Billy Kolber is the Founder of HospitableMe, the global leader in LGBTQ+ strategy, education and training. He previously founded the groundbreaking travel magazines OUT&ABOUT and ManAboutworld, after starting his career at American Express. His team helps travel and tourism brands understand, engage and welcome LGBTQ+ travelers, and gives LGBTQ+ travelers the tools to stay safe. HospitableMe counts some of the world's most respected and progressive brands among their partners and clients, including NYC & Company, AIG Travel, The Travel Corporation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Alliance for Downtown New York, Visit Fort Worth, Discover Puerto Rico, Atlantis Events and others. Billy has visited 70 countries, but still lives in Manhattan, where he was born. Oh, and his Banana Cream Pie has twice won the Water Island Pie Contest.
- Welcoming LGBTQ+ Travelers: The New Language of Respect
- Monday, August 5 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM