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Meet the ex-rugby player and his travel guru fiance changing the face of LGBTI tourism

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Sam Stanley and Laurence Hicks | Photo: Instagram/samstannerz

Former rugby player Sam Stanley and his fiance Laurence Hicks have spoken to Gay Star News about their travel business Inclusive Retreats to celebrate Digital Pride.

The guys, who went public with their relationship in 2015 shortly after Sam came out in a UK newspaper interview, launched the travel brand earlier this year.

Photo: Instagram/samstannerz

Laurence, who has 30 years of experience in the travel industry, and Sam offer couples, groups and solo travelers the chance to see the world on tailor-made trips.

All the available itineraries feature LGBTI-friendly countries as diverse as Australia, Thailand and Mexico.

In the interview, the guys talk about their favorite destinations, being mistaken as an uncle and nephew while traveling, and why Inclusive Retreats is open to travelers of all sexualities and genders.

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Check back on Wednesday for part two of our interview, in which Sam and Laurence discuss their relationship and their dramatic coming out experiences!

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