Sonders & Beach’s mission is to innovate every day the travel experiences of every type of traveler during and after the holiday, ready to abandon the traditional travel patterns of the past and betting on more and more innovative products.
Our vision is to make us useful in creating a world where people can be free to travel as they are, meeting other people similar to them and feeling at home.
Sonders & Beach, the trademark owner of Sonders Hotels, Quiiky Travel, Qmagazine and Wimbify is the only multiservice business company for tourism industry: from tour operating, to publishing for tourist destinations and innovative lifestyle, to the quality outsourcing services for accommodation and catering facilities to the new Wimbify app for LGBT tourism, S&B responds with twenty years of experience to the many needs of a constantly evolving market. We are a young and very dynamic team that combines the profound knowledge of the hotel industry with the emerging needs of an increasingly stratified and differentiated market, with a strong tendency to address the issues of social sustainability inherent to the LGBTQ+ community.
ENIT – the Italian National Tourism Bureau is pleased to introduce you the Sonders&Beach family of brands, a group of excellent and specialized companies, covering the globe every aspect of Travel & Hotel Industry and making travel inclusive for all people. Sonders&Beach is a company founded in 2007 by a team of people with more than 15 years of experience and lovers of travel and tourism industry. Based in US (San Francisco) and Europe (Milan and Rome) with more than 100 employees, Sonders&Beach offers services to companies who want to reach the LGBT market. Sonders & Beach’s vision is to innovate every day the travel experiences of every type of traveler during and after the holiday, ready to develop the traditional travel patterns of the past and betting on more and more innovative products.
Quiiky Italia is an Italian luxury tour operator dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Their position is unique in the Italian market as they are both an inbound and outbound travel agency. Quiiky Italia curates tailor made trips around, but not limited to, LGBTQ+ experiences in several destinations globally. We have worked with Quiiky Italia for over 10 years; and they are very professional, personable and deliver incredible customer service. I strongly support Quiiky Italia’s application for membership to Virtuoso.
Our cooperation with www.quiiky.com has always been positive and profitable. A QUIIKY Magazine’s journalist produced an intriguing article in which our partners were all mentioned together with LOU QUEERNAVAL activities (first gay French Carnival).
QUIIKY has been working on Malta since 2014, when homosexual civil unions where approved. QUIIKY advises Malta both for gay weddings and for romantic short breaks, with fun, sea, culture and shopping.
Recent years have featured an increasing demand from the LGBT market for taylor-made trips. QUIIKY has been the only Italian tour operator to have achieved fame in a short time.
Their training for travel agencies contributes to highlight a scarcely known segment. To detect the LGBT demand means to widen markets for hoteliers and travel agents. Not forgetting that this target has always been high spending. Then, Thailand has always been a gay-friendly country. When you walk on the street, you immediately understand that here discrimination does not exist. Here, welcome is the warmest in the Oriental world. Ladyboys and Katoey work everywhere, in show, in markets, museums and hotels.
Virgin Atlantic supports the LGBT community as a member of an international alliance named ‘Open for Business’, with other 13 world companies. It supports lesbians’, gays’, bisexuals’ and transgenders’ integration all over the world.
Open Business published a research showing that integrating companies are the best in terms of business.
It is for this reason that we are proud to cooperate with QUIIKY and become one of their best partners in the travel business to the USA and the Caribbean Islands.
Ceasars Entertainment pays attention to the LGBT community. We are proud supporters of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Human Rights Campaigns. We also support the Snapi Pride Festival and many LGBT organizations. We are proud to be part of the community: our staff and our customers are free to be themselves.
We love people as they are!
For this reason, we have been distributing Las Vegas on the Italian market with QUIIKY, for several years
QUIIKY, brand of Sonders and Beach tour operator
I was honored to share a trip to Israel, some years ago, with Alessio Virgili and Andrea Cosimi early December.
The young and lively approach of both and their professionalism conquered me and nowadays they represent a continuous presence on Israel product, without having lost the freshness of their first impact.
QUIIKY cooperation has always been pleasant and efficient. We are happy to cooperate with them, with a professional partner featuring deep knowledge of the LGBT+ market
We acknowledge QUIIKY commitment to LGBT segment and their enthusiasm in promoting Spain as a destination. In recent years, some of our destinations such as Gran Canaria and Barcelona have been highlighted for their excellent LGBT offer. Our partnership has always been very intense, thanks to QUIIKY professionalism. Our brand claim has played an important role, focusing on individuality of our visitors . ‘Spain is a part of you’.
We at EMBRATUR are always willing to work in collaboration with our partners in the tourism sector in Italy. QUIIKY is one of them!
Sonders and Beach ha sicuramente contribuito alla sempre crescente importanza di Tel Aviv come capitale mondiale del turismo GLBT e di Israele come destinazione gayfriendly, siete stati i primi nel mercato italiano in ambito glbt a credere nella nostra destinazione, e in una forma di turismo, nata come nicchia e adesso diventata un vero e proprio mercato di riferimento. Siete stati precursori di una tendenza molto importante e noi siamo orgogliosi di aver siglato con voi numerosi accordi di marketing a partire dal 2009, e ci auguriamo di poterne firmare tanti altri negli anni a venire. È bello poter collaborare con partner seri e affidabili, che oltre a tanta professionalità, mettono il cuore e la faccia, per un obiettivo, nel nostro caso assolutamente comune. Spero davvero che la vostra realtà possa crescere esponenzialmente, e in questa crescita noi saremo sempre al vostro fianco.