The Principality of Monaco Releases the First LGBT Travel Brochure
Monaco announces the release of the Principality’s first LGBT brochure, highlighting the Principality as a fitting locale for couples’ milestone celebrations such as proposals, honeymoons, and anniversaries. And, with its luxurious spas, Michelin star rated restaurants with world-renowned chefs, diverse arts and culture scene, prominent nightlife, and thrilling year-round sports events calendar, there is never a lack of enjoyable experiences to discover together.
Inclusive, authentic, fabulous and secure – these are the themes identified and reinforced throughout the four-color/three-fold brochure, and the copy and images of couples enjoying high-end accommodations, exquisite cuisine, and activities befitting an exclusive getaway.
“We are thrilled to have a piece of collateral that speaks to this very active group of travelers who connect with the offerings the Principality is known for,” said Cindy Hoddeson, Director North America of the Monaco Government Tourist Office. “In addition to its reputation of fairytale romance, luxurious hotels, epicurean delights, and full calendar of cultural activities, it is important to note that Monaco is a cosmopolitan nation with representation from 139 nationalities that help make the country culturally diverse and welcoming.
The brochure is a wealth of information - starting from opening visuals of arrival at Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport where visitors can helicopter into Monaco, à laJames Bond, for a fast (seven minutes), scenic, and memorable airport transfer, or a short 30-minute drive.
Upon arrival, the accommodation choices are world-class hotels providing premium luxury experiences for great value with pricing on par with other European capitals and Caribbean destinations. More than half of Monaco’s hotels rank as 5- and 4-star properties, encompassing historic landmarks, contemporary resorts, and charming boutique hotels. Long recognized as one of the world’s leading spa destinations, the Principality also features sumptuous spas in which to unwind and be pampered. Health and wellness enthusiasts will find a wide array of treatments, from relaxing couple’s massages to cutting-edge cryotherapy sessions.
There is never a loss for things to do in Monaco. The arts had its beginnings when Monte-Carlo was conceived in 1863 and marked by the opening of the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo. The Principality has since emerged as a pioneer in the fields of sustainability and innovation, hospitality, and the performing arts. Starting with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes who performed in Monaco from 1911 to 1929, the Principality soon became a magnet for vibrant and iconic celebrities attracting starlets, artists, and sport personalities alike. A full calendar of events, including museum exhibitions, ballet and musical performances, or a reminder to tour the Old City and watch the Changing of the Guard, provides daily reminders of the robust options.
Known for having a total of nine Michelin stars among six Michelin star rated restaurants, Monaco’s provides the best of old world fine dining elegance to the latest organic local farm- and sea-to-table trends using fresh Mediterranean produce and seafood. Visitors can also mix with locals - the Monégasques – and stroll along the stalls of flowers, fresh fruit, and warm breads of the Provençal open-air and covered Condamine Market or enjoy a local organic craft beer on Port Hercule while admiring the superyachts.
Monaco, recognized as one of the safest destinations in Europe crediting political neutrality, boasts one of the world’s highest police per capita rates with more than 500 officers discreetly patrolling the Principality.
Monaco became a member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) in 2015.