To align with Pride Month, Blue Diamond Resorts, Sunwing Travel Group's hotel management company, played host to the first transnational LGBTQ+ Forum.
This event was made up of a series of forums that took place in different countries at several Blue Diamond Resorts properties, where leaders in hospitality from the LGBTQ+ community shared their experiences and thoughts in this industry.
Planet Hollywood Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, Royalton Negril, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, and Royalton CHIC Punta Cana, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino - Adults Only opened their doors and welcomed leaders from several hotel brands that form part of the LGBTQ+ community to share their experiences in an open mic session.
The event invited everyone in hospitality to continue embracing inclusion. It also invited members of the community to consider hospitality as an option to develop their professional paths.
This event hosted a round-table discussion where the main point of debate was how to focus on talent rather than any other characteristic as well as how to provide a safe environment where fairness and equality are pillars of a healthy company.
“We are sure that activities like this have a very positive impact on our hosts and our industry," said Mauricio Zarate, vice-president of operations of Blue Diamond Resorts. “With these initiatives, we are not only showing our support to the community but also to let everybody know that there are companies interested in inclusion and talent development”.
This is not the first time Blue Diamond Resorts joins efforts with other leading hotel companies and brands in events such as this.
In March of this year, a similar initiative took place to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Blue Diamond Resorts said it looks forward to continuing "pioneering inclusive events" alongside other leading resort brands.