• Belong | New York | 22 - 24 June

    The LGBTQ+ community are fighting for something non-LGBTQ+ travellers have always taken for granted: the ability for an individual to choose where in the world they feel like they really belong. Safely.

    This event brings together leaders from the travel & lifestyle sectors to light the way through education and stories and to do great business together.

    It’s a big beautiful world of longing and belonging and we’re proud to invite you to join us.


    What’s it about

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      Your chance to be one of our specially invited suppliers.
  • Buyers.

    Highly qualified buyers, all focused on helping drive the LGBTQ+ travel sector, attend PROUD Experiences. Surrounded by like-minded people, our travel advisors and planners are sourced from the biggest markets in North America, Northwest Europe and South America. New agents confirmed for 2019 include: Brickell Travel (USA), Departure Lounge (USA), Eden For Your World (USA), Grand Luxury Group (France), Il Viaggio (Italy), International Travel Group (Mexico), L'Espace Tours (Brazil) and Valerie Wilson Travel (USA).

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  • Open mind sessions.

    PROUD Experiences is so much more than matchmaking. Engaging in a number of educational sessions brings all of the debate about LGBTQ+ travel to the table. Open your mind to the realities of LGBTQ+ tourism with our in-depth programme, exploring everything from attracting the LGBTQ+ customer to safety and security concerns.

    Some of our previous sessions and speakers include:


    Author and Editor-in-Chief of ManAboutWorld emphasised the seemingly obvious fact: "You can’t provide a personalised service to LGBTQ+ people if you don’t understand us."


    Leading travel brands Kuoni, Belmond, Emerald Waterways and LGBT specialist consultancy Out Now Consulting explored the LGBTQ+ marketplace in 2018.


    Indonesia travel writer and author, Erza S.T. highlighted how "The Southeast Asian market needs: awareness on LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, destinations and activities."


    This insightful panel discussion provided a look at how thinking outside the box can put you on the map in the minds of LGBTQ+ audiences, reaching this high-growth, profitable consumer base.


    Managing Director of OutOfOffice.com and TravelGay.com, Darren reminded us all that "the LGBTQ demographic is really diverse in its own rights, there is no one size fits all."


    Highlighting the often overlooked ‘T’ in LGBT, valuable insights into the transgender community and their consumer behaviour were realised during this panel.

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      You'll have plenty of opportunities to understand the media landscape and talk to editors reaching the LGBTQ+ customer.

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