The Largest RSVP Vacation Agency in the World
THE LARGEST RSVP VACATION & Vacaya AGENCY IN THE WORLD
Concierge Travel is a boutique gay-owned travel agency and tour operator that provides highly personalized service to all its clients. Concierge Travel was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and entered the LGBT market in 2000. Concierge Travel creates intimate, customized experiences for its LGBT guests on its own exclusive land tours. We also provide a range of services and enhancements on the vacations that we book for our guests with other travel providers.
From its modest beginnings, Concierge Travel is today the single largest RSVP Vacation agency and VACAYA Agency in the world. Concierge was named Houston’s “Gayest & Greatest Travel Agency” in the OutSmart Magazine readers poll in 2020, an honor it has received each year since 2002. It was also named “Best LGBT Cruise or Tour Company” consistently since 2010.
In 2009 Concierge Travel began offering its own small ship cruise charters, starting with a Galapagos Islands cruise, in response to a demand in the market for intimate, small-ship experiences. Concierge Travel has expanded its customized vacation offerings to include once-in-a-lifetime sailing adventures in Costa Rica on the 170-passenger Star Flyer in March 2011, on the Star Clipper in Greece August 2012 and on The Royal Clipper out of Barbados in February 2014. In addition, Concierge Travel has offered land trips to South Africa and Machu Picchu, Peru in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Our current plans, are to partner with some of the greatest LGBT Tour Operators in the Market. Together, we will offer Egypt & Jordan Spring 2023, South Africa & Victoria Falls Fall 2023 and Tanzania and the Great Migration in Spring of 2024. In addition, we offer an annual all inclusive Puerto Vallarta Vacation at the most exclusive private property – Villa Verano. Once a year, in June, we also get clients together for a 3-nights weekend at our favorite North American Guest House – Pineapple Point Guest House & Resort.
Concierge Travel believes strongly in supporting the gay and lesbian community, and regularly gives back to important LGBT organizations. Concierge Travel donates a large percent of their travel revenue to the LGBT community. Concierge Travel was a National Partner of the Human Rights Campaign in 2010 and 2011 and raised over $125,000.00 for the organization. In 2009, we donated more than $50,000 to LGBT-focused organizations and in 2012 we took on organizations such as OutServe, SMUG and Love146. In 2017 we created a fundraising event in partnership with the Montrose Center. The first year we raised funds for the Harrison Law Affordable Housing LGBTQ Affirming Senior Center in Houston. For the last three years our focus has been on Housing our Future – providing housing and support for LGBTQ homeless youth. 25% of LGBTQ youth that come out to their parents end up on the streets. We have in 4 short years been able to raise over $1,000 000.00 for these projects and have triple the number of youth that the Montrose Center have been able to place in their Rapid Rehousing Program.