Connect Travel Launches the Connect THRIVE SUMMIT


Connect Travel is pleased to announce the Connect THRIVE SUMMIT, a global conference focused on community development through LGBTQ travel, sports and entertainment. Connect THRIVE SUMMIT will take place Oct. 3-5, 2019, at the Parc 55 in San Francisco.

“After many conversations with leaders in the LGBTQ travel and sports industry, it became clear there is a huge opportunity to help them connect with the people, products, services and ideas to grow their business and build their communities,” said Will Seccombe, president of Connect Travel. “With that in mind, we have built the Connect THRIVE SUMMIT to provide a robust educational program alongside a series of pre-scheduled, one-on-one connections between attendees.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will headline a powerful group of keynote presentations from leaders in LGBTQ business, sports, marketing, entertainment, and politics, including Olympians Brian Boitano and Brooke Crain.

The pre-scheduled connections will facilitate conversations among destinations, resorts, hotels, attractions, domestic and international tour operators and travel agents, sports rights holders, media, marketers and brands. 

“We firmly believe the Connect THRIVE SUMMIT presents an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen our communities by building strong connections between leaders within the LGBTQ travel, sports and entertainment industry,” said DJ Doran, managing director, Diversitas Media.

To register for the Connect THRIVE SUMMIT, please visit To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact


Connect Travel creates efficient and effective environments to expedite the sales process by connecting tourism professionals with the products, services, people and ideas that allow them to thrive in a rapidly evolving and highly competitive global marketplace. For more information, visit

Connect is a leader in the meetings, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces a full suite of digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings, business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines and destination information, which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. More information about the company's brands and services is available at

Source: Connect THRIVE SUMMIT


Categories: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Tags: Destination Marketers, DMO Marketing, LGBTQ, LGBTQ Sports, Travel, travel marketing

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Connect Travel is the leisure tourism division of Connect and serves as a strategic marketing partner connecting destination marketers with the products, services and people that will allow them to thrive.

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