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The free online resource helps travelers stay informed and safe during their trips


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (4 February 2020)—The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has published a series of LGBTQ+ travel guides, expanding the online resources it offers LGBTQ+ travelers and the travel industry at large. The 26 country guides reflect IGLTA’s diverse global membership and include destinations with progressive LGBTQ+ legislation and protections such as Iceland and the Netherlands as well as destinations where LGBTQ+ acceptance is not as widespread.


For all its rewards, travel presents additional challenges for the LGBTQ+ community given the wide variations in acceptance and laws around the globe. More than 70 countries have anti-LGBTQ+ laws so it’s particularly important for LGBTQ+ travelers—and the travel advisors who are assisting them—to be properly informed and do additional research when planning a trip. The IGLTA guides combine information on when to visit and destination highlights with LGBTQ+ safety considerations and travel tips.


“Since its founding in 1983, IGLTA has been a resource for travelers looking to find LGBTQ+ welcoming businesses around the world,” said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella. “We’ve now taken it a step further by working with our LGBTQ+ media members to create guides that will help LGBTQ+ travelers to ensure their travel experiences are not only enjoyable but also LGBTQ+ welcoming and safe.”


Additional guides will be added throughout the year. For more information, email or go to



About IGLTA: 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 advance 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 approximately 80 countries. For more information: and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta.