The Italian National Tourist Board is proud and excited to embark on the inaugural collaboration with IGLTA in recognition of the fundamental importance of LGBT travelers for Italy. Italy is known all over the world for being a warm, welcoming and hospitable country. While steeped in history and tradition, Italy leads the way in architecture, fashion, design, and cuisine. It is a country with a wide array of tourism offers: from Alpine villages to seaside resorts with amazing nightlife, charming hamlets and cosmopolitan cities, prestigious museums and islands dotting the Mediterranean… there’s something for everyone. We are committed to working with tourism businesses to expand welcoming infrastructures that will help foster inclusion and strengthen our brand image as a country of tolerance, respect, progress and open-mindedness for all. We endorse the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism which states that Tourism is “an irreplaceable factor of self-education, mutual tolerance and for learning about the legitimate difference between peoples, cultures and their diversity”. I look forward to welcoming you to Italy and Italian Hospitality!
- Giovanni Bastianelli, Executive Director of ENIT-Italian National Tourist Board