PROUD Experiences to be held in New York City in 2019
To take place from June 18-20 at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the move coincides with the official commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the City hosting WorldPride.
Fred Dixon, president and CEO NYC & Company, was in London to participate in the first PROUD Experiences event.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with PROUD for 2019, having been part of the very first event of its kind in London this week,” he said. “With the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and WorldPride both in June 2019, it is the perfect opportunity to bring the international travel community together in New York City to focus on the growing LGBTQ travel market and build awareness of how destinations, cities and brands are working towards a more inclusive travel landscape.”
Event director Simon Mayle believes that 2019 will also see even more participants.
“This model presented here in London is all about significant one-to-one appointments between buyers and suppliers whilst also engaging in a number of educational sessions that bring all of the debate about LGBTQ travel to the table,” he said.
“To keep the community spirit we also have parties and social events to bring everyone together, creating a spirit that we hope leads to significant business and long term engagement between everyone attending this week.”