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​At Rich Vein Travel we are proud to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. As an LGBT-friendly travel agency, we are committed to working with hotels, resorts, and tourism boards that do their utmost to ensure that LGBT travellers enjoy a safe and comfortable experience when travelling abroad.

We want you to feel as safe and as comfortable as possible at every stage of the process when it comes to booking a holiday or honeymoon. So from the moment you contact us we will do our utmost to ensure that we ask the right questions, without being invasive, rude, or making you feel uncomfortable. As an LGBT-friendly travel company who actually understands gay travel, we won’t pigeon hole or stereotype. Whether you’re travelling solo, with friends, in a same sex couple, or in a group, no two holidays are the same, and more importantly, no two individuals are the same. As a result, we will make sure that we take the time to understand your specific needs to learn more about what you’re looking for. Adopting such a unique approach means that we’re able to deliver the best service possible.

From gay honeymoons and LGBT-friendly holiday destinations, to gay pride and cruises, our gay travel experts are incredibly knowledgeable. Many of our travel experts have first-hand experience, travelling solo, in groups and in same sex couples so can provide you with lots of helpful advice and guidance. Having first-hand experience is vital. It ensures that you’re able to receive the best gay travel advice based on where you want to go and who you would like to go with. As the old saying goes, there is no substitute for experience.

Book your luxury holiday or honeymoon today by contacting our luxury travel experts.

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Gay Travel Destinations

At Rich Vein Travel we strongly believe in a world without borders. We believe that the world and every country within it should be open to all. But this can occasionally mean travelling to destinations where homosexuality and gay marriage may be illegal at most, or frowned upon at the very least.

As we’re firm believers in opening the world up to all, we understand that sometimes you may want to travel to places where being gay is not quite as acceptable as it is at home. Because of this, our luxury travel experts will always offer open and honest advice on a destination. Our experts will clearly outline any risks and concerns from the outset. Your safety and happiness comes first. However there are a range of luxury honeymoon destinations, such as the Maldives where although it’s illegal to be gay, the resorts we work with are extremely welcoming to gay couples. And the privacy and tranquillity that such resorts are able to provide mean that on the whole, you can relax and be yourself.  So that dream of a luxury honeymoon spent in an overwater bungalow can definitely become a reality!

On the other end of the spectrum there are European holiday destinations like Germany, Greece and Spain, where gay travellers and same sex couples are welcomed with open arms across the country. These European countries have become some of the most popular gay travel destinations in the world. Travel to any of these countries in the summer and you’ll be able to enjoy a range of pride events and parades. And within Spain and Germany in particular you will also find LGBT hotel chains such as the Axel Hotels Group. This self-proclaimed “Heterofriendly” hotel group is primarily for the LGBT community and has a range of luxury hotels in Berlin,  Ibiza, and Madrid to name a few.

Further afield there are incredibly friendly destinations like Australia, Thailand and Canada.

In 2018 Australia legalised gay marriage after years of campaigning. This has made Australia an even more attractive gay travel destination. Sydney; renowned for its annual Mardi gras celebrations is the perfect place to start a luxury holiday, before travelling along the East Coast to the Whitsundays, Melbourne and beyond.

In 2018 Canada was ranked the no.1 gay travel destination in the 2018 Spartacus Gay Travel Index. It’s nearly always had a reputation for being one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. For a one-of-a-kind experience, why not explore the Canadian Rockies? Spend your days rediscovering the beauty of Mother Nature. And at night, retire your elegant appointed room in a luxury hotel.

Although same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Thailand, Thailand is a very gay-friendly destination. Nicknamed “The land of smiles”, the beauty, friendly atmosphere and hospitality of the people will undoubtedly leave a positive lasting impression. The list of things to do and see when visiting Thailand is almost endless. From the buzzing city of Bangkok to the beautiful remote private island resorts, a luxury holiday or honeymoon in Thailand can be anything that you want it to be.

