Donate to Our Online Auction and Showcase Your Business!

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.

Donate now! Pride Auction

Join us during Pride month as we raise funds to support leadership, research, and education initiatives that benefit LGBTQ+ tourism. Our online auction will be live from 13 June to 29 June, 2024, and we are inviting generous donors like you to contribute dynamic auction items to make this event a success.

2023 Pride Auction

Why Donate?

By donating an auction item, such as a hotel stay, travel package, or a unique travel experience, you can showcase your business to travelers planning future trips and contribute to a more inclusive world where LGBTQ+ travelers feel safe, welcome, and free to explore the world.

Donation Specifications:

  1. Minimum 3-night hotel stay (or equivalent value)
  2. A value-added experience (e.g., tour, spa treatment, dinner)
  3. Valid for 2 guests
  4. Minimum value of $2,000 USD
  5. Available for one year from auction start (June 1, 2024)
  6. 3 high-resolution images required (JPG or PNG)
  7. If you are a small hotel/tour operator or emerging destination, please reach out to us at

Promotion and Reach:

Donations to our online auction will be promoted to an audience of approximately 400,000 travelers and travel professionals, with a specific emphasis on LGBTQ+ consumers. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your business to a targeted audience and demonstrate your commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the travel industry.

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.

Donation Deadline:

The deadline for donation submissions is May 31, 2024. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to empowering LGBTQ+ travelers.

Ready to Donate?

If you are interested in providing an item to be featured in our online auction, please complete the form below and our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Thank you for considering our request and for your support of the IGLTA Foundation. Together, we can create a more inclusive and welcoming travel environment for all travelers, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


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.