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Paris Named 2018’s Most Gay Welcoming City in the World

Vacationer Staff
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misterb&b, the largest gay travel community in the world with 200,000 hosts in over 135 countries, today announces the 2018 Most Gay Welcoming City Award.

With the 2018 Gay Games being held in Paris this August 4th to 12th, misterb&b is proud to name the city of light and love, Paris, 2018’s Most Gay Welcoming City in the world. Paris beats out New York City and London for top honors.

misterb&b reviewed multiple criteria from its community of global gay travelers and hosts: city searches on, reviews left by travelers, number of gay and gay friendly places listed in misterb&b gay travel guides, and average listing price per night. The information was gathered over a 12 month period from misterb&b’s Top 10 cities: Barcelona, New York City, Paris, Madrid, London, Berlin, San Francisco, Lisbon, Rome & Los Angeles.

Most searched city by misterb&b travelers in 2017?

#1 New York City #2 Paris #3 London

Top 3 cities in which misterb&b hosts are the most hospitable? (hosts’ best reviews – minimum 4 or 5 stars)

#1 Paris #2 New York City #3 San Francisco

The city with the best average reviews for gay bars and restaurants (minimum 3 or 4 stars)?

#1 Paris #2 Berlin #3 San Francisco

City with the most competitive misterb&b prices per night?

#1 Paris #2 Barcelona #3 Lisbon

In response to this announcement, Bruno Julliard, First Deputy to the Municipality of Paris, said: “This comes to commend the commitment of the municipality, the LGBTQI+ associations and the work provided by tourism professionals on the Paris territory. As we approach the opening of the Gay Games this summer, it’s a beautiful message sent to France and internationally. Paris will always be open to everyone”.

© Photo Credit: Jean-Baptiste Gurliat – Paris City hall

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