One of the things that I love about the Escapes.ca team (regardless of position), is the openness and fearlessness that they have with launching new projects. Arranging group travel is nothing new here. It wasn’t until last year when the concept of group travel took on something fun and meaningful.
With most ideas, it all started with a concept created by our team Sean, Jason, and Dori. They wanted to coordinate group travel for LGBTQ guests. The concept of this event was simple – to host a series of fun events and parties in a stunning beach destination. Aside from this, it was also important to create a sense of camaraderie and pride amongst one another.
The result was Pride in Paradise.
I had the honor of accompanying a small, but vivacious group of Pride in Paradise (PiP) goers last year. I can wholeheartedly say that it was the most fun and inspiring travel experiences to date. From the meet and greet mimosas, late nights at the disco, to the bittersweet goodbyes, PiP goes above and beyond the usual party event. It was proactive in ensuring that all guests have the opportunity to connect and create lasting friendships.
There were drag shows, foam parties, a “kinky pirates booze cruise,” and even a hilarious and “sensual” massage contest!
Here were some memorable snaps that we took onsite:
The second installment of Pride in Paradise will take on the same vision and idea. To celebrate a world where ANY concept of love is embraced, we will be visiting the stunning Oasis Sens Cancun once again during Valentine’s Day week (February 9 – 16, 2016) and hosting our first-ever LGBTQ Let Love Wed Destination Wedding!
We are proud to stand with our brothers, sisters, queens, and kings. Pride in Paradise is a great reminder of that.
We’d love for you to join us for week of Pride in Paradise. For more information, please speak to one of our Pride in Paradise Coordinators at 1-888-685-6888 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.