LGBT Destinations

By Matt Skallerud | Selected articles highlighting some of the best in LGBT destinations worldwide

The #ILoveGay Q&A: Guiseppe Guilio

Welcome to our newest series featuring LGBTQ influencers, #ILoveGay ambassadors, movers and shakers and all around great people. Today we sit down with one of our newest ambassador, IGLTA Member / Travel Design & Digital PR guru Guiseppe Guilio and find out what he’s all about.

From Budapest, with love.

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, is Hungary in the mix? The city of Budapest is making its case as to why it should be at the top of your wish-list. I caught up with Zsolt Erdei, President of the Humen Travel Touristic Association, for a behind-the-scenes look at the Pink Budapest campaign. What […]




This 'Call Me by Your Name' Tour of Italy Will Let You Relive Elio and Oliver's Life-changing Summer

If you were enthralled by the love story in Oscar-winning drama “Call Me By Your Name,” get your Sufjan Stevens playlist ready and pack a bag.

Spend your Fourth of July weekend-to-weekend at an all-LGBT resort

The Fourth of July falls smack within the middle of the week this year, making it the perfect time to plan a weekend-to-weekend getaway to an all-LGBT resort just a couple hours away from Chicago.A favorite vacation hot spot, the Dunes Resort is pulling out all the stops for an incredible ten days o

Comcast Teams Up with LGBTQ Internet Personality and Podcaster Dana Piccoli to Commemorate Pride Month

This year, San Francisco is celebrating its 48th annual Pride celebration. With more than a million attendees last year, the San Francisco Pride parade is one of the largest gatherings of the LGBTQ community and their allies in the nation. As a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion, Comcast California is proud and honored to be a sponsor of this celebration of the LGBTQ community.

5 Ways to Create More LGBTQ-Inclusive Events

In the age of ever-evolving gender diversity acceptance and recognition, creating warm and welcoming experiences for all attendees is becoming increasingly important as meeting professionals. At MPI’s WEC 2018, Bernadette Smith offered the following action steps for designing LGBTQIA-inclusive meetings and events.

Groundbreaking LGBTQ+ Tour Operator, Quiiky, Announces New Italian Tour

Tour is based on Oscar-Winning Film, ‘Call Me by Your Name.’

A Guide to Mumbai's Diverse LGBTQ+ Arts Scene

Just below the surface, the city's LGBTQ+ dance, music and nightlife communities are thriving.<p>From Hollywood to Bollywood, Mumbai is one of the most romanticized cities in the world. But behind the sheen and shimmer of the silver screen is a Bombay—as it's still called by most locals—that you …

Top Destinations for LGBT Pride Celebrations

These events champion diversity and inclusion around the world.

Rainbows Around the World: LGBT Pride Month 2018 Parades in Photos

Cities across the world are being draped in rainbow flags.

The Gay Explorer - Dating in Toronto and exploring coming out in the 80's

Join Borja the Gay Explorer on his trip to Toronto where he will go on a gay date with Kevin while exploring the city and recounting Kevin’s experience of coming out in the 80’s

INNdulge Resort Announces Men’s Clothing-Optional Retreats

INNdulge Palm Springs, the clothing-optional resort for gay men, is offering two unique events in late September 2018: <b>Naked Artists and Friends Weekend</b>, Sept 27–30, and <b>Body Acceptance Workshop</b>, Sept 25–27.

First-Ever Pride of the Americas Festival Coming to Greater Fort Lauderdale in 2020

The 10-Day Festival Focusing on LGBT+ Issues is Expected to Attract More Than 350,000 - Greater Fort Lauderdale will be the host destination for the first-ever Pride of the Americas Festival in 2020. The 10-day event, just announced at the International Gay & Lesbian Travel (IGLTA) annual conference in Toronto, will be hosted by Pride of Fort Lauderdale and presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and will include a parade, a beach party, arts festival, social …

Hilton Names Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Hilton has named Jon Muñoz as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Muñoz will oversee Hilton’s global diversity management practice, focusing on developing culture, talent and marketplace strategies that cultivate inclusion.

LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.

IGLTA Hosts Most Successful Convention in its 35-Year History

Global LGBTQ travel association unites tourism professionals around the shared goal of creating a more welcoming world for all travelers - The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention, 9-12 May at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, brought together approximately 500 tourism professionals representing 40 countries to share innovative ideas and best practices, making it the best attended and most globally diverse conference in IGLTA’s history.


Pre-Conference Reception | IGLTA Convention in Toronto | May 8, 2018

This reception is our way of CELEBRATING and BRINGING TOGETHER all of the incredible people we’ve worked with in Toronto over the years, while partnering with organizations that have been instrumental in our success along the way.

IGLTA Foundation Partners with Pacific Asia Travel Association for Conference Scholarship

Collaboration takes Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention in Toronto - The IGLTA Foundation has partnered with the Pacific Asia Travel Association to provide a unique opportunity for a Hong Kong Polytechnic University tourism student to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 35th Annual Global Convention, 9-12 May in Toronto. Thanakarn (Bella) Vongvisitsin has been selected to attend …

LGBTQA Team Canada Athletes & Olympians Support a Significant ‘Voyage’

Six high-performance athletes will mingle with guests at IGLTA Foundation fundraising benefit in Toronto, 11 May - Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s philanthropic Foundation, will have added luster this year thanks to the attendance of a special group of LGBTQ and ally Team Canada athletes and Olympians: Rosie Cossar (rhythmic gymnastics); Dylan Moscovitch (figure skating); Brock McGillis and Ben Scrivens (ice hockey); Jenn …

International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Announces New Board Members

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association announced today the four new appointments to its 2018-2019 board of directors, a group that includes LGBTQ and ally business leaders representing tourism social media/marketing, corporate accommodations, destination promotion and boutique hotels.

Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award

Pride House founder Dean Nelson will receive the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Pioneer Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising event for the IGLTA Foundation. Nelson, the CEO/Executive Producer of Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, created Pride House as a pavilion to celebrate diversity in sport and raise awareness of homophobia within sports at the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Touring the Great Ocean Road in Australia

After Sydney Mardi Gras, we decided to do what appears to be a rarity in Australia… we rented a car and drove from Sydney to Melbourne. Locals universally thought we were crazy (turns out most seem to simply fly back and forth between the two cities), but it really was a beautiful 9-hour drive reminiscent of the rolling coastal hills of California.

Gay Wine Weekend 2018 - 3 Days of Gay In California Wine Country

A weekend of Wine & Celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California’s magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world’s most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most …

How Reversal on Same-Sex Marriage Could Affect Bermuda Tourism

Less than a year after a Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage in Bermuda, the government of the British Overseas Territory has outlawed it, a reversal that is poised to roil the waters of the cruise industry and potentially threaten travel to the island.<p>The country where a ship is …

The #ILoveGay Q&A: Borja The Gay Explorer

Welcome to our new series featuring LGBTQ influencers, #ILoveGay ambassadors, movers and shakers and all around great people. We’re proud to launch this series with our newest ambassador Borja Matheu, aka Borja the Gay Explorer.