March 2020 ITB Pink Pavilion
Ed Salvato to emcee two full days of the Pink Pavilion. He also organized three 1:1 interviews and will conduct two of them.
March 2020 Bellingham Washington
Ed will deliver LGBTQ sensitivity and sales/marketing training to this DMO and it’s marketing partners.
January 2020 New York Times Travel Show LGBTQ+ Pavilion
Ed Salvato moderates a panel on marketing to LGBTQ travelers.
January 2020 PCMA Convening Leaders San Francisco
Billy Kolber and Ed Salvato to present on making meetings more welcoming to diverse attendees.
November 2019 8th Annual SHESummit
Ed Salvato to moderate a panel of DE&I (diversity, equity & inclusion) experts on creating inclusive spaces.
September 2019 Annual Conference on Tourism
Ed Salvato to present on diversity and inclusion to Puerto Rico hospitality providers.
June 2019 PROUD Experiences NYC
Ed Salvato and Billy Kolber present the closing MasterClass.
June 2019 Adventure Elevate
Ed Salvato moderates 2.-hour panel with Meg Cale and Zach Moses on Marketing to and Welcoming LGBTQ Guests for Travel Trade.
March 2019 ITB LGBT+ Travel Pavilion
Ed Salvato moderates all three days of conference content. Ed, Billy Kolber and Kenny Porpora lead the following sessions:
1. All Eyes on World Pride: Destinations Leveraging Big LGBT+ Events to Create Lasting Change
2. Tinkering With the Hospitality Gene: How Training focusing on LGBTQ Travelers Will Provide Better Service to All Customers
3. The Pink Crystal Ball: The Future of LGBT+ Tourism & Hospitality Marketing.
Illinois Governor’s Annual Conference on Travel & Tourism Ed Salvato presents Achieving Success in the LGBTQ Market.
March 2019 NYC & Company Annual Meeting
Ed Salvato moderates panel on the Future of LGBTQ Media with leading queer journalist/influencers to trade, industry and media.
December 2018 CMI’s 19th Annual LGBTQ Tourism Forum
Ed Salvato conducts Q&A with Leah Chandler, CMO of Discover Puerto Rico.
November 2018 NYC & Company NYC Talks
Ed Salvato, Billy Kolber and Kenny Porpora deliver Everyone Welcome to NYC & Company members.
June 2018 PROUD Experiences London
Ed Salvato presents MasterClass on Understanding Gender Diverse Guests at inaugural PROUD conference.
February 2018 Illinois Governor’s Annual Conference on Travel & Tourism
Ed Salvato presents the impact of increasing gender diversity on hospitality.
January 6,2013, I spoke at the American Bus Association’s annual convention.
November 2, 2012, I spoke at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University.
September 29 & 30, I spoke at the San Francisco Travel Show
- Click here to download a PDF version of my presentation, which includes recommendations for great LGBT-friendly destinations, events, tours and cruises.
In July 2012, I spoke at the 5th Annual Conference on LGBT Tourism and Marketing hosted by GNetwork360.
- Click here to download Ed’s talk on LGBT tourism marketing for tour operators, travel agents and hotels.
In March 2012, I spoke at the Discover New England Travel Summit, presenting two panels on LGBT Tourism Marketing. If you’d like to download a PDF version of the presentation, click on the link below.
In 2012, I have spoken or am planning on speaking at the following travel shows in collaboration with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). As I get more details about each show, I will share them here, including discount or free coupons, so check back later. Meantime, be sure to follow me on Twitter @EdSalvato.