PHOTO: The mission of the IGLTA Foundation is to promote travel to LGBT businesses and travelers, as well as to work with governments. (photo via Flickr/Ted Eytan)
WHY IT RATES: Representatives from all over the world have been revealed as IGLTA board members. - Eric Bowman, TravelPulse Senior Editor
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the new appointments to its 2017-2018 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ business leaders from Canada, Colombia, the U.K. and the United States.
The new IGLTA board members are:
Felipe Cardenas, Bogota – Co-Founder/CEO, Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Earl Fowlkes, Washington, DC – President/CEO, Center for Black Equity
Uwern Jong, London – Editor in Chief, OutThere Publishing
Richard Krieger, New York – President, PrideWorld/The Isramworld Portfolio of Brands
Steven Larkin, Toronto – Director of Sales, Canada, Delta Air Lines
Don Skeoch, Los Angeles – Chief Marketing Officer, LA Tourism & Convention Board
Richard Gray, Managing Director for the LGBTQ Market, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Juan Julia, founder/president of Barcelona-based Axel Hotels; and Jon Munoz, Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Hilton, were each reappointed for another two-year term.
The new board takes effect at the end of the board meeting prior to IGLTA’s 34th Annual Global Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida, 4-6 May. In addition to the nine appointments, the returning board members are Shiho Ikeuchi, Hotel Granvia Kyoto; Dan Melesurgo, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE); and Chris Stanley, Corporate and Incentive Sales Account Director, Silversea Cruises. John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO, holds a non-voting seat on the board.
For more information, please email IGLTA VP-Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: An International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association press release.