São Paulo, Wednesday, 12 August 2020 — From PROUD Experiences’ Event Director, Simon Mayle:

    "It goes without saying, but our world has changed dramatically this year.

    "The ongoing pandemic has brought challenges to us all and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to navigate them.

    "Sadly, despite our best efforts, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone this year’s PROUD Experiences due to take place in Brooklyn, New York.

    "The safety of our superb guests, team and wider community will always be our number one priority. Given the climate, we simply cannot take the risk.

    "Remaining at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, PROUD Experiences will now take place between 21 and 23 June 2021.

    "In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our team directly and let’s stay connected whilst we wait for June. Follow us on social and stay tuned to On the Mic!"

  • Belong | NYC | 21 - 23 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 for 2019 included: 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).

    Meet Buyers

  • 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 speakers include:


    In his comical yet poignant interview, HRH revealed: "Coming out of the royal closet was certainly an experience; my only regret is I didn’t do it sooner."


    Head of Content at PinkNews, Ellen highlighted some interesting facts: "54% might have come out sooner if brands had shown LGBT+ people like themselves when growing up."


    Officer of the British Army and transgender woman, Hannah emphasised how "there are infinite ways of representing the LGBT community; everyone is ultimately unique."


    Author & Consultant, Jackie shared the power of word of mouth, encouraging brands to: "Generate experiences worth talking about – the great thing is we have social media now."


    2 Dads with Baggage blogger, Jon explained how you should not make assumptions about LGBT+ families: "If you just pay attention, you can probably put two and two together."


    President & CEO of NYC & Company, Fred reminded us all why NYC is the US’s most popular LGBTQ+ destination: "10% of all travellers—that’s over 7 million—were LGBTQ+ in 2019."

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      Your chance to talk to editors reaching the LGBTQ+ customer or gather new stories as a member of the press.

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