IGLTA’s Annual Conference Comes to Madrid in May

Author: , January 19th, 2014

IGLTA LogoRegistration is live for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 31st Annual Global Convention, set for May 8-10 in Madrid. It is the association’s first time to hold its premier educational and networking event in Spain.

This year, IGLTA debuts an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace to better facilitate meetings between tourism professionals interested in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender market. Buyers may apply to receive free registration to the convention and a table for the five-hour marketplace on opening day where they will have pre-booked meetings with suppliers.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring our convention to Spain – a country known for its progressive LGBT rights – and to the beautiful region of Madrid,” IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella says. “And, it’s an important step forward for the association to launch an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace this year. Our attendees have requested this as a way to improve upon the quality networking opportunities we already offer.”

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IGLTA Celebrates 30 Years at Annual Conference in May

Author: , April 6th, 2013

IGLTA LogoThe International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association will celebrate 30 years in May in Chicago at their annual convention. GayWebSource has the details:

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for the LGBT tourism industry. Please register now to join us in Chicago 2-4 May 2013 for our 30th anniversary conference, where we’ll celebrate the history of LGBT travel and pave the way for its continued growth.

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Seattle to Host West Coast Gay Tourism Summit

Author: , December 31st, 2010

Gay Seattle Tourism ConferenceNationwide, gay and lesbian tourism is an $84 billion dollar industry, and a local group is trying to make Seattle the center of it.

The Greater Seattle Business Association, a gay and lesbian oriented chamber of commerce, will host similar organizations from up and down the west coast Jan. 6 to 8 for the first ever gay tourism summit.

Seattle has the country’s second largest percentage of the population identifying as gay or lesbian, but according to the GSBA’s Jerome Bader, it’s 9th on the list of most popular tourism destinations for that community.

Full Story from MyNorthwest.com

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Granada Welcomes Gay Travelers

Author: , December 5th, 2010

Gay GranadaAlmost 30 tour operators attended the second annual Patronato Provincial de Turismo de Granada held from Wednesday to Saturday last week aimed specifically to promote the city as a ‘Gay Destination’.

Thanks to the participation of the operators and media from 14 countries in Europe, Oceania and North and South America the event can now boast to have moved into full internationalization.

While the first edition of the Granada fayre was intended only to introduce itself to the sector and the market, the second has had a strong promotional and commercial purpose to establish the province as a destination for LGBT, a segment of great interest because of its volume and level of expenditure which currently stands 30% above average.

Full Story from The Leader

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Toronto to Host Gay Tourism Conference November 5th

Author: , September 3rd, 2010

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Toronto will host Canada’s first gay-tourism conference in November, as industry professionals and analysts gather to discuss marketing the country to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered tourists.

Tourist industry professionals from across North America will gather Nov. 5 in downtown Toronto to address the finer points of marketing to gay tourists, with panel discussions ranging from “Positioning Canada as a unique destination” to “Actually, there is no ‘gay market’!”

Representatives from the Vancouver Olympics organizing community and Gay Whistler are slated to give a talk on “The gayest games of them all.”

Full Story from The Globe & Mail