IGLTA Foundation Research Pillar

Unlocking the Power of LGBTQ+ Tourism

The IGLTA Foundation is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the global tourism industry. As part of its mission, the Foundation funds research that helps to increase understanding of LGBTQ+ travel and the needs of LGBTQ+ travelers.

The research supported by the IGLTA Foundation provides valuable demographic information about LGBTQ+ travelers, including their travel preferences, interests, and concerns. This information is critical for businesses and destinations that want to better serve the LGBTQ+ market and create inclusive and welcoming environments for all travelers.

In addition to demographic data, the research also provides powerful economic data about the LGBTQ+ community. This includes information about the size and spending power of the LGBTQ+ travel market, as well as the economic impact of LGBTQ+ travel on destinations and businesses.

By funding research that promotes understanding of LGBTQ+ travel, the IGLTA Foundation is helping to create a more inclusive and welcoming global tourism industry. This benefits both travelers and businesses, and helps to create a more equitable and diverse travel landscape for everyone.

We invite you to explore our diverse range of reports and initiatives below, providing valuable insight into our ongoing mission of advancing LGBTQ+ tourism through cutting-edge research.

In addition to promoting understanding of LGBTQ+ travel, the IGLTA Foundation also publishes research in a number of other areas within the travel and tourism sector. These reports offer critical insights into various issues affecting the industry, including sustainable tourism practices, the impact of the impact of health-related issues on travel, and the evolving needs and preferences of LGBTQ+ travelers around the world. By conducting and disseminating this research, the IGLTA Foundation is able to inform and empower industry professionals, policymakers, and the public at large, helping to foster a more inclusive and sustainable global tourism sector.


The IGLTA Foundation Webinars page is your gateway to a world of knowledge and expertise in LGBTQ+ tourism. Our webinars offer a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and learn about the latest trends, strategies, and insights in the field. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and welcoming travel environment for all, and our webinars are an important part of achieving that vision. Join us on this journey of discovery and growth as we work towards a more inclusive future for the LGBTQ+ travel community.



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.