International Gay and Lesbian Travel Assoc Launches New Site At Conference In Brazil

Apr 17, 2012 by

At their 29th Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis, Brazil, The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association facillitated panels, lead group excursions and gave out awards. It also announced a partnership with multimillion-dollar marketing firm MMGY Global that resulted in a a new website, lgbt.travel. The new public site offers a directory of LGBT and LGBT-friendly travel agents, transportation companies and tour operators who meet IGLTA guidelines. There’s also an online calendar of tours and parties; and,  in the months to come, members will add information about special discounts.

Born with a little more than 20 members in 1983, IGLTA quickly grew into the premiere chamber of commerce for the gay-travel industry.. It currently hosts members in almost 90 countries, thanks to their expertise in gay-friendly accommodations, services and events. “For 30 years we’ve successfully connected LGBT tourism businesses around the world,” says GLTA President John Tanzella, and now we’ve created a dynamic website to easily connect LGBT travelers with these gay-welcoming businesses.”