LGBTQ+ Travelers are Welcome Here
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 80 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 Travel History
- Accommodations (Hotels, Resorts, & Vacation Rentals)
- Accommodation Booking Service
- Business Services
- Car Rental
- Concierge Service
- Cruise Line
- CVB, Tourist Bureau
- Event Planner
- Ground Transportation
- Internet Service
- Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising
- Tour Operator
- Travel Advisor
- Travel Insurance
- Wedding Coordinator
- Art Gallery
- Fitness/Health Club
- Gentleman’s Club/Spa
- Hair Salon/Barber
- LGBTQ+ Sport/Cultural Event
- Pride Organization
- Theatre/Performing Arts
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 Global Team.
IGLTA members have the ability to reach our growing number of traveler members and business members around the world. We currentl count a B2B network of 11,000+ tourism professionals in over 80 countries around the world.
- Email Blasts
- Commemorative Directory Ads
- Mobile App
- Web Banners
- Newsletter Ads & Sponsorships
- Brochure Distribution
For in depth information, visit here.
Questions? Contact our Marketing Department at email@example.com today!
Note that all marketing opportunities are available exclusively to existing IGLTA members only. IGLTA reserves the right to refuse any advertising piece(s).
Media & News
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.
Past IGLTA Awards
IGLTA Annual Global Convention
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 2023, we look forward to welcoming members of the tourism industry to San Juan, Puerto Rico as we celebrate our 40th 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