IGLTA Accredited™ helps LGBTQ+ travelers find the feeling of a welcoming home away from home, no matter how far they go.
How IGLTA Accredited™ works
The program is based on an 8-criteria assessment focused on the LGBTQ+ inclusivity efforts of travel brands. The accreditation is an all or nothing approval, so organizations must meet all 8 criteria each year to continue to claim they are IGLTA Accredited™.
IGLTA Accredited™ is NOT a training or education program on how to be LGBTQ+ inclusive.
Rather, it is an audit and declaration that the inclusivity efforts are in place. However, IGLTA can provide travel brands with a list of recommended organizations who do provide the necessary inclusivity training in order to become accredited. While applying for accreditation itself is relatively simple, the steps necessary to be inclusive and become eligible as an accredited business are rigorous.
IGLTA Accredited™ was developed by the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) through a global panel of industry leaders with extensive experience in tourism, hospitality and DEI education.
IGLTA and the accreditation program are united in the effort to advance LGBTQ+ travel, but IGLTA Accredited™ is managed separately from IGLTA membership, using an independent auditing organization to process the applications.
Businesses pay US$299 annually to accredit their property and must reapply each year to maintain the status.
The first year application will also incur a one-time admin fee of US$200.
The associated admin and annual fee covers the cost of the audit and is not a payment for the accreditation itself. Payment does not guarantee your property will become accredited, but our auditor will work with you to ensure you understand how to successfully complete all the necessary steps within the 8-point system.