First Gay & Lesbian Travel convention heads for Cape Town
The 33rd Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) will be the first global LGBT business conference of its kind on the African continent. The event, set for 14-16 April 2016 at the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, will include presentations from leaders in the tourism industry from Africa, Europe, Asia and the US.
The IGLTA is a member-based global organisation dedicated to LGBT tourism and an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. IGLTA’s mission is to expand LGBT tourism globally for the benefit of travelers and members.
SA minister of tourism, Derek Hanekom, is set to deliver the keynote welcome to the IGLTA delegates and then participate in a conversation on global tourism with World Travel & Tourism Council president/CEO, David Scowsill. Pacific Asia Travel Association CEO, Mario Hardy, will also address attendees during the three-day event.
“This will be a truly special event, blending top-quality education, business development, and networking with events that showcase Cape Town, the most LGBT-welcoming destination in Africa,” says IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella.
The Mount Nelson Hotel, where all daytime conference activities will take place, is part of the
portfolio of Belmond, an IGLTA global partner. More information is available at iglta.org/convention.
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