John Tanzella / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Categories: Press Releases IGLTA Statement on Egypt The violence perpetuated against the LGBTQ+ community of Egypt is an affront to human rights and an insult to the tourism industry that supports its numerous historical sites—an industry that includes people of all orientations and gender identities. Data shows, time and again, that destinations endorsing discrimination suffer socially and financially; Egypt needs to rethink its actions if it wants to maintain its standing with global travelers. – IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella About IGLTA IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. The association also is a proud supporter of ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in approximately 70 countries. For more information: iglta.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta. Previous Article IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Adds Ambassador in Austria Next Article LOS ANGELES TOURISM & CONVENTION BOARD BECOMES GLOBAL PARTNER OF IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Print 1632 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.