New York has been announced as the location of the second Proud Experiences event.
Organisers Reed Travel Exhibitions said the announcement followed the success of the first Proud Experiences, which is taking place in London this week.
Next year’s New York event will coincide with the official commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the city hosting WorldPride.
This will be the first time WorldPride has been held in the US.
Proud Experiences 2019 will take place from June 18-20, 2019 at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Simon Mayle, event director of Proud Experiences, said: “We consider NYC to be the perfect place for Proud Experiences and believe that 2019 will also see even more participants.
“This model presented here in London is all about significant one-to-one appointments between buyers and suppliers while also engaging in a number of educational sessions that bring all of the debate about LGBTQ travel to the table.
“To keep the community spirit we also have parties and social events to bring everyone together, creating a spirit that we hope leads to significant business and long term engagement between everyone attending this week.”
Fred Dixon, president and chief executive NYC & Company, added: “With the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and WorldPride both in June 2019, it is the perfect opportunity to bring the international travel community together in New York to focus on the growing LGBTQ travel market and build awareness of how destinations, cities and brands are working towards a more inclusive travel landscape.”