I’ve been named one of the 12 LGBTQIA+ Voices to Follow in Travel and Tourism

Nice surprise to be featured in this article on the “12 LGBTQIA+ Voices to Follow in Travel and Tourism Right Now” by CrowdRiff. A gratifying milestone to mark the last day of Pride month. (And congrats to the other 11 queer luminaries included here!) 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ ❤️ 🙏🏽 cc: CrowdRiff, NYU School of Professional Studies, NYU Tisch Center ofContinue reading “I’ve been named one of the 12 LGBTQIA+ Voices to Follow in Travel and Tourism”

The Future of Queer Travel

I was thrilled to work on this epic TripAdvisor Pride package with editors Peter Frank and Clara Ogden Sedlak. 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ 💕 I got to amplify a few of the leading voices in the LGBTQ travel & tourism ecosystem: Robert Sharp, Alysse Dalessandro Santiago, Giovonni Santiago, Merryn Johns, Ravi Roth and Jacob Anderson-Minshall on thisContinue reading “The Future of Queer Travel”

“Gays lead, and the rest follow.” The power of LGBTQ travel

Check out my recent article in USA Today: ‘Travelers are ready to explore’: LGBTQ travelers leading the way to tourism recovery “Gays lead, and the rest follow,” Roger Dow tells the National LGBT Media Association. Dow is president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association, the Washington, D.C.-based organization representing all segments of travel in America.  “They’re adventurous andContinue reading ““Gays lead, and the rest follow.” The power of LGBTQ travel”

UDPATE: THIS WEBINAR HAS ENDED. Join an important, timely and lively conversation Tuesday, December 8 at 12:30PM ET

UPDATE, DECEMBER 8, 2020: THIS WEBINAR HAS CONCLUDED If you missed it, check out the webinar recording here. Stay tuned for updates on our next DEI-related webinar sometime in early 2021! Join an important, timely and lively conversation Tuesday, December 8 at 12:30PM ET with key leaders in DEI in travel, tourism, hospitality and eventsContinue reading “UDPATE: THIS WEBINAR HAS ENDED. Join an important, timely and lively conversation Tuesday, December 8 at 12:30PM ET”

Join Me In Person (!) or Virtually at Connect THRIVE Summit 2020

Connect THRIVE Summit focuses on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports, and entertainment, and we have many of the leading authorities on LGBTQ+ marketing speaking at this year’s event. Including yours truly! Unable to attend the event in-person? THRIVE has got you covered.  They are live streaming all of the awesome content from the Connect THRIVEContinue reading “Join Me In Person (!) or Virtually at Connect THRIVE Summit 2020”

Catch Me at WSYTC Online 2020 on Thursday, October 8 at 2:15pm Speaking about LGBTQ Travel

WYSTC 2020 Online starts Wednesday, October 7, and I have the privilege of speaking on Thursday at 2:15 PM EDT. I will share tips and insights in my session: “Invite, respect and protect younger LGBTQ travelers.” Register now to secure your place. For a preview of the session, read this interview that WYSTC conducted withContinue reading “Catch Me at WSYTC Online 2020 on Thursday, October 8 at 2:15pm Speaking about LGBTQ Travel”

Excerpted from an interview with WSYE on marketing to LGBTQ travelers and LGBTQ travel safety

How do you approach businesses that are based in regions where treatment of the LGBTQ community is not considered? I approach all businesses with the understanding that there are challenges and opportunities within the LGBTQ community. Whatever the end of the marketing spectrum organisations are at towards promoting themselves in the segment, businesses will continueContinue reading “Excerpted from an interview with WSYE on marketing to LGBTQ travelers and LGBTQ travel safety”

New York City Love Letters: A Hawk and Other Magnificence along Riverside Drive

A get-out-of-the-house-for-any-reason bike ride south along beautiful and under-appreciated Riverside Drive, which stretches from West 158th Street to West 72nd on the far west side of Manhattan along the Hudson River. You’ll find lots of beautiful parkland, gorgeous apartment buildings, presidential monuments, churches oh, and this red-tailed hawk. 🚲 🌃 ☀️ 🌳