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Pride in Travel: Business Travel and Human Rights LGBTIQ+ Travel Seminar

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Featuring high profile business leaders, advocates and travel experts from across the globe to discuss business, travel and human rights

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Save the Date Hong Kong: November 22nd at Hong Kong, Eaton HK

Pride in Travel: Business Travel and Human Rights LGBTIQ+ Travel Seminar will feature high profile business leaders, advocates and travel experts from across the globe to discuss business, travel and human rights.

This Seminar is being held as part of the Miles of Love Travel Advocacy Forum from Nov - 24th

Purpose

Enable a collaborative discussion among activists, academics, business leaders, asylum seeker/refugee communities and the travel industry in order to enable new approaches to travel that promote the equality, dignity and safety of LGBT+ communities everywhere.

Objectives

Bring together a professional audience to learn about and empower LGBTIQ+ travel safety and access.

Dissect how the travel industry can be better advocates and allies to LGBTIQ+ communities

Unpack and understand the challenges faced by trans, intersex and gender diverse people as they travel for work, leisure or to get to safety.

Strategise some of the ways the private sector and diplomatic community can support LGBTIQ employees and civil society groups as well as navigate trade conversations in regressive countries

Understand the interplay between pinkwashing and boycott movements.

Explore ways to best tackle the problems facing asylum seekers and refugees with different LGBTIQ+ organisations locally, nationally, regionally and globally.

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Forum Overview

Miles of Love: Travel Advocacy Forum

Large parts of the aviation and travel industry have worked hard to enable both staff and customers to be themselves.

Aviation shrinks the world. It brings cultures, nationalities and religions together. This offers massive opportunities to increase mutual understanding and tolerance. But for LGBTIQ+ people, air travel is not always a moment of joy and excitement. Our communities need to consider whether their love and existence is even legal when they select airlines, airports and destinations.

Transgender, intersex and gender diverse people face particular scrutiny. And for the thousands of LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees, travel is a harsh, cold necessity as they flee - often in fear for their lives - from unspeakable violence, terror and discrimination.

Through public events and closed-door meetings, the Forum will be a unique opportunity to explore how the aviation industry can work with LGBTIQ+ communities and activists around the world to become real travel agents of change. High profile leaders and speakers from across the globe will offer insights, connections, solutions and training on bridging the gap between human rights and travel.

The aviation and travel industry will convene for a unique and groundbreaking event. Participants will explore how the aviation industry can work with LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia, Hong Kong and around the world to become more meaningful and impactful allies.

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