This post was updated February 15th, 2020.
LGBT people have always traveled even before tourism was a major industry. But now, more than ever our community is taking to the skies, roads and rails to explore more new places with a major improvement in visibility. With growing acceptance of LGBT people and more countries approving marriage equality around the world, it’s no surprise that we now have a variety of new travel resources at our finger tips. Check out these 5 new travel apps that you need to download now!
This is one of the more established apps and is actually a gay travel magazine available on iOS and Android. It’s a digital-only publication that offers a subscription but also several free downloadable resources like their guides to West Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, New York City, Greece and more. We love the concept of the magazine and its interactive ability to explore the stories, media, city guides and personal accounts from both the writers as well as readers. We use the magazine to help plan trips to popular destinations across the world since they’ve covered more than 100 places over the past two years.
misterb&b is an online service that allows you to rent short or long term spaces from gay and gay-friendly hosts around the world. Think AirBnB for gays! You can rent a loft in Soho, share a room in Barcelona, a couch in the Castro or a cosy apartment in Le Marais or Chelsea! Understanding a city’s gay scene is much more easily done with the help of a local and apartment sharing is one of the best ways to meet someone living in the city who knows the best insider advice. misterb&b has become the #1 gay hotelier in the world with more than 50,000 hosts in over 130 countries.
Special Offer – New to misterb&b? You can save 10€ on your first booking by signing up with this link.
Ok, this last one is not technically LGBT focused but it could still be useful to anyone. Hotels by Day offers hotel rooms for short term, day use for reduced prices compared to overnight stays. Imagine you have to check out of your hotel room when you have a late flight (or arriving early with a late check in). You can use this app to spend a few extra hours in a hotel to drop your luggage, relax, go to the pool or shower before heading out to the airport or checking in to your main accommodation. And well, perhaps you’re looking for a few hours to spend with a friend (cough, cough…we know which apps you use) and need a private place to meet up during the middle of the day. Either way, this app has your covered.
Which of these apps have you used before? Let us know in the comments below!
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