The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading global travel network dedicated to connecting and educating LGBT travelers and the businesses that welcome and support them along the way. Whether it's for individual, group, corporate, or student travel, we have affiliates in the world's most sought after locations offering the most competitive packages for your perfect getaway.
Founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of 25 travel agents and hotel owners, IGLTA has expanded exponentially as LGBT rights and visibility have grown around the world. The original name was IGTA; the "L" was added in 1997. Today, the association has a truly global presence with more than 4,000 businesses contacts in more than 80 countries. IGLTA represents LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, and events, as well as the LGBT travel consumers they wish to serve.
Each year, IGLTA hosts an Annual Convention in a different spot around the globe. This year IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois. The 2014 convention will be held in Madrid, Spain.