Picture this: it’s 2021, we’ve been kicking COVID’s ass, and the iconic miss Jacinda Ardern has just announced that the Trans-Tasman travel bubble is a go. But now you’re in a sticky situation, because New Zealand is absolutely stunning so, like, where do you go first? There are simply too many options and, to be honest, I’ve mentally clocked out by this point.

But fear not, because we’re here, we’re queer, and we’re going to tell you exactly where to go and what to do.

One word: Queenstown.

“Why?”, I hear you ask. Well, because leading digital travel platform Booking.com has just recently announced a new partnership with Winter Pride, to be held in Queenstown between 27 August and 5 September, as a platinum sponsor of the event in 2021.

Booking.com is making it super-duper easy to experience Trans-Tasman pride in Queenstown as travel continues to open up. They have more than 28 million accommodation listings worldwide, and they’re committed to help LGBTIQ+ travellers and their allies everywhere make the most of their pride-inspired travels.

So, Whether you’re keen on a trip to one of Queenstown’s legendary ski fields, experiencing the festival community events and parties or getting immersed in the culture of New Zealand as travel starts to open up again, Booking.com is helping the LGBTIQ+ community discover new places and broaden their horizons. What absolute darls.

Booking.com says they’re super proud to partner with Winter Pride this year to, “celebrate and reinforce our belief in making the travel experience more inclusive for everyone, helping travellers experience the world as themselves and drive travel demand to our partners in this premier destination,” adding that, “This partnership supports the ongoing need for LGBTIQ+ travellers to have a choice of safe, inclusive and welcoming properties to choose from when travelling to Queenstown or further afield. Rainbow travellers knowing that Booking.com has a clear commitment to inclusion helps take stress out of travelling to new destinations or trying new properties for the first time.”


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