WeTravel, Queer Destinations Create Free Inclusive Tourism Course

WeTravel, a booking and payments platform powering multi-day travel businesses, and Queer Destinations, an organization working toward more inclusive, respectful and safe destinations for the LGBTQ+ community, launched today an "Introduction to Inclusive Tourism: LGBTQ+ Travel" educational course in the WeTravel Academy for any travel professional to learn the basics of introducing inclusive practices into their business.  

The free, one-hour introductory course focuses on how to build diverse and inclusive travel businesses—on the front-end for travelers and internally for employees and suppliers—from language and image use to DEI policies and hosted training to educating travelers, suppliers and governments on LGBTQ+ travel.

WeTravel launched its Academy in December 2021 to provide a free educational hub for the travel industry to be empowered, educated and equipped on all facets of business operations, including sustainability and inclusive travel. Since its launch, more than 500 resources have been created in 12 subjects; to date, nearly 3,000 travel businesses have downloaded its resources and hundreds have enrolled in its courses.

Aligning with its resources on inclusive travel, WeTravel partnered with industry leader Queer Destinations to push forward educational tools for a travel industry that is committed to learning about and taking action for inclusivity for LGBTQ+ travelers.

“The potential of the LGBTQ+ community is unquestionable, but our industry still has quite some work to do. We celebrate our partnership with WeTravel and we’re excited to help their partners welcome queer travelers in the best possible way.” said Oriol Pamies, Queer Destinations founder.

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