Contributor Profile

Richard Gray

Job TitleVice President

Company NameGreater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau


Richard Gray is a Vice President for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and oversees the LGBTQ market. Born in London, England, Richard moved to New York in the US in 1982 as an Investment Banker. In 1991 he made Fort Lauderdale his home when he created the acclaimed Royal Palms Resort. In 1995 he developed the Greater Fort Lauderdale’s highly successful LGBTQ marketing initiative. An inductee in the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Associations Hall of Fame, a Fort Lauderdale Home Town Hero and a recipient of the gay + Award for Achievement from MTV/Logo, Richard is passionate about all aspects of travel. Richard is also a Board Member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Richard was recently named as one of the most influential people in the Meetings industry, a Trailblazer for 2016 by Successful Meetings and Q.Digital in December of 2016 gave Richard an honorary award for his commitment to Transgender tourism. In 2017 the United Nations highlighted Richard’s Transgender destination leadership.

Conference Sessions

  • LGBT Travel - Inside and Out: The ONBC Masterclass, presented by Out Now Business Class

    Tuesday13:30 - 14:307 Nov 2017

    South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

    Join tourism industry leaders to learn how your business can gain valuable new sales by better tapping into the growing visibility and importance of the LGBT tr...

    • Language: English

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