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The IGLTA Foundation

  • About Us
  • The IGLTA Foundation is the philanthropic organization of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism.
  • Foundation Priorities
  • The IGLTA Foundation recognizes that education is the key to building bridges between LGBT travelers and destinations, businesses and communities worldwide.

    The Foundation's educational initiatives can be divided into three distinct areas:


    The IGLTA Foundation will offer scholarships to expand educational opportunities for students in LGBT tourism.

    Destinations and Companies

    The IGLTA Foundation will assist emerging LGBT destinations that may not yet have full government assistance in their countries. The Foundation will also assist companies in those emerging destinations that seek to welcome LGBT travelers.

    Human Rights

    The IGLTA Foundation will create educational programming and outreach surrounding LGBT human rights and will help to bring attention to important human rights issues worldwide. For example, we are a member of ECPAT.

  • Foundation Board
  • The IGLTA Foundation is led by a volunteer board of directors made up of veterans in various sectors of the tourism.

    Chair - Dan Melesurgo, ASAE, Washington D.C.
    Vice Chair - Marta Della Chiesa, Eco Journey, Florianopolis, Brasil
    Treasurer - Ed Salvato, ManAboutWorld, New York
    Secretary - Gail Swift, Hilton, Washington D.C.
    John Tanzella, IGLTA, Fort Lauderdale
    Tanya Churchmuch, Consultant, New York

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