Jon Muñoz, VP, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Hilton will lead the governing body of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association


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Fort Lauderdale, FL (7 May 2019)—The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association’s board of directors named Jon Muñoz, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion for Hilton, as its new board chair during its recent meeting in New York City. Muñoz leads Hilton's diversity management strategies focused on culture, talent and marketplace.

“For over 36 years IGLTA has been the authority for LGBTQ+ travel and tourism. I’m humbled and honored to take on a leadership role within this important global organization,” said Muñoz. “LGBTQ+ travel and tourism represents significant social and economic impact around the world and I’m excited to advocate for LGBTQ+ travel related businesses and the diverse consumers they serve.”

Muñoz is joined on the board's executive committee by Vice Chair Don Skeoch, Chief Marketing Officer, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board; Treasurer Felipe Cardenas, Co-Founder/CEO, Colombian LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce; and Secretary Shiho Ikeuchi, President/CEO, Pink Soleil. Juan Juliá, Founder, Axel Hotels, who led the organization for three years, remains on the board as Immediate Past Chair.

The 14-member board also includes: Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott International; Albert Herrera, Senior Vice President, Global Product Partnerships, Virtuoso; Uwern Jong, Editor in Chief, OutThere magazine; Richard Krieger, President, PrideWorld Travel; Steven Larkin, Director of Sales Canada, Delta Air Lines; Oriol Pamies, Founder, Queer Destinations; Sandi Robinson, Director of Sales, The Godfrey Hotel Chicago; Maria Tuttocuore, Senior Executive - Sales & Marketing, Leisure, Monaco Government Tourist Office; and John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO (ex officio).

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The International LGBTQ+ 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 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+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, travel advisors, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 80 countries. For more information: and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta.