International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association
Formation 1983
Type Non-profit
Headquarters 1201 NE 26th Street Suite 103
Area served

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, or IGLTA, is an association composed of travel agents, tour operators, hotels and guest houses, and other travel-related enterprises dedicated to gay and lesbian tourism. It was founded in 1983, and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

With over 1,500 tourism related business members, the IGLTA is the largest of such organizations in the world.


The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the world's leading worldwide travel network committed and dedicated to uniting and instructing LGBT travelers and the numerous businesses that not only welcome, but also support them along the way. IGLTA members offer packages for your perfect getaway to some of the most exquisite locations around the world.[1]

Annual Conventions[edit]

Each year, IGLTA hosts an Annual Global Convention in a different location around the globe. The most recent Conventions were held in Chicago, Illinois (2013) and Madrid, Spain (2014).[2]

Past Conventions[2]

  *2014 Madrid, Spain 
  *2013 Chicago, Illinois
  *2012 Florianopolis, Brazil 
  *2011 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  *2010 Antwerp, Belgium 
  *2009 Toronto, Canada

President & CEO[edit]

John Tanzella is the President/CEO of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Prior to joining IGLTA,he has worked for Delta Air Lines, the Washington D.C. Convention Bureau, and the Human Rights Campaign. He was born in Massachusetts, attended the University of Georgia, lived for three years in Italy and now resides in South Florida.[3]

Membership Categories[edit]

IGLTA has two Membership Categories:

General Members.[1]

  • Accommodations (Hotels, Resorts, & Vacation Rentals)
  • Accommodation Booking Service
  • Airline
  • Association
  • Attraction
  • Business Services
  • Car Rental
  • Casino
  • Concierge Service
  • Cruise Line
  • CVB, Tourist Bureau
  • Event Planner
  • Ground Transportation
  • Internet Service
  • Marketing/Public Relations/Advertising
  • Publications/Publishers/Media
  • Tour Operator
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Insurance
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Yachting/Boating

Associate Members.[1]

  • Art Gallery
  • Bar/Nightclub/Lounge
  • Chamber of Commerce/Business Guild
  • Doctor/Physician/Specialist
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness/Health Club
  • Gentleman’s Club/Spa
  • Hair Salon/Barber
  • LGBT Sport/Cultural Event
  • Pride Organization
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping/Retail
  • Theatre/Performing Arts
  • University/College/School


IGLTA has a Board of Directors that oversees the organizations long-term development.[4]

See also[edit]


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