ATLANTA (16 March 2021)— The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has opened registration for its 37th Global Convention, set for 8-11 September at the W Atlanta-Midtown. IGLTA’s premier event makes its live return in one of the most LGBTQ+ welcoming cities in the United States.
“After more than a year of webinars and connecting virtually, we’re incredibly excited to present an in-person event in Atlanta to reunite our network of LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism professionals,” says John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO. “We are working diligently with our meeting planners and the host hotel to ensure the safest possible experience for our attendees. With so many businesses struggling to move forward, the program will serve as an inspiration for recovery, focusing on the resilient LGBTQ+ travel segment and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion.”
Opening reception at the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium
Education sessions focused on diversity and marketing strategies
Daily networking opportunities
Media Networking Event uniting attendees with global media outlets and influencers that promote LGBTQ+ welcoming travel
CAP Medical and Security Assistance Plan (6-12 September 2021) at no additional charge
On 8 September, to kick off the networking, IGLTA will present a Buyer/Supplier Marketplace with 1-to-1 appointments to enhance business connections throughout the conference. On 10 September, Voyage, the IGLTA Foundation’s annual fundraiser, will take place in the Delta Flight Museum, courtesy of Delta Air Lines and the ATL Airport District CVB.
For more information about the IGLTA Annual Global Convention, please visit igltaconvention.org or email [email protected]. IGLTA has a flexible cancellation policy up to 30 days before the event.
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. The association also is a proud supporter of ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, travel advisors, tour operators, events and travel media in 80 countries. For more information: iglta.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta.