Where to Find Training to Become IGLTA Accredited™

If your business has not yet undergone LGBTQ+ diversity training but would like to get training to obtain your IGLTA Accredited status, please consider IGLTA Members that do LGBTQ+ diversity and sensitivity training:

All Stay LGBTQ+ Education & Training

All Stay is a training & facilitation offering that assists executive and client-facing staff to develop a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, through workshops and a self-directed online course. The program results in a change in the perception of diversity and inclusion of the community enabling the organisation to engage and interact with the LGBTQ+ community in an authentic and truly welcoming manner.

Regions: South Africa, Southern Africa region, Mauritius, Seychelles, East Africa, able to facilitate workshops in any English-speaking country in the world.

Languages Available: English 

Website: https://allstay.online/

Contact: Michael Gladwin - mike@allstay.online  

EveryQueer

EveryQueer is a digital media agency and consulting firm with B2C and B2B branches. Our mission at EveryQueer is to inspire people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations to think differently about the global queer community. Through marketing campaign strategy and professional development training, our team connects brands to the LGBTQ+ audience. We are building a bridge across identities and borders by curating global LGBTQ+ content featuring LGBTQ+-affirming brands, destinations, and life-changing experiences. Like trusted friends, we share our welcoming and affirming insider tips to inspire wanderlust and ensure their journey is as easy as it is unforgettable. 

Regions: Global 

Languages available: English

Website: everyqueer.com

Contact name: Meg Ten Eyck - ​​meg@EveryQueer.com

Friendly Biz by Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce

FriendlyBiz is an international certification created in 2014 by the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce indexed with the International Accrediting Authority in partnership with Future Builders (Third party auditing firm) to certify discrimination-free business environments. FriendlyBiz in tourism is preparing Hotels, Airlines, Tour Operators, Bars, Restaurants, Museums and any business related to the industry to come closer to the LGBTQ+ segment of travelers to ensure Inclusive Travel Experiences. 

Regions: Latin America

Languages available: Spanish, English and Portuguese  

Website: https://cclgbt.co/

Contact: turismo@cclgbt.co

HospitableMe

HospitableMe is the global leader in inclusive hospitality strategy, and training — more than 12,000 hotels have been certified through our education programs. We provide a full range of packaged and custom training, from C-suite executive education to role-specific front line modules. Our curriculum has been used by some of the most respected brands throughout the world, including Booking.com, The Travel Corporation, Costa Navarino, OutAdventures, Kering USA, NYC & Company, Discover Puerto Rico, PCMA, US Travel, Miles Partnership, Hyatt, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Explore Asheville, Team Kentucky, Four Seasons NYC, Dutchess Tourism, VISA USA, New Belgium Brewing, and Bottega Veneta.

Regions: Global

Languages available: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese (Q1 2023)

Website: http://hospitable.me/ 

Contact: Billy Kolber - billy@hospitable.me

Queer Destinations

The Queer Destinations Committed Distinction sets a precedent in the way LGBTQ+ people travel by providing governments, destinations, and businesses with a badge that ensures travelers a standard of excellence, safety, and responsibility. Awareness-raising is the most important step to obtaining the distinction. It consists of an educational program named Hospitality meets Diversity through our e-learning platform.

Regions: Mexico, Spain, Panamá, Colombia, United States

Languages available: Spanish / English

Website: http://queerdestinations.com/distinction/

Contact: Cinthya Molina - Business Developer - sales@queerdestinations.com

Sonders & Beach Academy

Sonders&Beach provides training within a certification protocol 'Queervadis Certified' for travel organizations engaged in a D&I mission, with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community. Training involves both strategies of diversity management and marketing commercial tools to address the LGBTQ+ traveller. Training is an essential part of the protocol and involves the creation of a D&I handbook with goals to be achieved. Training is open to all travel organizations. Companies which have already successfully applied: Una Hotels, Leonardo Hotel, Arshotels, Best Western Italia, 21Wol, ENIT, Milan and Crema Municipality.

Regions: Italy and Global

Languages: English, Italian and Spanish 

Website: https://sondersworld.com/sonders-academy-advisoring/ 

Contact:  Giovanna Ceccherini - sales@sondersandbeach.com