The violence perpetuated against the LGBTQ+ community of Egypt is an affront to human rights and an insult to the tourism industry that supports its numerous historical sites—an industry that includes people of all orientations and gender identities. Data shows, time and again, that destinations endorsing discrimination suffer socially and financially; Egypt needs to rethink its actions if it wants to maintain its standing with global travelers. – IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella


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: and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta.