Fabulous, Welcoming & Inclusive Stays in the UK
Whether a couple looking for a boujie getaway with luxury amenities, a young family seeking a pet-friendly villa near the beach or a solo traveller who wants to mix work with play on their next city escape, everyone wants to feel welcome, no matter where they stay. According to recent research from Booking.com*, more than half of UK LGBTQ+ travellers (55%) have had less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences at a property where they were staying, including one in five (25%) having staff assume they would need separate rooms or beds when checking in as a couple.
To help end these feelings and combat the challenges and barriers that the LGBTQ+ community face when travelling, Booking.com has launched a new Proud Hospitality program to help hospitality professionals see things from a potentially different perspective and provide them with some practical skills and techniques they can immediately put into practice. For a sneak peek at some of the very first Proud Certified properties in the UK, we’ve curated a list of sensational stays where everyone can rely on a welcoming experience, no matter who they love or how they identify.
Travellers who want to #TravelProud should keep an eye out for the rainbow suitcase icon on Proud Certified property pages or check out Booking.com/proud for more information on the program.
This stylish apartment in the heart of Manchester features a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and private bathroom. In the 19th-century building itself, guests can wind down in the shared lounge area or explore the inner atrium!
This charming holiday home in Mickleton, consisting of both a modern and antique interior, comes with a garden and terrace and boasts a warm and cosy ambience. Pubs and shops are just a short stroll away!
Offering a roof terrace providing breath-taking views across London’s skyline, Novotel London Canary Wharf is filled with an avant-garde décor and consists of a gym, pool, contemporary restaurant, and bar.
The colourful Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile is conveniently near popular landmarks such as Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Castle. Each modern apartment includes a well-equipped kitchenette and private bathroom, and some also treat guests to a seating area.
*Note to editors:
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 3,052 LGBTQ+ travellers from the United States (500), Canada (400), the UK (500), the Netherlands (251), Germany (501), France (500), Australia (300) and New Zealand (100). The survey was taken online and took place in June & July 2021.
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