Each year before the pandemic hit, we were regular attendees of PROUD Experiences, the international travel trade show attended by LGBTQ+ travel advisors (and/or travel designers from across the globe who look after a primarily LGBTQ+ clientele). There, they meet PROUD Experiences’ delegates, the luxurious properties and experiences worldwide who are passionate about and committed to enhancing the stays and safeguarding the wellbeing of their LGBTQ+ guests. Together, this network of LGBTQ+ travel experts and allies exchange knowledge and create significant and inclusive value for us OutThere travellers – as they work to improve the guest experience and deliver new, tailored products with us in mind.
In this special series of stories, we speak to a number of PROUD Experiences delegates to explore just what they’re doing to upgrade the OutThere travel experience. From luxury beach escapes; to experiential train journeys; to fabulous hotels in the world’s buzzing metropolises; we take a deep dive into the work of a selection of these travel brands and explore their journeys in diversity and inclusion … and just what makes them so PROUD.