LAST CHANCE TO BID AND WIN AN AWESOME LGBTQ+ TRAVEL PACKAGE
Founded in 2012, the IGLTA Foundation is the charity subsidiary of IGLTA. Through its efforts in educating government and industry leaders, providing fellowships to young LGBTQ+ travel professionals, and supporting LGBTQ+ owned businesses in emerging destinations, the IGLTA Foundation works tirelessly to make tourism safer for LGBTQ+ people around the world. The IGLTA Foundation relies heavily on community donations and you now have the opportunity to support the charity by bidding on amazing LGBTQ+ travel packages in our online auction. All winning bids will be donated in full to the IGLTA Foundation. The auction ends on Sunday, 27 September and includes more than 30 LGBTQ+ welcoming travel packages to choose from to destinations like São Paolo, New York, Miami, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and more! All packages are valid until at least September 2021, so you can bid now, travel later.
Taking place in the north of Spain, Snow Queer Festival is the premier LGBTQ+ ski week in Europe and the only event of its kind in Spain. And in 2021, it will be more inclusive and diverse than ever. Formally the 4-day event called Snow Gay Weekend, the festival has embraced a more diverse name and expanded to one full week of activities including skiing, wellness and relaxation, celebrations plus much, much more. Be sure to save the date, from 8-14 March 2021. This year's event will change locations and will take place at the Panticosa Spa Resort in Huesca hosted by two great, 4-star hotels reserved only for ski week attendees. The ski resort itself has more than 180km of slopes to explore. The event will strictly follow all current health and safety regulations and if the event is forced to cancel due to travel or safety restrictions, you will receive a 100% refund, risk-free. For more information about the program and reservations, contact [email protected] or click below to learn more.
Although 2020 has been a challenging year for travel, t's never too early to start planning that next trip. IGLTA has just published a new LGBTQ+ travel guide to the popular north African destination. Morocco in one word is vibrant. From the white, snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the golden hues of the Sahara Desert to the lush green farms, travelers are immersed in the vibrant colors of a geographically diverse nation. It’s also important to note that in Morocco LGBTQ+ people do not have the same protections afforded in many countries in North America or Europe. So if you visit Morocco, it’s important to use street sense and avoid public displays of affection, as this is culturally frowned upon for both opposite and same-sex couples.
HAVE YOU JOINED AN LGBTQ+ THEMED, AIRBNB ONLINE EXPERIENCE YET?
At a time when physical connection is exceptionally difficult and in-person events have been cancelled, we're all looking for ways to connect. Over the past several months, Online Experience hosts on Airbnb are bringing to life the platform’s first virtual celebration of LGBTQ+ culture, history and activism across more than 10 countries. Travel enthusiasts will be able to travel virtually and join Online Experiences led by hosts in Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Germany, Portugal and more from the comfort of their living room. IGLTA has partnered with Airbnb to launch online experiences representing LGBTQ+ diversity over the coming year, including learning all about LGBTQ Culture and Nightlife in London, exploring the Stonewall Museum LGBTQ Archives and taking a Queer Tour of The Museum of Modern Art.