Founded with 25 members in 1983, IGLTA has now grown to include more than 2,200 member businesses in 85 countries. Membership consists of accommodations, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, destinations, media and other key players in global tourism.
IGLTA is the leading global organization in the LGBT tourism industry.
Founded in 1983 with 25 members, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is today a 2200 plus member strong and growing organization of gay, lesbian and community friendly travel professionals in 85 countries.
IGLTA Membership Categories
· Car Rental Companies
· Cruise Lines
· Local Tourist Offices
· Regional and National Tourist Boards
· Travel Agencies
· Travel Media
· Tour Operators
· Other Industry Partners
Membership in IGLTA is open to all travel and travel-related businesses and professionals who wish to support the LGBT tourism throughout the world. The benefits are endless, from networking and educational opportunities to director consumer outreach. Being part of a trade association gives you the cutting edge resources you need to propel your business forward. If you have any questions on IGLTA membership, click here to contact a representative.
IGLTA is governed by a Board of Directors and they oversee the organization's strategy and direction.
IGLTA has staff located throughout the world that work both full-time and part-time to help promote LGBT tourism and our members. For more information and contacts, please visit our Staff Page.
IGLTA Symposia / Familiarization Trips
Each year, IGLTA members organize Symposia / FAM Trips to various parts of the globe that might be of interest to LGBT travelers. Recently, symposia have taken place in Costa Rica, Dallas, Antwerp, Chicago, Barcelona, New York City, Buenos Aires, Curacao, Lisbon and Tuscany. To see where IGLTA is going, please visit the IGLTA Member Events Page.
Media & News
IGLTA represents its members globally and is often the source of information for LGBT travel-related articles.
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