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Brandon Folkes
Brand & Marketing Manager, Leader Development, Detours Travel
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About me

When I was younger, the walls of my room were covered with maps of places I dreamed of visiting. I spent hours of my time reading and watching documentaries about ancient civilizations, world cultures, and the various histories of the world and of its people. Iā€™d awe at the diversity of humanity and the intricacies of what those different places and cultures had to offer. This fed into a very innate aspect of my being; an incessant and instinctive need to travel.

My professional life has been quite eclectic and varied. While most of my life has been dedicated to entertainment and working in film; I have also crewed for hot air balloons in the prairies, managed gay nightclubs in Vancouver and been a buyer and importer of liquor and wines from around the world.

Currently I work for Detours Travel for over 5 years in various capacities, currently leading the training of our trip leader team and their development as well as in a Brand & Marketing role. I also trip lead myself on our tours in over 14 countries world wide. I love what I do, and love bringing these experience into peoples lives.

Why did you join the community?

Looking to connect with writers, bloggers and journalists interested in the topic of LGBTQ+ travel and associated LGBTTQ+ businesses.