Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau recently joined the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) as a Silver Global Partner. Atlanta is the third U.S. destination to partner with IGLTA, joining the company of Las Vegas and Washington, DC.
Our partnership with IGLTA will provide us the opportunity to keep LGBT travelers up-to-date on the exciting developments in Atlanta’s hospitality community,” said William Pate, ACVB president and CEO. “IGLTA provides a great service to the LGBT community and we believe our association will increase the number of visitors from this important travel segment.”
As a Silver Global Partner of IGLTA, ACVB has access to a global network of successful businesses that support LGBT tourism and an international database of more than 2,000 LGBT travelers and member businesses in over 80 countries.
“IGLTA is very excited to partner with Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our global partners and members who are not yet familiar with this cosmopolitan, progressive and gay-friendly destination in the southeastern United States will be pleasantly surprised,” said John Tanzella, president & CEO of IGLTA. ”The city has many LGBT neighborhoods, superb dining and shopping, and world-class attractions -- plus it's brimming with the southern hospitality that has made this part of the country famous.”
Atlanta was voted one of the gayest cities in the U.S. by The Advocate, has one of the biggest annual PRIDE festivals in the country and was recently highlighted as a top travel destination for gay families in Passport Magazine.
IGLTA is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism. The association 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.
Celebrating 100 years of hospitality, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.
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