Washington, DC, New York City and San Francisco Celebrate the LGBTQ Community During IPW 2017

Washington, DC, New York City and San Francisco Celebrate the LGBTQ Community During IPW 2017


Destinations join for an event benefiting the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation Destination DC (DDC), NYC & Company and San Francisco Travel partnered on their…

SHINE: The IGLTA Convention That Changed My Life and Perspective

SHINE: The IGLTA Convention That Changed My Life and Perspective


The challenges of being an LGBT activist and non-profit leader can be overwhelming. After days, weeks, months, and years of activism, I’ve often felt like I’m fighting an uphill battle with no end in sight. With a world made up of nearly 7.5 billion people holding varying positions on social topics, and an LGBT community...[Read more]

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Buyer Survey Names Israel and Cuba as Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Buyer Survey Names Israel and Cuba as Top Emerging LGBTQ Destinations


The survey, conducted by Penn State, predicts continued growth for LGBTQ tourism market through 2025 The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association opened its 34th Annual Global Convention …

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention lands in St. Pete this week

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention lands in St. Pete this week


The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention is set to descend on St. Petersburg this week.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

One of the world’s leading conventions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) tourism professionals, the IGLTA chose St. Pete in part because it is home to the largest gay pride event in Florida.

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA

It's All About LGBT Tourism in May - LGBT Week NYC and IGLTA


Beginning next week, it seems the theme is all about LGBT Tourism!  Starting on May 3rd, the global LGBT tourism industry will be descending upon St. Petersburg, FL for the IGLTA Convention, an incredible event bringing LGBT tourism professionals together from all around the world.  We'll be there, and we look forward to connecting with many of you then... remember the hashtag is #IGLTA2017, and if you're really feeling into it, you can help make May 3-7, 2017 become an IGLTA #GayTravel hashtag takeover!!!


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Then, on May 16th, as part of LGBT Week NYC, Community Marketing & Insights, in partnership with IGLTA, is bringing us the 3rd Annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality.  Sponsored by the Argentina Tourism Office, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Israel's Ministry of Tourism and held at Google's Autumn Tech Room in Chelsea, this symposium features morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and a reception, all on-site at Google for just $95 (donated to the IGLTA Foundation).

2017 IGLTA Honors Announced

2017 IGLTA Honors Announced


Annual awards celebrate individuals and businesses that are making the world more welcoming for LGBTQ travelers. Presented with support from Visit Philadelphia

#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017

#GayTravel Analysis for 2017, in preparation for #IGLTA2017


In preparation for the upcoming IGLTA Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida coming up May 4-6, we wanted to do an up-to-date analysis of the top hashtag used for LGBT travel, which is still #GayTravel.

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients

IGLTA Foundation Announces 2017 Conference Scholarship Recipients


Global LGBTQ travel organization welcomes the next generation of tourism professionals to St. Petersburg, Florida


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The IGLTA Foundation recently selected the recipients for its fifth annual Building Bridges Scholarships, who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip and conference registration for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May.

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017

Explore the arts in St. Pete! #IGLTA2017


tOpening Night at The Dali Museum & Mahaffey Theate


Matt Skallerud's insight:

The evening networking begins at The Dali Museum, the largest collection of the surrealist painter's works outside of his native Spain. Attendees will have a chance to view the collection and enjoy cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres before moving to the neighboring Mahaffey Theater, the city's waterfront performing arts venue, for more food and drinks plus live music.

 

Attendees of this year's fundraising event to benefit the IGLTA Foundation are in for a special treat. Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres alongside the astonishing collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique glasswork. The Chihuly Collection is the first installation of his art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Foundation's efforts to inspire the next generation of LGBTQ travel professionals through education, research and leadership development.

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces Partnership with Argentina’s LGBT Chamber at FITUR

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces Partnership with Argentina’s LGBT Chamber at FITUR


The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has formed an expanded partnership with Camara de Comercio Gay Lesbica Argentina (CCGLAR), the LGBT chamber of commerce for Argentina. 


Matt Skallerud's insight:

CCGLAR will serve as the association’s representative throughout the country, providing Spanish-language membership support and helping to grow IGLTA’s presence in this key South American market for LGBT travelers. IGLTA has volunteer ambassadors in 22 countries and regions, and has been engaged with CCGLAR’s founders in the annual Gnetwork360 conference in Buenos Aires for many years.

IGLTA Receives Travel Award from London LGBT Magazine

IGLTA Receives Travel Award from London LGBT Magazine


IGLTA Receives Travel Award from London LGBT Magazine

Matt Skallerud's insight:

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) received the Winq Travel Award, in association with United Airlines, this week at Rosewood London. The UK-based magazine’s second annual event included nine awards: activism, culture, business, media, music, sport, travel, Man of the Year and an additional honor presented by the Elton John AIDS Foundation.