LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2017) – Disney Destinations has been designated as a Global Partner Corporate Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Disney Destinations joins brands worldwide that have committed to year-round support of the association and LGBT-welcoming travel. As part of this affiliation, IGLTA also announced that Carmen G. Strong, Senior Sales Manager for Disney Destinations and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, was recently elected to the IGLTA Foundation Board for the coming year. “Disney enjoys a long history of supporting the LGBT community,” said Strong. “Our new relationship with IGLTA is gratifying because it reflects our shared passion of equality for all in travel and tourism.” IGLTA is the world’s leading member-based organization for hospitality and tourism in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.



IGLTA, the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBT travelers and expand LGBT tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in 75 countries. IGLTA’s Global Partner program provides companies with heightened recognition and visibility among LGBT travelers with enhanced marketing and communication opportunities throughout the association’s worldwide network.

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