On a journey to transform LGBTQ+ travel
We’re on a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. Life is made richer with new experiences, and we believe that it’s only possible to truly appreciate them if everyone can comfortably show up as themselves. Yet our research shows that more than half of LGBTQ+ travelers have had less-than-welcoming or uncomfortable experiences at a property where they were staying.
Travel Proud is our way of changing that. Our aim is to make sure that a truly welcoming stay awaits LGBTQ+ people in as many places as possible. That way, you can focus on experiencing the full joy of travel, no matter who you love or how you identify.
These three priorities are at the heart of Travel Proud:
Helping LGBTQ+ people travel with confidence
We highlight Proud Certified properties with the Travel Proud badge. These property partners are committed to providing extra welcoming hospitality for everyone, so when you see the badge you can be sure you’re booking somewhere you can comfortably show up as yourself.
Helping properties be extra welcoming
Delivered with inclusivity experts HospitableMe, our Proud Hospitality training helps property partners to be sure they extend exceptional hospitality to everyone. Proud Certified properties have a dedicated representative who makes sure their whole team is committed to providing an inclusive stay for LGBTQ+ travellers.
Using the right language in every interaction
We’re making our platform more welcoming for everyone by making sure we use language that’s inclusive. In most cases, you no longer need to choose a gendered title when you make an accommodation booking. And when you create a profile you have a wider choice of gender options.