We’re on a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. However, research shows that a third of LGBTQ+ travelers fear judgement from hotel staff. That means a huge part of the global travel population can’t comfortably show up as themselves.
To change that, we’re empowering properties to engage with guests from all kinds of backgrounds and to offer truly inclusive hospitality. We’re making it easier for you to find and book with properties where you can expect a warm welcome – no matter where you come from, what you believe, or whom you love.
We’re making Booking.com more welcoming for everyone by making sure we use language that’s inclusive. In most cases, you no longer need to choose a gendered title when booking accommodations. And when you create a profile, you'll have a wider range of gender options.
When you see a Proud Certified property, you can be sure you’ll feel welcome, no matter who you are or whom you love. To qualify, at least one team member at the property needs to complete the Proud Hospitality training we developed with inclusive hospitality experts HospitableMe.
Our dedicated city pages showcase the Proud Certified properties in those cities, where LGBTQ+ travelers can count on an inclusive stay. We’re starting with city pages for Amsterdam, Berlin, and Manchester, and plan to expand globally soon.