Rubin’s clients, many of whom are LGBTQ travelers, rely on him to provide safe access to destinations around the world, including countries with unwelcoming laws. He takes up to six trips per year — to places like Oman, Serbia, Bhutan, and the U.A.E. — to forge connections with locals. He then connects his clients with them to build understanding, compassion, and lasting friendships. Rubin also works with hoteliers, cruise lines, and tourist boards to ensure LGBTQ travelers are embraced in the places they go.
He and his team at DavidTravel also facilitate multigenerational trips for families with LGBTQ parents or children. Travelers can rest assured staff will be attentive to their preferences. For example, staff are trained not to ask kids things like “Where is your mommy?” and instead ask “Where is your parent?” to ensure welcoming experiences.