IGLTA Foundation India Initiative

The IGLTA Foundation, supporting IGLTA and its global members in tourism, is expanding its support of strategic emerging destinations as LGBTQ+ leaders in tourism. The foundation will set up various task forces to develop and implement the action plan. India is a major destination for international tourism and there is potential to grow the inbound and outbound network to benefit LGBTQ+ travelers and LGBTQ+ welcoming businesses.

The IGLTA Foundation will grow IGLTA's membership of LGBTQ+ owned businesses in India as well as non LGBTQ+ businesses who ally to become more LGBTQ+ inclusive and attract pink dollars to India while supporting and learning the unique needs of LGBTQ+ travelers.

Our reach and resources there are minimal and therefore we are setting a goal of establishing relationships to grow our business membership to further the visibility and business to India, as well as supporting outbound-India travel advisors with LGBTQ+ supplier options worldwide.

India Initiative Task Force

The IGLTA Foundation is building a task force of tourism operators in India and leaders in India interested in promoting and expanding the LGBTQ+ offerings there. We are seeking leaders, and nominations, in the LGBTQ+ community in India (or connected Indians currently living outside of India) who are interested in serving on this task force.


We are thrilled to announce that the IGLTA Foundation recently hosted its first-ever symposium in India, marking an important milestone for the LGBTQ+ community. This historic event took place in the bustling city of Delhi and brought together over 100 leaders from various sectors of the tourism and travel media industry. The symposium sparked unique and thought-provoking discussions about LGBTQ+ travel, creating a platform for valuable insights and experiences to be shared.


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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.