How do I plan travel for transgender or gender nonconforming clients?

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How can travel advisors best serve clients who are transgender or gender nonconforming? On this episode of Trade Secrets, hosts Jamie Biesiada and Emma Weissmann tackle that question and others related to transgender travelers with Scott Wismont, the owner of Rainbow Getaways in Kissimmee, Fla. Scott provides a number of useful resources, talks about the ‘X’ gender marker that’s now available for U.S. passport-holders and addresses how to serve transgender travelers if you haven’t worked with them before (spoiler: research, research, research!).

Trade Secrets will be going on a brief break for the holidays, but we’ll be back with new episodes in January. In the meantime, look for a new episode of Selling the Mouse next week.

Additional resources:

Scott’s agency, Rainbow Getaways, on Instagram and on Facebook

Scott on LinkedIn

Trade Secrets episode: Pride in LGBTQ+ travel bookings

National Center for Transgender Equality

Abeni Jones’ June 2021 Travel Weekly piece, Traveling while transgender

Abeni’s June 2022 Travel Weekly piece, Focus on LGBTQ+ travel

Abeni discussing the 2022 piece on Travel Weekly’s The Folo podcast

IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association

TravelAge West’s guide to the programs that help expedite travel

From TravelAge West, the U.S. will offer a gender-neutral passport option and travel security measures

OutCoast in Florida

Travel Weekly’s LGBTQ+ Travel page

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