Toronto-based Rainbow Railroad will receive IGLTA’s Pathfinder Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the IGLTA Foundation. Rainbow Railroad is a largely volunteer-based charitable organization that assists LGBTQ people seeking safe haven from state-enabled violence, persecution and the threat of death where homosexuality is criminalized.
The Pathfinder Award, part of the annual IGLTA Honors, is given to an individual, business, or organization that
It may be freezing in most parts of the country, but as I type, the temperature is 72 degrees and sunny in San Diego. Many LGBT tourists usually overlook this wonderful city for its glitzier neighbor to the north, but San Diego offers a variety of LGBT friendly attractions, neighborhoods and nightlife destinations which should not be considered when planning your next West Coast holiday. Here are some really cool things to do while visiting “America’s Finest City”. San Diego
Disney Destinations has been designated as a Global Partner Corporate Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Disney Destinations joins brands worldwide that have committed to year-round support of the association and LGBT-welcoming travel.
As part of this affiliation, IGLTA also announced that Carmen G. Strong, Senior Sales Manager for Disney Destinations and the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, was recently elected to the IGLTA Foundation Boar
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today that Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York, will be among the keynote speakers at the association’s 35th anniversary convention at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto (9-12 May 2018).
Houdart works on the Free & Equal campaign, an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for LGBTQ equality. He also leads the
The IGLTA Foundation is offering scholarships to attend the 35th Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association in Toronto, 9-12 May 2018. Now in its sixth year, the Building Bridges Scholarship Program was created to support the next generation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism professionals.
The program will cover travel to Toronto as well as accommodations and conference registration for the four-day event. The scholarship
As LGBT buying power in the United States reaches the $1 Trillion mark, many companies are busy trying to determine the best ways to get their hands on a slice of this very lucrative pie. Throughout my career, I’ve seen companies do a great job reaching LGBT consumers. Think about companies like Hilton, Nissan, American Airlines and Target. I’ve also seen some companies try to implement an LGBT strategy only to fail for one of a number of reasons. Every company is different a
Having lived north of Tampa for nearly 3 years, I’m quite embarrassed to admit that I never took the opportunity to visit St. Petersburg. When the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) announced their 34th annual global convention would take place at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, I knew I had to attend. Flying to Tampa International Airport is a painless experience. The airport is small enough not to warrant the extensive lines and delays of major
Hispanic and LGBT Chambers Unite in Nashville – The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce have agreed to sign an inter-chamber agreement that will provide business owners from both memberships with enhanced resources to help them with their business development efforts. The purpose of this agreement is to create and establish a working relationship between the chambers that will enhance the availability and delivery of business