Several travel leaders have been included in Attitude magazine’s latest list of LGBTQ+ "trailblazers".
They include Charitable Travel chief executive Melissa Tilling, who said on LinkedIn she was proud to be listed "in illustrious global company".
"Thank you everyone who has supported the Charitable Travel journey, what a wonderful way to end the most challenging of years," she added.
Attitude described Tilling as "one of the bravest women in the travel business" after she lunched a new social enterprise at the start of Pride month at what was then the height of the pandemic.
Others making the list include Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer Juha Jarvinen; Qantas chief executive and managing director Alan Joyce; Celebrity Cruises vice-president and managing director EMEA Jo Rzymowska; and Belmond senior vice-president global head of brand, marketing and communications Arnaud Champenois.
The list also features photographer and travel journalist Jurriaan Teulings; IGLTA president and chief executive John Tanzella; director of human rights at Copenhagen 2021 Aron Le Fevre; Ntsako Travel Africa director Lipian Bongani Mtandabari; and Elska magazine editor and chief photographer Liam Campbell.