IGLTA MEMBERS CONNECT SERIES
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Join us on Google Meet for our IGLTA Members Connect series. These conversations continue to evolve as we navigate the recovery of the tourism industry. We’re hosting fewer calls now, but enlisting industry leaders from our membership and beyond to provide our member businesses with resources to move forward. All are welcome.
Here is a list of our upcoming Members Connect meetings and guest speakers:
we'll send an invite to our active members for each session. if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusive Content for IGLTA Members
LGBTQ+ Luxury Tourism Insights Panel - December 10, 2020
The session explored LGBTQ+ visibility, pandemic adaptation strategies and future trends. We were incredibly proud to share this impressive lineup of participants from all sectors of luxury travel, all of whom are IGLTA members: Albert M. Herrera, Senior Vice President, Global Product Partnerships, Virtuoso, who also sits on the IGLTA board of directors; Stephanie Chung, Chief Growth Officer, Wheels Up, an IGLTA Global Partner; Liz Biden, Founder & CEO, The Royal Portfolio; Jeff Gundvaldson, Co-Owner & CEO, Brand g Vacations; and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-Owner & Co-President, Valerie Wilson Travel.
Where & What Are Travelers Searching Online? - August 6, 2020
More than 80 members representing 14 countries joined us for the 6 August IGLTA Members Connect presentation “Where/What Are Travelers Searching Online?” from Dougal Mckenzie, Industry Head of Travel - Google and IGLTA Foundation Board Member.
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Past IGLTA Member Connect Recordings
7 May 2020
IGLTA Members Connect with Maria Elena Rossi, marketing and promotion director, ENIT Italian National Tourist Board; and Alessio Virgili, CEO & founder, Sonders & Beach group
Thank you to the 100+ members of iglta representing 20 countries who joined our special edition of iglta members connect with milan on 7 may. if you missed out or would like to revisit the highlights of this great conversation, click here.
14 May 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel advisors & Tour Operators call. guest speaker: Filipa Cardoso, Marketing and Communication Director, visit portugal.
21 May 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour operators, CVB, DMO Members call. guest speaker: Santiago García-dils de la vega, International promotion & mice, turismo de sevilla; and Mateo asensio, head of promotional actions, barcelona turisme
28 May 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators Members call. guest speaker: Yael Golan, Consul Director, Southern Region USA, israel ministry of tourism
IGLTA Members Connect - DMO & CVB Members call. guest speaker: David Downing, CDME, President of brand, united landmark associates
4 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Women in business. guest speaker: Bernadette smith, CEO, equality institute
4 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators, CVB, DMO Members call. guest speaker: Thanos Siamtanis, Commercial Manager, universal travel; and Maria Kritharioti,Manager, greek national tourism organization, New york offices
11 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators, CVB, DMO Members call. guest speaker: Steve Smotrys, Vice president of sales, cunard north america
11 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect- CVB, DMO Members call. Media panel moderated by: Uwern Jong, Editor in chief outthere ; with Jurrian Teulings, IGLTA honors travel writer award recipient; Meg Ten, Magazine editor everyqueer; and the globetrotters guys, LGBTQ+ travel bloggers
18 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Portuguese Members call. guest speaker: Clovis Casemiro, membership coordinator brazil, IGLTA, and Alex Bernardes, Director, brazilian LGBT tourism forum.
18 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators, CVB, DMO Members call. guest speaker: Christopher Brace, Founder and CEO, syntegrate consulting
25 June 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators, CVB, DMO Members Call. guest speaker: Thomas Roth, President; and David Paisley, Senior Research Director ; community marketing & insights (cmi)
9 July 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Travel Agents, Tour Operators, CVB, DMO Members call. guest speaker: Molly Babbington, Social impact experiences, airbnb experiences
16 July 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Women in Business Members call. guest speaker: Alysse Dalessandro Santiago, Blogger, Fnfluencer and Founder of ready to stare | The importance of diverse LGBTQ+ partnerships in marketing.
16 July 2020
IGLTA Members Connect - Portuguese - Brazil
Presentation: Mr. Marcel Marin - Commercial Director from Hotel Unique & Mr. Cleiton Feijó - General Director from Visual Tourism
30 July 2020
IGLTA Members Connect Travel agents, Tour operators, CVB, DMO members call | Japan’s current situation & best destinations to visit. Guest speakers: Kazuko Maratea, Manager of the New York City office, Japan National Tourism Organization; Eri Kimura , Director for Marketing strategy department, Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau; Shiho Ikeuchi, President, Pink Soleil Inc.; Shintaro Koizumi, President, Out Asia Travel; and Hiromi Thetreau, LA office manager, Out Asia Travel
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13 August 2020
IGLTA Members Connect Brazil and Portugal welcome : Bahia - Land of All Saints and Wonderful Destinations.
Bahia is one of the great Brazilian states. With famous beaches and a lot of history since the Portuguese colonization. Diversity in gastronomy and in destinations that include mountains, waterfalls, historic and modern cities.
Raul Almeida , Account Manager Leisure& Indirect Accor Hotels and Member from Accor LGBTQI+
Tânia Carvalho - General Manager Mercure Salvador
Presentation by the Bahia State Tourism Secretariat Team: Divaldo Gonçalves - Regulation and Certification Director
Gabriel Vianna - Manager responsible for LBGT segment contacts
Regina Ahmed - Promotion Director
20 August 2020
IGLTA Members Connect | Focus on Seychelles
Guest speakers from Seychelles Tourism, Hilton Resorts and Air Seychelles
Guest speakers: David Germain
, Regional Director Africa and the Americas, Seychelles Tourism Board
and Gisele Abrahão
(based in Brazil) representing Seychelles Tourism Board.
24 September 2020
IGLTA Members Connect | Peru... a Bold, Beautiful and Unapologetic Travel Destination
Guest speaker: Elisabeth Hakim, Markets Coordinator -North America and UK, PROMPERU; Erika Toro, Director of Sales -Peru, Belmond Hotels; and Ylan Chrem, Sales, Specialist in LGBTQ+ Markets, COLTUR Peru