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  • IGLTA Recognizes William Pate of the ACVB
  • 16 August 2017
     
    IGLTA Recognizes William Pate of the ACVB
     

    William Pate, President & CEO, Atlanta CVB, received an award of appreciation from IGLTA for his commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring Atlanta remains a welcoming destination for conventions and tourists alike on 16 August during the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition 2017 in Toronto. When Georgia Senate Bill 129, referred to as the Georgian Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, was introduced during the 2015 legislative session, Pate immediately rallied his team at the Atlanta CVB to gather compelling information to fight this harmful anti-gay legislation. His swift, preemptive actions to collaborate with the local business community against this bill were instrumental in its defeat. The following year, HB 757, a similar bill, was introduced but the Atlanta CVB was already armed with powerful independent data that underscored the damaging economic effects this bill would have. Once again, the bill did not make it into law. His visionary actions are a model for other states that are now engaging in similar attacks on equality. Pate presented a case study on the topic during LGBTQ+ Week in New York City earlier this year.

    Photo: Shown here (left to right) at Toronto's Lee Restaurant during the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition: John Tanzella, President & CEO, IGLTA; William Pate, President & CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB); and Dan Melesurgo, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, ASAE, IGLTA Immediate Past Chair. (photo by Chuck Fazio)

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    Photo: May 16, 2017 William Pate, President & CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau at Google NYC, presenting case study during LGBTQ+ Week NYC 2017

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  • IGLTA Recognizes Tom Alderink of Belmond
  • 24 July 2017
     
    IGLTA Recogni zes Tom Alderink of Belmond

    Belmond’s former Director of LGBTQ+ Sales, Tom Alderink, was recently recognized by IGLTA for his contribution to LGBTQ+ travel. Alderink brought the LGBTQ+ segment into the Belmond portfolio, developing sales globally and was instrumental in bringing the company to IGLTA as a Gold-Level Global Partner. He was also an active member of Belmond's LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, established in 2016. Alderink left Belmond earlier this year to pursue his personal passion in the fashion industry.

     

    Photo: Shown here (left to right) at T. Christopher display during Miami Swim Week 2017: Thomas Alderink, former Director of LGBTQ+ Sales, Belmond; Josh Zorn, Coordinator - Global Partnerships & Convention Sponsorship, IGLTA 

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  • IGLTA Presents Chair Award to Mariela Castro Espín
  • 13 May 2017


    IGLTA Presents Chair Award to Mariela Castro Espín

    LGBTQ+ activist Dr. Mariela Castro Espín, daughter of Cuba's president, Raul Castro, and director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, received IGLTA's prestigious Chair Award for 2017. Board chair Juan Juliá, founder and president of Barcelona-based Axel Hotels, made the presentation to Castro on May 13 in Havana during Pride.
    Presented with support from Visit Philadelphia®

    Photo: Shown here (left to right) Mariela Castro Espín and IGLTA Board Chair Juan Juliá, Founder and President of Axel Hotels

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  • 2017 Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, FL, USA
  • Corporate Leadership Award

    George

    George A. Kalogridis, President, Walt Disney World Resort

     

    IGLTA Community Award 

     Barbara

    Barbara Poma, onePULSE Foundation

     

    Hanns Ebensten Hall of Fame Award 

     Christina

    Christina Guggenberger

     

    Pioneer in Destination Marketing

    Tat

    Tourism Authority of Thailand

     

    Travel Writer Honor

    Andrew Collins

    Andrew Collins

     

    IGLTA Ambassador of the Year

     Russell L

    Russell Lord - Israel

     

     

  • 2016 Annual Global Convention in Cape Town, SA
  • The Chair Award

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    Desmond Tutu

     

    IGLTA Community Honor

     Phphxcuesam

    Nondumiso "Ndumie" Funda

     

    IGLTA Networking Honor

     Fitur

    Fitur GAY (LGBT)

     

    IGLTA Ambassador of the Year

    Amb 2016

    Shiho Ikeuchi & Shintaro Koizumi
  • 2015 Annual Global Convention in Los Angeles, USA
  • The Chair Award

    President -barack -obama -photo -pete -souza -official -white -house -photographer -66969212  Barack Obama 

     


