IGLTA Publishes Calendar of LGBTQ+ Festivals Featuring More Than 140 Events Worldwide
The free online resource is designed to assist travelers as well as tourism professionals that serve the LGBTQ+ community
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (28 August, 2018)—The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association now has an online calendar featuring more than 140 LGBTQ+ festivals and events around the world. At least 30 countries are represented in the calendar and more than 25 events are specifically targeted towards underrepresented segments in the LGBTQ+ community including people of color, lesbian and transgender communities. Moving beyond LGBTQ+ Pride, the festivals, gatherings and events on the calendar incorporate a variety of themes, from music, art, and food to sports, dance, advocacy and comedy. While the events are different, the common thread is celebration within the LGBTQ+ community.
“Visiting a destination during an LGBTQ+ festival or event is a great way to not only see its landmarks and learn its history, but also to experience the local LGBTQ+ community,” said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella. “The themes of these events may vary, but our voice and presence as an LGBTQ+ community are stronger when we come together. And since so many of these events rely on the support of visitors, we decided to publish a global list to assist travelers and the businesses that serve them in finding interesting events outside of their home city.”
For more information, go to https://www.iglta.org/lgbtq-festivals/
About IGLTA: The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel 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 advance LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 80 countries. For more information: iglta.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta.
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