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IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association was founded in 1983 and is the world's leading network of LGBTQ+-welcoming tourism businesses. We provide free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism worldwide. IGLTA’s members include LGBTQ+-friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, Travel Advisors, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 75 countries.
The mission of IGLTA is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact.
We are sincere in our commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ travel and working openly and honestly in our global outreach.
We celebrate our diverse global LGBTQ+ community and allies, striving to create cross-cultural understanding and a more inclusive world.
We believe in the value of strong relationships—both LGBTQ+ and mainstream—that support our community of travelers.
We take daily inspiration from working in LGBTQ+ travel and are dedicated to sharing that enthusiasm worldwide.
IGLTA provides all members the ability to customize their travel experience and share it with others. Members will have access to planning tools to find trip ideas, business providers, events and specials from LGBTQ+ tourism-related businesses in 80+ countries. Business membership in IGLTA is open to all travel and travel-related businesses and professionals who wish to support the LGBTQ+ travel industry throughout the world.
Click here to learn about business membership benefits and eligibility.
A Board of Directors governs the IGLTA, overseeing the organization's strategy and direction. Click here to read our bylaws. For the current and past issues of the Annual Report, click here.
IGLTA has staff and representatives located throughout the world to help promote LGBTQ+ tourism and our members.
Click here to view our Operations Team.
IGLTA members have the ability to reach our growing number of traveler members and business members around the world. We currently have over 2400 member businesses in over 80 countries around the world.
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Questions? Contact our Marketing Department at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Note that all marketing opportunities are available exclusively to existing IGLTA members only. IGLTA reserves the right to refuse any advertising piece(s).
IGLTA represents its members globally and is often the source of information for LGBTQ+ travel-related articles. Click here for access to our press releases, news and media inquiries or contact our VP-Communications, LoAnn Halden.
Each year IGLTA hosts an Annual Global Convention and each year the location changes countries. Our convention is not only the largest of its kind, it is also the longest running. In 2020, we look forward to welcoming members of the tourism industry to Milan, Italy as we celebrate our 37th Anniversary.
For more information about our Annual Convention, visit our dedicated convention site at www.iglta.org/convention.
Past & Future Convention Host Cities:
2022 - Milan, Italy
2021 - Atlanta, USA
2019 - New York City, USA (Convention Review)
2018 - Toronto, Canada (Convention Review)
2017 - St. Petersburg, USA (Convention Review )
2016 - Cape Town, South Africa (Convention Review )
2015 - Los Angeles, USA (Convention Review )
2014 - Madrid, Spain (Convention Review )
2013 - Chicago, USA
2012 - Florianopolis, Brazil
2011 - Fort Lauderdale, USA
2010 - Antwerp, Belgium
2009 - Toronto, Canada
2008 - Las Vegas, USA
2007 - Montreal, Canada
2006 - Washington D.C., USA
2005 - Cologne, Germany
2004 - Vancouver, Canada
2003 - Manchester, UK
2002 - Fort Lauderdale, USA
2001 - Munich, Germany
2000 - San Francisco, USA
1999 - Minneapolis, USA
1998 - Montreal, Canada
1997 - Philadelphia, USA
1996 - Sydney, Australia
1995 - Seattle, USA
1994 - Washington D.C., USA
1993 - West Hollywood, USA
1992 - Provincetown, USA
1991 - San Francisco, USA
1990 - Key West, USA
1989 - Vancouver, Canada
1988 - Honolulu, USA
1987 - New Orleans, USA
1986 - Denver, USA
1985 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
1984 - San Francisco, USA
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