However, there’s no reason why alternative holiday options shouldn’t be on your radar either. Perhaps you would like a guided safari tour in Tanzania? Or perhaps you’re keen to travel by rail or on a luxury cruise? No matter how you choose to spend your time, or who you choose to spend it with, it’s the memories that you create whilst doing it that matters. To help ensure that you have the best time possible whilst you’re away, our travel experts will always make sure that they make the right recommendations.

To find out more about some gay friendly travel destinations, read our blog post on LGBT travel tips.

Gay Honeymoon Destinations

Getting married has got to be one of, if not the greatest moments of your life. Tying the knot with the love of your life, if we’re lucky, happens once. However, a wedding without a honeymoon is like a birthday without cake. It’s one of the standouts of the whole experience.

Your honeymoon is supposed to be the holiday of a lifetime. We recognise that planning it alongside a wedding can be stressful. But for same-sex couples there are even more details to take into account.

Whilst we may not be able to plan a fabulous wedding, we can definitely plan a luxury honeymoon. We handpick each and every hotel to ensure that all of our same-sex honeymooners will have a hassle-free experience. So leave the logistics to us.

Contact us for a free consultation with one of our luxury gay travel experts. Tell us your interests, what you are looking for and where you have been previously. And we will create you a tailor-made honeymoon and bespoke itinerary which suit your needs and wants. This itinerary can be tweaked, edited and refined until you’re 100% happy with our proposal. We don’t settle for anything less than perfection.

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Usually a honeymoon is the perfect time to opt for a bit of wow. Of course, there are the usual honeymoon favourites such as the Maldives, Mauritius, and Thailand. However, if you are to marry once, then there really isn’t a better time to demand the most and the very best!

One of our favourite luxury honeymoon destinations is French Polynesia. This untouched paradise, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is a firm favourite amongst celebrities, and discerning luxury travellers. Enjoy peace, privacy and tranquillity as you indulge all your senses. With its volcanic mountains, aquamarine lagoons, and white sand beaches French Polynesia is the perfect honeymoon destination. If you are travelling from the UK, we often recommend flying direct to Los Angeles for an overnight stay, followed by a flight to Papeete with a final short flight to Bora Bora. Once you arrive and take your first steps in the bright white sand, the journey will become a distant memory.

Or if you would like to visit a range of countries on your honeymoon, why not try a luxury cruise honeymoon? A luxury cruise is the perfect honeymoon idea because you’re able to visit more than one country, they’re usually all-inclusive, and the excursions are exceptional.

We primarily partner with three luxury cruise lines. One is UniWorld, an all-inclusive brand, which is dedicated to creating memorable cruise experiences, and a keen focus on offering the LGBT community and their families a luxurious travel experience. Our other select partners Silversea, AmaWaterways also provide a range of other unique experiences. Silversea’s immaculate fleet sails far and wide with cruises around Europe, as well as expedition cruises in some of the world’s most inaccessible and remarkable locations. Whilst AmaWaterways are specialists in European river cruising.

If you’ve always thought about a luxury cruise for a honeymoon, but have been unsure about if it will be right for you, then read our short blog post on why a luxury cruise could be the best decision you ever make!

To discuss your luxury LGBT honeymoon why not contact one of our luxury gay travel experts today?

Gay Travel Laws

There are still 71 countries around the world with anti LGBT legislation. So it’s very important that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travellers are fully aware of the latest developments, and travel advice. As a luxury travel company we are able to be benefit from the knowledge and expertise provided by platforms such as Equaldex and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Using these resources we ensure that anyone booking with us has access to the best and most up-to-date advice.

As a supporter and member of various LGBT organisations such as the Gay European Tourism Association, and by working with LGBT travel bloggers we have access to a wide range of research and information. This further allows us to provide each traveller with the most up-to-date travel information. Having the most up-to-date travel information ensures that our advice and recommendations are well considered. So you can spend less time researching the best destinations and leave the hard work to us!

To book your next LGBT luxury holiday or honeymoon, contact us today. We serve the LGBT community with pride.

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