International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association


The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 80 countries on all six inhabited continents.

Founded by a dedicated group of 25 travel agents and hotel owners in 1983, IGLTA has expanded exponentially as LGBT rights and visibility have grown around the world. The LGBT-friendly tourism community includes major global corporations as well as many localized businesses and organizations. In 2013, the association signed on to ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation.

IGLTA members have the opportunity to enhance their travel businesses through marketing tools, an interactive website, and global networking events. Membership is open to any association, corporation or partnership directly or indirectly involved with the LGBT travel industry. It's a big market and this is a big world. IGLTA members help LGBT travelers to feel welcome while exploring it.