Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: The Iglta Foundation's Educational Pillar For Inclusive Tourism


At the IGLTA Foundation, we understand that promoting inclusivity and diversity in the tourism industry is crucial for its sustainable growth and success. As a part of our efforts, we prioritize educating our members on the significance of LGBTQ+ tourism. Through a range of educational resources and initiatives, we strive to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of LGBTQ+ tourism. We believe that by spreading this message, we can inspire positive change in the industry and create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Additionally the IGLTA Foundation is dedicated to expanding tourism in emerging destinations through financial support for fellowships and educational opportunities. We believe that investing in the education and development of students and business leaders in the tourism and hospitality industry is critical for promoting growth and sustainability in these regions. Our mission is to provide financial support for individuals to gain the knowledge and skills they need to become successful leaders in the tourism and hospitality industry, while also promoting positive economic and cultural impact in emerging destinations.

Please take a moment to explore our various initiatives and programs below to learn more about how we are working towards our mission.

The IGLTA Foundation is proud to offer fellowships that empower LGBTQ+ individuals to pursue their dreams and build successful careers in the travel, tourism & hospitality industry. These programs provide financial support, professional development, and industry experience, while also contributing to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field.

Recipients of our fellowships will have the opportunity to attend the IGLTA Global Convention and other industry events, where they can gain valuable experience, network with industry leaders, and make meaningful connections that can last a lifetime. Our fellowships aim to help LGBTQ+ individuals achieve their professional goals and contribute to the growth of the travel and tourism industry.


The IGLTA Foundation LGBTQ+ Tourism Scholarship supports the next generation of professionals by providing financial assistance to LGBTQ+ students pursuing tourism studies. By empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle challenges faced by LGBTQ+ travelers, the scholarship creates a more inclusive tourism industry. Join us in promoting inclusivity and diversity in the tourism sector by supporting the IGLTA Foundation LGBTQ+ Tourism Scholarship.


The IGLTA Foundation's Leadership Think Tank unites influential executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming companies and destinations worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing LGBTQ+ tourism. By sharing knowledge and resources, the Think Tank aims to create a more inclusive and welcoming industry for LGBTQ+ travelers. Join us in shaping the future of LGBTQ+ tourism through our Think Tank initiatives below.



About the IGLTA Foundation

The IGLTA Foundation empowers LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses globally through leadership, research and education. Founded in 2012, the foundation is the 501(c)3 public charity subsidiary of IGLTA and supports initiatives for industry organizations, leaders and communities to advance LGBTQ+ travel around the world.