Why do I need to take a training session to become Proud Certified?
Travel Proud certification is a way for us to tell travellers what they can expect if they stay at your property. The Proud Hospitality training session helps prepare you to offer your guests what being Proud Certified promises. The 75-minute online course covers the barriers that LGBTQ+ guests often face, and will help you to make your property more inclusive by seeing things from a different perspective. The course is offered in English and is hosted live by two experts, who you can interact with and ask questions.
HospitableMe is a global strategy and education company specialised in inclusive hospitality. They are particularly focused on the travel industry, empowering businesses to engage with LGBTQ+ guests in authentic and personalised ways. We developed our Proud Hospitality training session in partnership with them, to help you understand the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ travellers.
Why is Travel Proud only available in three cities?
We’re piloting the Travel Proud programme in Amsterdam, Berlin and Manchester, but we plan to expand to more locations in the future. By launching in these three cities first, we can find out what works well and how we can develop the programme before we roll it out further.