At the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation, we are dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ tourism globally through education, research, and leadership development initiatives. We rely on the support of our members, supporters, and like-minded organizations to fund our programs and make a positive impact on the travel industry. One way you can contribute to our cause is by donating to our online auction.

Our online auction is an opportunity for businesses and organizations to showcase their products or services to travelers planning their future trips, while also supporting the IGLTA Foundation's mission. By donating dynamic auction items such as hotel stays, travel packages, or a combination of a hotel stay and experience, you can help us curate a winning online event that benefits us all.

With your generous contribution, we can create a more inclusive world for everyone, where LGBTQ+ travelers can feel safe, welcome, and free to explore the world. All proceeds from our online auction will go towards funding our programs and initiatives, including leadership development, research, and education initiatives.

 Pride Auction - Closed!

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants and donors who enthusiastically took part in our exhilarating fundraising experience during Pride month. Your support, both as active bidders and generous donors, has been instrumental in advancing leadership, research, and education initiatives that empower LGBTQ+ tourism. The dynamic online auction, which ran from 13 to 29 June 2023, was a resounding success, thanks to the enthusiastic bidders like yourselves and the generosity of our donors. Your active involvement, through bidding and donations, has not only added excitement to the occasion but also played a significant role in fostering a more inclusive and accepting world through LGBTQ+ tourism. We would like to extend our deepest appreciation for your unwavering support and commitment to making a meaningful impact. Your contributions, both financial and through active participation, will go a long way in supporting initiatives that empower the LGBTQ+ community and promote equality in the tourism industry. Thank you for being a part of this important cause and for helping us create a brighter and more inclusive future.

2023 Pride Auction

Funds Raised Support:

The funds raised during the auction will support the following IGLTA Foundation programs:

  • Developing Future Tourism Leaders: Through our Fellowship Program, we provide Global Convention registrations (including travel) for LGBTQ+ young professionals, students, and small business owners in the tourism/hospitality industry, helping them gain valuable knowledge and connections.
  • Supporting Emerging Destinations: We subsidize association memberships for small LGBTQ+ run tourism businesses in destinations where the LGBTQ+ community faces cultural challenges or lacks governmental support, empowering them to thrive.
  • Research: We gather global research and data on LGBTQ+ tourism habits to assist our members with strategic planning, enabling them to grow their businesses with data-driven insights.


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.