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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 HotelEaton Hotel Hong KongPark HotelSorano HotelOne&Only ResortsAruba MarriottJW Marriott Los CabosOne World ObservatoryMoxy East VillageAloft San JuanBikes and Hikes LAEdition Hotels1 HotelsVisit Salt LakeRitz Carlton ArubaMarriott San JuanViale HotelDomes ResortsMarriott Westin GalleriaOmni Dallas HotelNasher Sculpture CenterNazuna HotelPotiguar TurismoInspireME Monte CarloCGH EarthGlen Burn Tea EstateJamtara WildernessWaves Hotel and SpaSheraton Puerto RicoHotel Unique, BrazilBnA Alter Museum, KyotoNoku Kyoto HotelMarriott Cancun ResortJW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa; and The Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas.

All are welcome to participate in the auction at:

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