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.
Founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of 25 Travel Advisors and hotel owners, IGLTA has expanded exponentially as LGBT rights and visibility have grown around the world. The original name was IGTA; the "L" was added in 1997. Today, the association has a truly global presence with member businesses in more than 75 countries. IGLTA represents LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, Travel Advisors, tour operators, and events, as well as the LGBT travel consumers they wish to serve.
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.
Click here to view our Global Ambassadors.
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!
“Marketing the 2011 glbt travel expo tour through the IGLTA was enormously successful. This is a new event and I needed to get out the word to travel related companies throughout the world. By sponsoring the IGLTA newsletter, I was able to do that. As soon as the newsletter was sent out, I saw a four fold increase in traffic on my website. That was followed up by phone calls from companies who were interested in becoming exhibitors. My banner ads on the website were just as successful but the response more steady and long term.”
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 Media Relations Director, 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 2016, we look forward to welcoming members of the tourism industry to Cape Town, South Africa as we celebrate our 33rd Anniversary.
For more information about our Annual Convention, visit our dedicated convention site at www.iglta.org/convention.
Past & Future Convention Host Cities:
2020 - Milan, Italy
2019 - New York City, USA
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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