For our guide on relaxing retreats, adventurous getaways or cultural escapes, as well as the latest gay travel news.

{Hot Hotel} Kameha Grand Zürich

    The glossy black façade of the Kameha Grand Zurich would be quite intimidating, were it not for the neon sign illuminating the hotel’s slogan: LIFE IS GRAND.

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      It was not always easy staying conscious on my visit to Shanti Maurice, but that was the goal. The Mauritius resort was hosting me on their new five-day sleep package, which promised to send me home prepared to be a champion sleeper.

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      World’s first rum that ‘tastes like holiday’ unveiled by Virgin Holidays

        As the winter months continue to bite, we’ve been keeping our mind fixed firmly on sunshine and sea, but Virgin Holidays have just gone and distilled the world’s first drink that actually tastes like holiday.

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        The Travel Award 2016: International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)

          Introducing the IGLTA, a gay-friendly global travel network dedicated to connecting LGBT travelers to the businesses that support them and recipient of the 2016 Winq Travel Award, presented by Suki Sandhu at our 2016 awards luncheon, supported by United Airlines.

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          Interview: Emerald Waterways launches the first LGBT river cruise

            Next summer, Emerald Waterways will be hosting the UK’s first LGBT river cruise, taking place over eight days on the River Danube, setting sail from the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

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            A third of gay travellers face discrimination on holiday, finds Virgin Holidays

              One in three (37%) LGBT holidaymakers experience some form of discrimination abroad, according to a new survey conducted by Virgin Holidays.

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              Travel safe with Emerald Life’s new travel insurance

                LGBT insurance company Emerald Life recently launched its own travel insurance, tailoring the product to the specific needs of gay travellers and promising not to unfairly penalise HIV+ customers.

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                Travel: If you’re going to San Francisco…

                  As well as exploring Namibia and taking a look at the best private islands for hire in the new issue of Winq, we sent Culture Editor Matt Cain on a pilgrimage to San Francisco, to follow in the footsteps of his favourite characters from Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books.

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                  Fancy a stay in David Bowie’s island retreat?

                    When David Bowie died last month, his death caused a wave of mourning across the world. Never before was the loss of a musical icon felt so keenly by so many. If, like us, you’re still a bit shell-shocked over Bowie’s final act, you can now pay your respect (and hide yourself away) in the star’s former holiday home on the island of Mustique.

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                    Restaurant review: Smith & Wollensky, London

                      Smith & Wollensky is a New York (and latterly elsewhere) USA staple that defines American fine dining on a scale. And now it’s gone transatlantic, in the grandest of style.

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                      Winq Magazine

                      Winq magazine

                      Winter 2016/2017

                      The new Winter issue of Winq (yes, we’ve now gone quarterly) is all about our 2016 Men of the Year, following our awards ceremony in December.

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