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Welcome to the IGLTA Business blog. We’ve created this B2B blog to engage with IGLTA members and tourism professionals to share interesting insights, travel news and trends, member features, industry events and information related to the IGLTA and LGBTQ tourism community.

From the CEO: Come to New York, Where It All Began

by John Tanzella on Wednesday Nov 07, 2018 with 0 comments

In New York City, the 2019 forecast is rainbow-tinted. It’s the year the city commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising—the fateful event back in June 1969 that ignited the LGBTQ civil rights movement. And next year, we’re thrilled to hold our 36th Annual Global Convention in the city where it all began.

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From the CEO: With Strong Partnerships Come Strong Allies

by John Tanzella on Wednesday Oct 03, 2018 with 0 comments

Our association is built on community. And while that term often connotes something personal, a strong community also drives a successful business, no matter the size. At IGLTA, our ever-growing business community relies on partnerships, and our Global Partners play a vital role in our collaborations around the world.

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From the CEO: Come Out and Travel

by John Tanzella on Wednesday Sep 05, 2018 with 0 comments

Travel has a remarkable way of uniting people, regardless of background, sexual orientation or gender identity. This becomes even more profound for LGBTQ travelers when they are able to connect with other members of their community while on the road. That’s why LGBTQ festivals and other events have become such a magnet for travel.

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From the CEO: LGBTQ Travel in Europe Now Has a Handbook

by John Tanzella on Wednesday Aug 01, 2018 with 0 comments

Our philanthropic IGLTA Foundation partnered with the European Travel Commission, an organization representing over 30 national tourism boards in Europe, to explore how LGBTQ travelers perceive European destinations.

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3 New Ways to Promote Your Tours with IGLTA

by Auston Matta on Monday Jul 23, 2018 with 0 comments

IGLTA is excited to announce expanded tour options for members, which will provide more flexibility in promoting your tours on the IGLTA website. After feedback from our membership, we launched three new tour options including Tour Packages, LGBTQ Cruises and Daily/Weekly Tours & Activities. All IGLTA members in good standing may submit tours to be promoted on the IGLTA website for no additional cost beyond your normal membership dues.

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How to Get Featured in IGLTA's New LGBTQ Travel Chatbot

by Auston Matta on Monday Jul 16, 2018 with 0 comments

IGLTA has teamed up with the Paris-based startup company Hopstay to develop an LGBTQ travel chatbot to assist travelers in planning their trip. The chatbot, which is in beta version and resides within Facebook Messenger, is available on desktop, tablet or smartphone and provides LGBTQ-welcoming travel opportunities worldwide from IGLTA members in more than 80 countries.

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From the CEO: Connecting Cultures, Globally

by John Tanzella on Tuesday Jul 03, 2018 with 0 comments

Personal connections are often the most effective way to grow a business. Through face-to-face meetings, casual conversations, and good timing, lasting ties can be made—and at IGLTA, we’re proud to serve as a conduit that links our members.

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IGLTA connects with members in Brazil

by Clark Massad on Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 with 0 comments

The second edition of the Forum de Turismo LGBT do Brasil was held in Sao Paulo on 5 June, bringing together nearly 250 travel professionals for a full day of education, workshops, panel discussions and networking.

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From the CEO: Creating Greater Understanding of LGBTQ Tourism in Europe

by John Tanzella on Wednesday Jun 06, 2018 with 0 comments

To better understand the challenges—and ultimately to help with expanding LGBTQ travel across the EU—IGLTA conducted a study this spring in partnership with the European Travel Commission (ETC).

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8 Ways Your Destination Isn’t Serving LGBTQ Travelers Effectively

by Krystin Arneson & Gordon Smith on Thursday May 31, 2018 with 0 comments

It’s time to bring your LGBTQ tourism marketing into 2018.

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