGBT travellers. In addition, there must be something special and unique to the travel experience — whether it’s the good energy that is palpable, the sense of inclusiveness, the feeling of well-being when you are there — those things that make an impression and carry forward with you wherever your journey takes you.
“Having worked closely with the GayTravel.com team, I know personally how passionate they are about ensuring that the destinations and properties they recommend are safe, welcoming and top quality. Because of this, we are deeply honored that Puerto Vallarta is the first city in Mexico to receive Gay Travel Approved status.” Gustavo Rivas-Solis, Director of US and Canada Campaign, Latitude.”