Thomas Bömkes

Managing Director, Diversity Tourism and ITB Medical Tourism partner

Thomas is Managing Director of Diversity Tourism GmbH based in Munich, Germany. An advisory and marketing agency, specialized in the Medical & Health and LGBTQ+ Tourism niche markets. Also developing business strategies, marketing promotions and organizing B2B & B2C networking events, workshops and conferences worldwide, starting back in 1996.

Since 2010, Diversity Tourism has partnered with ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Asia and the ITB Academy to develop both tourism segments worldwide.

 The agency also operates the luxury travel portal and has partnered with different LGBTQ+ Business networks in Germany.

 After graduating at Munich’s University with a master degree in economics in 1996, Thomas worked as a business development strategist and marketing manager in different positions, since then. He has also been a member of the board of directors of IGLTA from 1999 – 2009 and received the IGLTA Vanguard Award in 2019. He is a speaker and panelist on conferences and trade shows around the world.

Thomas is partnered with his husband Tom Dedek since 1995, officially partnered since 2012 and married since 2020.