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IGLTA Publishes Calendar of LGBTQ Festivals Featuring More Than 140 Events Worldwide

IGLTA Publishes Calendar of LGBTQ Festivals Featuring More Than 140 Events Worldwide | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Attending an LGBTQ festival or event is a great way to celebrate as a community even outside of pride season. Whether it's music, art, food, sports or dance as the theme, our voice and presence as an LGBTQ community is stronger when we come together.

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IGLTA Partners with ETC and VISITFLANDERS to Advance LGBTQ travel in Europe

IGLTA Partners with ETC and VISITFLANDERS to Advance LGBTQ travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association united with The European Travel Commission and the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS to present the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place on 21 June. The event provided a preview of key findings from The Handbook on LGBTQ Tourism in Europe, scheduled for release next month as a joint research project from ETC and the IGLTA Foundation. Forum speakers also addressed ways to make Europe safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ travelers, shared best practices for reaching the diverse segments of this market, and discussed the future evolution of LGBTQ tourism in Europe.

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IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History

IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel association unites tourism professionals around the shared goal of creating a more welcoming world for all travelers - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention, 9-12 May at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, brought together approximately 500 tourism professionals representing 40 countries to share innovative ideas and best practices, making it the best attended and most globally diverse conference in IGLTA’s history.

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From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets

From the CEO: Discovering Emerging & Unique LGBTQ Markets | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Discovery is an integral part of what we do at the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. True, our association serves diverse purposes, but we are foremost a business organization. As such, IGLTA benefits its members most by learning about them and their needs. As our members evolve, IGLTA evolves. At our Annual Global Convention next week in Toronto, we’re taking a new step in our evolution with the IGLTA Foundation’s inaugural Discovery session.

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From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go

From the IGLTA CEO: Together We Go | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In 1984, it was radical thinking to prioritize LGBTQ travel as a key market. Our groundbreaking mission to expand LGBTQ tourism globally made us a resource for queer travelers. Today our mission continues, and the IGLTA Annual Global Convention is more important than ever.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the four new appointments to its 2018-2019 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ and ally business leaders representing tourism social media/marketing, corporate accommodations, destination promotion and boutique hotels.

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Disney Destinations Designated IGLTA Global Partner Corporate Member

Disney Destinations Designated IGLTA Global Partner Corporate Member | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Disney Destinations has been designated as a Global Partner Corporate Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Disney Destinations joins brands worldwide that have committed to year-round support of the association and LGBT-welcoming travel.

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UN Human Rights Officer Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto

UN Human Rights Officer Announced as a Keynote Speaker for the IGLTA’s 2018 Annual Global Convention in Toronto | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today that Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, will be among the keynote speakers at the association’s 35th anniversary convention at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto (9-12 May 2018).

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Washington, DC, New York City and San Francisco Celebrate the LGBTQ Community During IPW 2017

Washington, DC, New York City and San Francisco Celebrate the LGBTQ Community During IPW 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Destinations join for an event benefiting the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation Destination DC (DDC), NYC & Company and San Francisco Travel partnered on their…
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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Buyer Survey Names Israel and Cuba as Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Buyer Survey Names Israel and Cuba as Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The survey, conducted by Penn State, predicts continued growth for LGBTQ tourism market through 2025 The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association opened its 34th Annual Global Convention …
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2017 IGLTA Honors Announced

2017 IGLTA Honors Announced | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Annual awards celebrate individuals and businesses that are making the world more welcoming for LGBTQ travelers. Presented with support from Visit Philadelphia

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IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Global LGBTQ travel organization welcomes the next generation of tourism professionals to St. Petersburg, Florida

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The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces Partnership with Argentina’s LGBT Chamber at FITUR

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces Partnership with Argentina’s LGBT Chamber at FITUR | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has formed an expanded partnership with Camara de Comercio Gay Lesbica Argentina (CCGLAR), the LGBT chamber of commerce for Argentina. 

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CCGLAR will serve as the association’s representative throughout the country, providing Spanish-language membership support and helping to grow IGLTA’s presence in this key South American market for LGBT travelers. IGLTA has volunteer ambassadors in 22 countries and regions, and has been engaged with CCGLAR’s founders in the annual Gnetwork360 conference in Buenos Aires for many years.

