Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — 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 by GayTravel.com.

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 travelers 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 travelers. 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.

Puerto Vallarta has organically grown to be a leading LGBT destination because of the destination’s natural beauty, our locals’ ability to embrace people from all walks of life and world-class infrastructure,” said Agustin Alvarez, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “With over 70 businesses actively promoting themselves to LGBT visitors and their allies, the granting of Gay Travel Approved status by GayTravel.com is a recognition of our destination’s commitment to high-quality services and all-welcoming spirit.”

“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.

GayTravel.com encourages its readers to offer recommendations for "Gay Travel Approved” travel destinations, accommodations, cruises, tours, events, restaurants, and venues and to also provide feedback on any existing Gay Travel Approved travel partners by emailing [email protected].

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