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ONE Members to Engage with ManAboutWorld Co-Founders During Facebook LIVE Broadcast

ONE Members will be taking to Facebook Live on Friday, January 13 at 12:05pm EST from Marriott HQ to see special guests from ManAboutWorld. Ed Salvato and Billy Kolber join the Washington, DC chapter during their January monthly meeting to talk about the LGBT Guide to Business Travel, which Marriott helped to sponsor.

Schedules permitting, ONE members are invited to join for this segment, starting at 12:05pm EST, using Facebook Live through ONE's Facebook group page. You MUST be a ONE Member and pre-approved on ONE's Facebook group to view the live feed. Members should request access to the group page by 10:00am EST on Friday to ensure enough time for access approval. Please note: if your Facebook name is different from your ONE membership name, please alert the Facebook group admin during your access request.


Ed Salvato

Ed is co-founder of ManAboutWorld and chief content officer. Known as a “global LGBT travel expert,” Ed Salvato, a Harvard grad, has spent the last 18 years in the world of LGBT travel and tourism on just about every angle you can imagine: editorial, marketing, communications, product development, sponsorships, events and more. He has worked for world’s most authoritative gay travel magazines and websites, including OUT&ABOUT, Out Traveler, PlanetOut Travel, Advocate Travel and Gay.com Travel and is the author of the Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality Marketing, to be released in early 2017. Connect with Ed on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @edsalvato

Billy Kolber

Billy is co-founder of ManAboutWorld magazine, a 10 issue- per year digital/mobile magazine by and for gay travelers and their travel professionals. graduated from Yale with a B.S. in biology. Later he started a career in travel, managing the American Express travel agency in New Haven, Connecticut. He left American Express to co-found OUT&ABOUT, the ground-breaking gay travel newsletter and website, which he sold to PlanetOut.com in 2000/ Billy has visited 50 countries, but still lives in Manhattan, where he was born. Download the ManAboutWorld app for iOS or Android Connect with Billy on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @billykolber

LGBT Guide to Business Travel

LGBT business travelers – for the first time – may count on expert resources at their fingertips to guide them on ways to stay safe, productive and successful when navigating uncertainty when they are assigned by work to any of the 76+ countries where homosexuality is criminalized. These resources can now be found just a click away in a new mobile, interactive publication called The LGBT Guide to Business Travel, published by ManAboutWorld.

About ONE

ONE is Marriott International's official LGBT and Straight-Ally associate network. Since its inception in November 2010 by 15 founding members, the group was cultivated to serve as a voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members and their allies, as well as to create a supportive network for a community that had no formal representation before within the company. With over 1,900 volunteer members in 20+ chapter around the world, ONE continues to move forward in seeking new ways to:

  • Develop community among members

  • Increase the diversity mindset to include LGBT issues, and

  • Assist in unleashing revenue opportunities with concentrated marketing & sales efforts within the LGBT community

Associate Networks are ongoing, associate initiated teams that form around a broad range of common interests. These networks provide the opportunity to informally connect with other associates in order to grow both personally and professionally. These teams are self-directed and funded by their members.

For more information on ONE, please go to our website at www.onemarriott.com and engage with us online at @onemarriott

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