About

  • What it's about

    PROUD Experiences is the first of its kind. An international three-day event bringing together travel suppliers and buyers as well as lifestyle brands targeting the LGBTQ+ community.

    Back in New York City for 2020, you’ll have the chance to meet with your peers through Pre-Scheduled Appointments, matching you to buyers and suppliers that fulfil your aspirations. You’ll hear from influential people who can pass on some great lessons, enabling you to avoid the mistakes of brands who have ‘superficially’ tried to break into the LGBTQ+ market.

    With limited places, the lucky few will develop business, strategies and creative ideas to better serve this fast growing market.

  • Exhibiting

    Are you clear of your strategy to attract LGBTQ+ travellers? Do you have the right contacts, whose clients are key to your business?

    Exhibiting Info

    Buyers

    Do you represent LGBTQ+ travellers? Do you want to meet with brands who can offer you new destinations for your clients?

    Buyer info

  • Testimonials

    • I am now more than ever determined and committed to develop a fair trade environment so our LGBTQ+ customers are super well attended, as they should be. I am really proud to have been one of PROUD Experiences’ hosted buyers and I look forward to further engagement with all partners, better revenue generation from the LGBTQ+ community and higher client's love factor.

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      • Jean-Pierre Soutric
      • VP Strategic Partnerships, Grand Luxury Group
    • Great selection of buyers, great nationalities, great spread of locations and affiliations with different networks. PROUD Experiences improves our training and our approach, which is very important with an industry that is going to keep evolving throughout the years.

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      • Karen Leger
      • Global Director, Luxury & Lifestyle Sales at InterContinental Hotels Group
    • We need to work on this market (LGBTQ) and PROUD Experiences was very good as it gave me the easy opportunity to connect with people. Some of the buyers were very appreciative to have met me, and the Masterclasses were very interesting and useful to me. PROUD Experiences has made me feel very comfortable with our offering to the LGBTQ sector.

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      • Franziska Lein
      • Director of Leisure Sales, Hotel Café Royal
    • It was our first time as a brand and we are here because it is a perfect fit for our company. We are launching Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady in 2020. The buyers I met went from not knowing who we are to understanding exactly which of their clients will be put on the ship. You can’t just slap a rainbow flag on a brand any more, you have to market to this sector properly.

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      • Lindsey Wagner
      • Sales Manager, West at Virgin Voyages

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