LGBT Marketplace

The LGBT Marketplace – a chance for specialist suppliers to network and discuss their product with delegates.

Marketplace 2017

The LGBT Marketplace takes place during an extended lunch break (1.30-3pm) at the conference, and is a chance for suppliers who want to target the LGBT community to network and discuss their product with delegates.

The Marketplace was launched following feedback from delegates at previous TTG LGBT Conferences, and was trialled for the first time last year, where it received outstanding feedback from both suppliers and delegates. This year it has been expanded to allow up to 10 suppliers to take part – each of whom are given standalone areas to market and promote their offering for the LGBT community.

Suppliers wanting to take part in the LGBT Marketplace should contact sales and marketing director, Matt Roclawski at

Marketplace testimonials

Did you find the Marketplace useful?


“Yes as it helped me understand market developments and diversity developments”


“Yes, it was a good break to do something different during the middle of the day”


“Yes, was great to talk to other suppliers and strengthen & develop those relationships”


“Extremely useful”

Suppliers you will meet include:

Celebrity Cruises

Come on in. To a world filled with possibilities. Where the bar is made of ice, and the top deck made of grass. Where you can visit a new destination every day and immerse yourself in each of them. A world where you’ll discover the true meaning of nouvelle cuisine, and find its perfectly paired vintage. Where ‘me time’ is all the time.


From far-off cities to far-flung shores, our world is wonderfully diverse in every direction. With one of-a-kind shore excursions, longer overnight stays, stylishly designed staterooms that’ll make you feel right at home, and a host of exclusive extras – welcome to a different view of the world, and a sale that makes a world of difference too.

Florida Keys & Key West

The Florida Keys and Key West is participating in TTG’s LGBT Marketplace promoting its official “One Human Family” philosophy with the UK travel trade. Known for years as one of the top LGBTQ holiday destinations in the world, the Florida Keys and Key West have ignored stereotypes and refused to see boundaries for centuries. Key West has always been one of the truly authentic accepting come-as-you-are places in the world where LGBTQ visitors could express their creativity, their freedom, and their love. More than 280,000 LGBTQ holidaymakers travel to the Florida Keys and Key West each year, and for good reason --some of the best, most creative annual events there include Key West Pride in June, Tropical Heat in August, Womenfest in September and the always amazing Fantasy Fest in October. This July come and find out why we say “Key West is close to perfect, but far from normal.”

RCD Hotels

RCD Hotels own and manage luxury resort properties in Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S. We have five All Inclusive Hard Rock Hotels – one in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and four in Mexico in the luxury resorts of Cancun, Riviera Maya, Vallarta and Los Cabos (set to open early 2019). We opened the luxury adults only all-inclusive UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya last year. Our portfolio also comprises the World-famous Eden Roc Miami Beach and NOBU Hotel Miami Beach and the soon to open NOBU Hotels in Los Cabos and Chicago. We are delighted to be joining TTG for their LGBT Partnership Events to teach our agent friends about our inclusive hotels and resorts where we look forward to welcoming anyone and everyone to enjoy our luxury experiences - never has a saying been more apt than Hard Rock’s ‘Love all, Serve all’.

Thomas Cook Money

At Thomas Cook we’ve always been dedicated to making holidays amazing. That’s why we’ve launched a range of products to take better care of the things that can make or break your trip - money and travel insurance.


First up, there’s Lyk, a pre-paid travel money Mastercard. It makes topping up, transferring and spending abroad effortless, so you can focus more on doing the stuff you like on holiday. Then there’s Roam, our travel insurance offering that gives you simple, customisable cover straight from your smartphone. New products from us, to create peace of mind and freedom for you - so you can get on with enjoying your holiday.


Valencia is one of the most vibrant destinations in Europe. With a privileged location by the Mediterranean sea, it offers the perfect combination of great weather and beaches, amazing historic sites and modern architecture, diverse shopping opportunities and a fantastic array of restaurants and bars to enjoy delicious food or dance the night away.

Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is an award-winning tour specialist, offering a comprehensive range of escorted tours, private tours and tailor-made holidays to China, Southeast Asia, Japan, India and South America. Since Wendy’s first tour departed in 1994, they’ve been perfecting and diversifying their range of tours to capture the very essence of the destination, so you’re not just admiring the top sights but truly discovering them. Their guides are recognised as the best in the industry and they use their detailed expert knowledge and natural charm to create truly extraordinary on-tour experiences.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours offer outstanding value – including all flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and entrance fees. They even include your visa – worth up to £200pp. As well as classic group tours, the company also offers more culturally immersive tours in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, tailormade holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.



Tropicana Beach Club, on the edge of Covent Garden in London, describes itself as a “trip to paradise without ever having to step foot outside of London”.

Experience the beach club for yourself and join us on July 4 for a day learning about marketing and selling to the LGBT community, featuring case studies and top marketing tips, followed by Travel Pride in the evening – with cabaret, cocktails, canapés and more!


Tropicana Beach Club

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