    Hanns Ebensten Hall of Fame Award

    Olivia  Olivia 

     


     

    Destination Pioneer

    Curacao  The Curacao Tourist Board 

     


     

    LGBTQ+ Event Pioneer

       Doug Swallow 

     


     

    Community Honor

    LA LGBTQ+ Center  The Los Angeles LGBTQ+ center 

    Networking

    CCLGBTCO  Camarade Comerciantes LGBTQ+ de Colombia 

    Travel Writer

    J. Tuelings  Jurrian Teulings 

    Ambassador of the Year 

    J. Mountford  Jonathan Mountford 

  • 2014 Annual Global Convention in Madrid, Spain
  • The Chair Award

    Bw Bob Witeck

    Community Award

    Alb Alfonso Llopart Basterra

    Pioneer Award

    2 ILGA

    Media Honor Award

    Mj Merryn Johns

    Ambassador Award

    1 Alessio Virgilli
  • 2013 Annual Global Convention in Chicago, USA
  • The Hanns Ebensten Hall of Fame Award

    Cl Charles Lapointe, President/CEO of Tourisme Montreal

    Chair Award

    Tr Thomas Roth

    Community Award

    6 Center on Halsted

    Pioneer Award

    Df Dee Farrell

     

    Travel Writer Award

    Mk Manuela Kay

     

  • 2012 Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis, Brazil
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

    Gk Gregg Kaminsky- R Family Vacations (NYC)

    Chair Award

    Jb Javier Blanco- UNWTO

    Community Award

    Af Andre Fisher

    Pioneer Award

    Russell Russell Lord -Kenes Tours

    Travel Writer Award

    Ml Michael Luongo
  • 2011 Annual Global Convention in Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

    Cr Charley Rounds

    Chair Award

    Gg Gina Gatta- Damron Guide

    Community Award

    Ng Nicki Grossman

    Corporate Award

    3 American Airlines

    Pioneer Award

    Dr David Ryan -RhinoAfrica Safaris/ Out2Africa

    Innovator Award

    5 SAS Scandinavian Airlines

    Networking Award

    Abrat Gls. ABRAT GLS (The Brazilian Association for Gay & Lesbian Tourism)
  • 2010 Annual Global Convention in Antwerp, Belgium
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Spartacus International (Berlin)

    Chair Award

      Jose Sampol- TAM Airlines VP

    Community Award

      Patrick Aertsen

    Corporate Award

      Accor Hotels

    Pioneer Award

      Madian Al Jazerah

    Innovator Award

      Shannon Wentworth -Sweet

    Networking Award

      GNetwork360
  • 2009 Annual Global Convention in Toronto, Canada
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Andrew Stokes
  • 2008 Annual Global Convention in Las Vegas, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Lima Tours

    Chair Award

      Alan Beck
      Fun Maps
  • 2006 Annual Global Convention in Washington, DC, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      The Original American Airlines Rainbow Team (Rick Cirillo, Mike Fricke, Robin Burr)
  • 2004 Annual Global Convention in Vancouver, Canada
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Kevin Kailey
      Hanns Ebensten

    Chair Award

      Mary Clark
  • 2003 Annual Global Convention in Manchester, UK
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      John D'Alessandro
      Aaron Kampfe

    Chair Award

      Carl Zander
  • 2002 Annual Global Convention in Fort Lauderdale, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Richard Gray

    Chair Award

      Geoff Carey
  • 2001 Annual Global Convention in Munich, Germany
  • Chair Award

      Rosemary Hopkins
  • 1999 Annual Global Convention in Minneapolis, USA
  • Chair Award

    Babs Pic 2014 Babs Daitch
  • 1998 Annual Global Convention in Montreal, Canada
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Lynne Hocking
      Rick Cirillo

    Chair Award

      Cynthia Marquard
  • 1997 Annual Global Convention in Philadelphia, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Herb Harris

    Chair Award

      Kevin Kailey
      Richard Gray
  • 1996 Annual Global Convention in Sydney, Australia
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Marianne Ferrari
      Rod Stringer
      Dan Delbex
  • 1994 Annual Global Convention in Washington, DC, USA
  • IGLTA Hall of Fame Award

      Newt Dieter
      Kevin Mossier
      Richard Cash
      Walter Marlowe

     



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