The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has opened registration for its 37th Annual Global Convention, set for 6-9 May 2020 at UNAHOTELS Expo Fiera Milano. This marks the first time in IGLTA’s history that its premier event will be held in Italy.
"Hosting the IGLTA Annual Global Convention in Milan next year is an honour and a responsibility," says Maria Elena Rossi, Global Marketing Director for ENIT, the Italian National Tourist Board. "Diversity is a precious value for me as a person and it represents a crucial asset for destinations positioned on the international tourism market."
IGLTA convention registration includes all educational programming, networking lunches, opening and closing evening receptions, and a media networking event that unites attendees with global media outlets and influencers working in the LGBTQ+ travel space.
In addition, IGLTA will present its newly enhanced Buyer/Supplier Marketplace in collaboration with Jacobs Media Group on 6 May to promote LGBTQ+ business ties between travel advisors and hotels, destinations and other travel brands that offer LGBTQ+ welcoming products. On the evening of 8 May, the IGLTA Foundation will host Voyage, A Masquerade Party—a fundraiser to support efforts to advance LGBTQ+ around the world.
“We invite all tourism professionals interested in creating more inclusive travel experiences to join us in Italy’s most progressive city,” says John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO. “From our opening reception inside the impressive walls of Sforza Castle through all the networking, roundtable discussions and educational forums, our convention will showcase Milan while also creating opportunities for business growth and strengthening the global network for LGBTQ+ tourism.”