OSAKA, Japan (25 April 2024)—The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association will hold its 2024 Global Convention 23-26 October and is now accepting applications for speakers for this historic event in Osaka, Japan. This marks the first time IGLTA will hold its premier educational and networking event in Asia, and it is planned to coincide with Osaka Pride (tentatively scheduled for 26-27 October). 


IGLTA seeks dynamic and engaging speakers from diverse backgrounds to deliver compelling presentations that speak to a global audience and explore topics relevant to LGBTQ+ travel marketing and intersectionality in the tourism industry. Speakers will have the opportunity to share their unique perspectives during the two days of breakouts, workshops, and main stage presentations.


“IGLTA is thrilled to shine a spotlight on Asia’s dynamic LGBTQ+ travel scene through this historic convention,” said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella (he/him). “We're seeking passionate voices from all backgroundsestablished leaders and rising stars alike—to share their insights and spark conversations that shape the future of LGBTQ+ travel in Japan and throughout the region.”


New this year: Breakout sessions and workshops will follow two tracks, one for newcomers to the LGBTQ+ travel market and one for established professionals interested in the latest trends.


Link to apply to be a speaker is available here. The deadline to apply is 31 May. 


The annual convention brings together top industry leaders and experts from around the world to share insights, experiences and best practices in LGBTQ+ tourism. For more information about the convention and registration, please visit IGLTA


About IGLTA & the IGLTA Foundation

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel and a proud Affiliate Member of UN Tourism (formerly known as 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. IGLTA's global network includes 13,000+ LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events, and travel media in 80 countries. The philanthropic IGLTA Foundation empowers LGBTQ+ welcoming travel businesses globally through leadership, research, and education. For more information:, or and follow us on Facebook at @IGLTA, @IGLTABusiness and @IGLTAFoundation, X and LinkedIn at @IGLTA and @IGLTAFoundation, and Instagram @IGLTA.