Project Description

Topics: Inclusivity in Travel, Robert Geller, Fabstayz, LGBTQ+ , Vacation rental, Airbnb

We are still talking about inclusivity in travel and this week, we are going to focus on how to create a better industry for the LGBTQ+ community. It is clear that a lot of progress has been made so far, but truth is people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender still face the harshest forms of discrimination, even in spaces claiming to embrace diversity. For instance, imagine having to disclose private information like your sexual orientation every time you book a room, to avoid any “bad surprise” when it’s time to check in… Well, our guest is the founder of a vacation rental company that brings an end to travellers having to come out to their hosts. His name is Robert Geller and he is the founder of Fabstayz.


[00:58] Robert’s professional background and previous venture

[03:39] How and why Robert created Fabstayz

[06:35] What sets Fabstayz apart from other LGBTQ friendly vacation rental companies

[09:42] Importance of allies in the LGBTQ+ community

[13:24] The Airbnb polemic and how Fabstayz ensures the quality of their listings

[14:33] Upcoming projects

[16:20] Lesson learned and advices to entrepreneurs

[17:40] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: A chat with Martinique Lewis and the ABC Travel Greenbook. Let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur





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