Orbitz has launched a new search engine with more than 35,000 hotels that have pledged to be inclusive and welcome LGBTQ guests.
You can earn up to $150 in Orbucks by booking one of these hotels and supporting LGBTQ-owned businesses in June.
You can access this offer on the Orbitz website here.
Noe that this offer is valid for bookings June 15 – 21, 2021.
Here’s the note that Orbitz sent us:
Shop LGBTQ, Earn a Free Stay on Orbitz Orbitz is offering two limited-time incentives encouraging travelers to support LGBTQ welcoming hotels and queer-owned businesses in exchange for up to $150 in free travel money from the site.
• Visitors who reserve a stay at an LGBTQ-welcoming hotel on Orbitz.com/Pride June 15- 21, 2021, will receive $50 back in Orbucks. 2 Orbucks are travel dollars equal to $1 USD that can be redeemed on future hotel stays booked through Orbitz. 3
• Additionally, anyone who supports an LGBTQ-owned business this month is eligible to receive $100 in Orbucks. 4 Celebrities Jonathan Bennett and Stacy London are collaborating with Orbitz to spotlight their favorite queer-owned shops and restaurants, including Chicken Ranch in Palm Springs and Blue Stocking Bookstore in NYC. The offer, available at Orbitz.com/Pride, is capped at the first 500 people.
Here’s a note about the new search capability:
Today Orbitz is introducing a new search capability that improves access to lodging partners that have signed an Inclusivity Pledge against discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual identity. More than 35,000 independent, boutique and name-brand hotels have opted in, making it a powerful search tool for LGBTQIA travelers.
Guests can explore LGBTQ-welcoming hotels via the dedicated search engine on Orbitz.com/Pride or check the LGBTQ-welcoming hotel filter during their search on Orbitz.com and mobile sites. Hotels that sign on agree at a minimum to enforce a zero-tolerance policy for discriminatory behavior. Some LGBTQ-welcoming hotels have adopted additional measures, such as training staff on gender identities and use of gender-neutral language.
You don’t have to be gay to book one of these LGBTQ welcoming hotels and businesses, and it won’t hurt that you earn bonus Orbucks in the process.
This is a good move by Orbitz to list hotels that are inclusive of all guests, but I have not come across hotels lately that would bat an eye when giving a king bed for the same sec couple.