São Paulo (28 September 2017)—The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association will hold a special meeting at Japan House in São Paulo to discuss the advances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism around the world. The event, sponsored by Air Canada and TGK Travel, will include presentations from IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella and IGLTA’s Ambassador for Asia, Shintaro Koizumi.

“We're excited to discuss new destinations and trends in LGBT tourism and bring together two countries, Brazil and Japan, that are actively reaching out to the LGBT market,” Tanzella said. “This workshop is a showcase for the incredible diversity now available within the world of LGBT travel, and an opportunity for those interested in this dynamic segment to learn more about IGLTA’s outreach.”

Brazil has one of the largest LGBT markets in the world, and is the country with the second largest number of IGLTA members after the United States. Japan has the largest number of IGLTA members in Asia.

When: October 10, 2017, at 09:00 a.m.

Location: Japan House - Room A (entrance through Av. Paulista, 52)


  • 09:30 IGLTA presentation on the LGBT global tourism market
  • 09:55 Japan/Asia presentation new destinations for LGBT tourists
  • 10:20 Presentation of Air Canada in conjunction with Operator TGK Travel with new products and potential programs
  • 10:45 closing

For more information, please email Clovis.Casemiro.iglta.org.


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.