The LGBT+ Travel Symposium helps brands:
- Maximise the full potential LGBTQ+ travelers
- Connect with our handpicked, global buyers
- Meet the top LGBTQ+ media and influencers
- Build long-lasting business relationships
- Be inspired by leaders in LGBTQ+ travel
- Learn from expert LGBTQ+ speakers
- Join an inclusive and profitable travel network
- Show commitment to the LGBTQ+ community
WE ARE CURRENTLY IN PLANNING FOR FUTURE SYMPOSIUMS IN LOS CABOS. PLEASE CONTACT CONCIERGE@LGBTTRAVELSYMPOSIUM.COM FOR ENQUIRIES.
2023 SUPPORTING PARTNERS & SPONSORS
50 GLOBAL LGBT+ BUYERS & MEDIA
In partnership with Visit Los Cabos, The LGBT+ Travel Symposium will host 50 of the world’s leading LGBT+ buyers and media for the event. Our reputable VIPs are hand-selected by our expert team, based on their sales and reach, and will cover the USA, Canada, Europe and Latin America. This is your opportunity to meet these top buyers and influencers all in one place.
CONNECT, NETWORK, THRIVE
Previous delegates will tell you that the most powerful benefit arising from attending is the networking opportunity that The LGBT+ Travel Symposium gives. Beyond learning and doing business, there are also events and informal networking events with opportunities to meet like-minded, LGBTQ+ welcoming travel brands and their representatives.
INSPIRING, EXPERT SPEAKERS
Our speakers and panelists are among the world’s leading LGBTQIA+ experts, in marketing, sales, media, operations and sensitivity training in travel and tourism Our educational programme provides delegates with an opportunity to learn from the very best commentators in the industry and other brands who have seen great success from engaging with LGBTQ+ audiences.
GUARANTEED BUSINESS MEETINGS
Our exclusive 1-on-1 buyer-seller marketplace and media showcase event is a fantastic opportunity to present your brand in tailored pitches to each attending VIP. These guaranteed and qualified meetings are positioned to generate business, raise awareness, grow knowledge for your product and build long-lasting relationships.
WHY ENGAGE WITH LGBTQ+ TRAVELLERS?
LGBTQ+ TRAVEL IS WORTH OVER US$200BILLION & CONTINUES TO GROW.
The market for LGBT+ travel continues to grow year-on-year by an average of 8%. This is 40% more than that of the travel spend of all of Germany.
LGBT+ TRAVELERS SPEND 55% MORE PER ARRIVAL THAN AVERAGE.
The LGBT+ community, which consists of between just 6-10% of the global population is worth 16% of the total global value.
60% OF LGBTQIA+ PEOPLE WILL BUY FROM LGBTQ+ WELCOMING BRANDS.
Today, this message resonates with heterosexual consumers too, with 37% feeling positive about destinations that promote diversity and inclusion.
US$799 / MXN15,250
REGISTRATION FOR 2023 is now closed. To be kept informed about registration in the future, please contact email@example.com
Registration is by/per company for ONE representative only and can only be purchased by companies and travel brands with products in Los Cabos. Registration gains you access to two full days symposium programme on 13-14 June. Educational session
2 x Networking lunches
1 x Evening event
Media/influencer networking session
For companies who would like to send more than one delegate, an extra charge of US$349 per additional delegate is chargeable. Companies may purchase as many tickets as they like for the main sessions and events, but are limited to a maximum of TWO representatives attending the Buyer/Supplier marketplace.
HOSTED BUYER & MEDIA PROGRAMME
HOSTED BUYER REGISTRATION FOR 2023 is now closed. To be kept informed about registration in the future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our international, fully-hosted buyer and media programme is open.
Buyer candidates must either already be selling Mexico to their clients or can demonstrate a core consumer base to similar destinations.
Media and influencer candidates must have a confirmed commission for a story on the destination or will agree to produce a minimum level of content to be considered.
Interested applicants must apply and be pre-qualified. Invitations: email@example.com
For all and any other enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2023
|08.30 – 09.30||Registration open||Host hotel|
|09.30||Good morning and welcome||Oriol Pamies / Uwern Jong|
|09.35||Official welcome from the Los Cabos Tourism Board|
|09.45||Welcome from the host hotel|
|09.50||LGBTQ Travel update||Oriol Pamies|
|10.15 – 10.40||Los Cabos: an LGBTQ+ paradise||Cynthia Ontiveros|
|10.40 – 11.00||Los Cabos Pride: a week of celebration||Los Cabos Pride|
|11.00 – 11.30||Keynote speaker||tbc|
|12.00 – 12.20||A global LGBTQ+ travel community – IGLTA||IGLTA|
|12.20 – 13.00||Being influential: the power of LGBTQIA+ media||Panel|
|13.00||Lunch and networking|
|14.15 – 15.00||What LGBTQIA+ travellers are looking for, a travel advisor’s perspective||Panel|
|15.00 – 15.30||Marketing to the rainbow family: intersectionality in the LGBTQ+ community||tbc|
|15.30 – 16.00||Travel trends, by OutThere||Uwern Jong|
|16.00 – 16.30||Coffee break|
|16.30 – 17.00||Queer Destinations: an update||Edgar Weggelaar|
|17.00 – 17.45||Best practice: a destination perspective||Panel|
|17.45||Wrap up and thank yous||Oriol Pamies / Uwern Jong|
|18.30 – 21.30||Los Cabos celebrates the rainbow opening party||Los Cabos Tourism Board||tbc|
WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2023
|09.30||Registration open||Host hotel|
|10.00 – 11.15||LGBTQIA+ media and influencer showcase/marketplace|
|11.15||Buyer/supplier marketplace setup|
|11.30 – 13.30||Buyer/supplier marketplace meetings round 1|
|13.30 – 14.30||Lunch|
|14.30 – 16.30||Buyer/supplier marketplace meetings round 2|