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The LGBT Meeting Professionals Association has grown in the almost four years since it was founded to 2,000 members from 43 countries.
LGBT attendees face unique safety concerns when traveling for meetings and events.
LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBTMPA) is moving forward with its goal to increase the success of inclusion and diversity in meetings and events.
"Our industry must remain vocal at any attempt to tell anyone that they are not welcomed."
"We recommend that meeting planners speak directly to potential host hotels about their experiences with LGBT groups and the diversity training their staff has had to ensure a high comfort level for attendees."
Thomas Roth give advice to meeting planners who want to accommodate a more diverse audience.
"LGBT meeting planners do care about the LGBT–friendly reputation of hotels and destinations they choose for their meetings."