DE&I in the tourism sector

International DE&I LGBTQ+ Tourism Accreditation and Certification Program

Join our LGBTQ+ Diversity & Inclusion Protocol and Improve the Social Impact in Tourism Industry

About Us

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Queervadis Approved certified by RINA is the first and unique international Diversity, Equity & Inclusion LGBTQ+ accreditation and certification program for the Tourism Industry. It was developed in 2020 with the support of the main LGBTQ+ associations and is based on the standards of the QueerVadis DE&I protocol, validated by RINA, which is in charge to validate the inclusive hospitality programs.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to contribute to the inclusion path with regards to the traveling LGBTQ+ community in the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help companies to assess gaps between policy and culture in interactions with the LGBTQ+ community.

Core Values

Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability. In hospitality, we mean advocacy for environment protection, accessibility for everyone and fair competition.

Who already joined us

Our Innovative Tools for LGBTQ+ Tourism

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LGBTQ+ Standards of Conduct

Defines good operational, marketing and communication practices aimed at attracting and retaining LGBTQ+ guests. Respects the corporate objectives and harmonizes those of social sustainability in the company and in the relationship with the guest.

LGBTQ+ Accreditation & Certification Program

The first International LGBTQ+ Tourism Accreditation & Certification Program that verify and certify the respect of standards of conduct.

Certified By RINA

Major multinational certification body, specializing in inspection and certification as a business-to-society for green transition. Third-party certification by RINA guarantees objective conformity to protocol and standards concerning, amongst others, DE&I and ESG. RINA is based in Italy and is present in more that 70 countries.

LGBTQ+ Index

Thanks to the analysis of online content, comments, and reviews, the first LGBTQ+ Index is able to measure the gender inclusivity of tourism for destinations, hotels, and operators through a rating from 0 to 100. It was created with the collaboration of The Data Appeal.

Why is so important to be an LGBTQ+ Welcoming Hotel Certified?

As you can see in the last research of Community Marketing, the 69% of LGBTQ+ travelers tends to stay at hotel brands that they know are LGBTQ+ welcoming. It’s also important to see that the 78% considers important if an Hotel has sexual orientation non-discrimination policies, 73% provides LGBTQ+ diversity training to staff and for the 64% if they advertises in the LGBTQ+ media.

LGBTQ+ Welcoming Hotel Certified

As you can see in the last research of Community Marketing, the 69% of LGBTQ+ travelers tend to stay at hotel brands that they know are LGBTQ+ welcoming. It’s also important to see that the 78% consider important if an Hotel has sexual orientation non-discrimination policies, 73% if provides LGBTQ+ diversity training to staff and for the 64% if they advertises in the LGBTQ+ media.

Separation & Divorce

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Child Custody

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Child Support

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Spousal Support

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International Matters

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Family Law Appeals

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Wealth Protection

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High Net-worth Services

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How It Works

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Online Assessment

Discover your weaknesses by answering some simple questions, we'll help you to improve your social impact.

Online Assessment

Discover your weaknesses by answering some simple questions, we'll help you to improve your social impact.

Audit Process

The international certification body, RINA, will validate your inclusive hospitality program annually.

Certification

Once the audit has been completed, you will receive the certification.

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Vancouver

Howe St, Vancouver, BC VZS 2S8, Canada.
+1 12345 67890

Montreal

Henri Ave, Montreal, QB H2S 3S3, Canada
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Toronto

Kingston 584 Toronto M4L 1V3, Canada
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What Our Partners Say

Let us build together an inclusive World!

Nicola Accurso
Nicola AccursoGM 21WOL
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Hotel 21WOL has deeply appreciated this collaboration, which has contributed to implement the D&I protocol into our business values. Our values embed inclusion and respect for diversity, also in gender and sexual identities. In addition, the LGBTQ+ market is extremely interesting and must be targeted with a devoted training, in order to better respond to guests’ expectations. Inclusivity cannot be just a good intention, it must be supported by training, in order to supply useful tools to manage hospitality. Knowing the guests’ expectations is a must, to approach the demand of a fast growing market. Our feed back is very positive, both for the interest in this training and the tools you have supplied: the perfect mix of theoretical contents and day-by-day example is the correct approach. I want to point out that this protocol has improved the capacity to listen to the guest and, even more, to anticipate her/his desires.
Stefano Splendori
Stefano SplendoriMarketing Manager Cluster Italy Leonardo Hotels
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GREAT COLLABORATION – LEONARDO HOTELS CENTRAL EUROPE (ITALY DIVISION)/SONDERS&BEACH. It is easy to work together with them, share work, discuss the project, explore solutions. This is a great collaboration, and we are sure it will be an added value for all our guests.
Francesco Gatti
Francesco GattiLoyalty Program Executive | BWH Hotel Group Italia
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The training sessions on LGBTQ+ Tourism have unanimously and more solidly reconfirmed its role as a crucial driver toward openness and diversity, so that hosts will be always able to put themselves in their guest’s shoes. All topics were treated clearly and effectively, such that our attendees (hotel members and colleagues) were inspired to reflect on and discuss stimulating questions. Learning to recognize the nuances of the members of the LGBTQ + community helps us to recognize how in reality each of us is different and unique compared to the other, and this diversity-uniqueness could be a new definition key to define the variety of our hotels. Based on the new stimuli thanks to your knowledge and skills, we have taken action as a Brand to carry out some initiatives on the occasion of Pride that will touch the destinations of BWH Hotels in the Italian territory, with the desire to involve them in spreading and sharing their own event channels. We thank you again for the start of a common adventure with the hope that the sentiment of openness and inclusiveness will continue to expand.
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We love what we do and therefore come up with the best possible solutions to help you set and grow online quickly. We are your trusted partners you can count on.

Alessio Virgili

CEO Sonders and Beach | President of ELTA - European LGBTQ+ Travel Alliance

Giovanna Ceccherini

Managing Director - Sonders and Beach

Alessandro Cecchi Paone

Italian Journalist & Anchorman

David Perry

CEO David Perry & Associates Inc.

Kati Schmidt

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Ex Global Policy and Public Affairs @ Airbnb

Andrew Beckmann

Strategic Partnerships Leader | Ex-Bain, Meta, Expedia + startups | Kellogg MBA

Robert Peaslee

Former Senior US Commercial Service Officer