IGLTA Meets With Uganda Tourism Leaders

Published Date Author: , September 11th, 2014

Uganda - Google MapsAt the invitation of the Africa Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association President/CEO John Tanzella and Past Board Chair Tanya Churchmuch met staff from Uganda Tourism and tourism businesses from Uganda’s private sector to discuss the issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism to Uganda.

While many African nations are known for their homophobic policies, Uganda has been on the frontlines since its Parliament passed a particularly virulent anti-gay bill last December, and several Western nations began withdrawing aid amidst the global outcry. The 8 September meeting with IGLTA took place at ATA’s headquarters as part of a U.S. road show for Destination Uganda, just over one month after a Ugandan court struck down the law.

“ATA is pleased to facilitate a meeting between the Uganda Tourism Board and the Uganda private sector and IGLTA to discuss timely issues relating to the promotion and marketing of tourism,” said ATA Executive Director Edward Bergman.

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