Media Contact: LoAnn Halden
Bid on travel packages to support LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism globally
BERLIN (9 March 2021)—The IGLTA Foundation, the charitable organization of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, has launched an online auction this week that features more than 30 travel packages contributed by IGLTA members in Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Asia. The auction will end at 11 a.m. EST/5pm CET on Friday, 12 March, and is highlighted in the LGBTQ+ program at ITB Berlin NOW.
Funds raised from the auction will support the Foundation's efforts to educate government and industry leaders on the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusive tourism, provide fellowships to young LGBTQ+ travel professionals, and support LGBTQ+ owned businesses in emerging destinations.
The LGBTQ+ welcoming businesses that generously donated to the auction are: Godfrey Hotel; Eaton Hotel Hong Kong; Park Hotel; Sorano Hotel; One&Only Resorts; Aruba Marriott; JW Marriott Los Cabos; One World Observatory; Moxy East Village; Aloft San Juan; Bikes and Hikes LA; Edition Hotels; 1 Hotels; Visit Salt Lake; Ritz Carlton Aruba; Marriott San Juan; Viale Hotel; Domes Resorts; Marriott Westin Galleria; Omni Dallas Hotel; Nasher Sculpture Center; Nazuna Hotel; Potiguar Turismo; InspireME Monte Carlo; CGH Earth; Glen Burn Tea Estate; Jamtara Wilderness; Waves Hotel and Spa; Sheraton Puerto Rico; Hotel Unique, Brazil; BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto; Noku Kyoto Hotel; Marriott Cancun Resort; JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa; and The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas.
All are welcome to participate in the auction at: iglta.fundc3.net
For more information on the LGBTQ+ programming at ITB Berlin NOW: itb-berlin.de/LGBT
About IGLTA and the IGLTA Foundation: 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. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 80 countries. The philanthropic IGLTA Foundation empowers LGBTQ+ welcoming travel businesses globally through leadership, research and education. For more information: iglta.org, igltaconvention.org or iglta.org/foundation and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta or @IGLTAFoundation on Facebook.