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European Travel Commission and IGLTA Foundation Publish Handbook on LGBTQ Travel in Europe

European Travel Commission and IGLTA Foundation Publish Handbook on LGBTQ Travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The European Travel Commission (ETC), in collaboration with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF), has published its first study on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer travel segment.

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ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe

ETC, IGLTA and VISITFLANDERS explore the potential of LGBTQ travel in Europe | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

On 21 June 2018, the European Travel Commission (ETC), the Flemish tourist board VISITFLANDERS and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will host the Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism. The event aims at advancing knowledge on LGBTQ tourism in Europe, discussing the status quo of Europe as a safe and welcoming destination for LGBTQ tourists, investigating new ways to strengthen the region’s attractiveness as a LGBTQ-friendly destination, and understanding the future evolution of LGBTQ travel.

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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.

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IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship

IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Collaboration takes Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in Toronto - The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, 9-12 May in Toronto. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin has been selected to attend the conference, considered to be the premier educational and networking event for the global LGBTQ tourism industry.

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Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers

Q&A: John Tanzella Discusses Marketing, Destination Considerations for LGBT Travelers | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is an extensive global network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses including accommodations,
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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Selects Milan as Host City for Annual Global Convention in 2020

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Selects Milan as Host City for Annual Global Convention in 2020 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Italy becomes the 10th country in the organization’s 35-year history to host the conference, the premier LGBTQ educational and networking event for the tourism industry - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association officially announced today that Milan was chosen as the host city for its 37th Annual Global Convention in 2020. This will be a first for Italy, and will mark the event’s return to Europe for the first time since 2014.

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Come Along on a Voyage to Benefit the IGLTA Foundation

Come Along on a Voyage to Benefit the IGLTA Foundation | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Tickets are on sale now for the Toronto fundraising event on 11 May, which supports the development of LGBTQ tourism globally and honors those helping to make the world more welcoming.

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IGLTA Foundation Networking Reception in Dallas - Oct 2, 2017

IGLTA Foundation Networking Reception in Dallas - Oct 2, 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Join us for cocktails and an evening of great networking with tourism professionals, media, association executives and local VIPS. The evening also includes a silent auction, and you could leave the Saloon with amazing travel packages, such as: Event Passes & Lift Tickets for Aspen Gay Ski Week 2018; four nights accommodations in Cusco & the Sacred Valley in Peru; two nights at the MGM Grand Las Vegas along with show tickets; an NYC package consisting of hotel accommodations & sightseeing passes; two nights accommodations at The London, West Hollywood with dinner and bike tour; luxury suite accommodations for the night of Dallas Black Tie; and more!

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SHINE: The IGLTA Convention That Changed My Life and Perspective

SHINE: The IGLTA Convention That Changed My Life and Perspective | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The challenges of being an LGBT activist and non-profit leader can be overwhelming. After days, weeks, months, and years of activism, I’ve often felt like I’m fighting an uphill battle with no end in sight. With a world made up of nearly 7.5 billion people holding varying positions on social topics, and an LGBT community...[Read more]
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International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention lands in St. Pete this week

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention lands in St. Pete this week | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention is set to descend on St. Petersburg this week.

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One of the world’s leading conventions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tourism professionals, the IGLTA chose St. Pete in part because it is home to the largest gay pride event in Florida.

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#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017

#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In preparation for the upcoming IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to do an up-to-date analysis of the top hashtag used for LGBT travel, which is still #GayTravel.

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Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

tOpening Night at The Dali Museum & Mahaffey Theate

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The evening networking begins at The Dali Museum, the largest collection of the surrealist painter's works outside of his native Spain. Attendees will have a chance to view the collection and enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before moving to the neighboring Mahaffey Theater, the city's waterfront performing arts venue, for more food and drinks plus live music.

 

Attendees of this year's fundraising event to benefit the IGLTA Foundation are in for a special treat. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres alongside the astonishing collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique glasswork. The Chihuly Collection is the first installation of his art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Foundation's efforts to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ travel professionals through education, research and leadership development.

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