THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE IGLTA FOUNDATION AUCTION FUNDRAISER
The recent IGLTA Foundation online travel auction generated nearly US$20,000 in much-needed funds to support education, research and leadership development to advance the global LGBTQ+ tourism industry. The enthusiastic bidding and support for the auction underscores the pent-up desire among LGBTQ+ travelers at a time when there are still so many restrictions in place. In addition to the many IGLTA members and Global Partners that donated travel packages to the auction, we'd like to thank those of you who generously bid on prizes.
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OUT ADVENTURES LAUNCHES ENTIRE 2021 & 2022 TOUR CALENDAR
LGBTQ+ tour operatorOut Adventures has launched their entire 2021 & 2022 tour calendar, including 15 new tours in destinations as far as Mongolia and Patagonia. It also includes luxe gay cruises in Italy, Malta, Egypt and Croatia. LGBTQ+ travelers want new adventures and travel experiences to dream about and they’re booking further into the future than they ever have before. So to protect travelers from the unpredictable effects of COVID-19, Out Adventures has written more flexible booking conditions and updated their health & safety guidelines.
New Zealand has recently made headlines with their pandemic response. They've managed to keep cases at extremely low levels but as a consequence, international borders generally remain closed. But as we enter into 2021, it's everyone's hope that this beautiful country will soon welcome us back. In the meantime, it's never too early to start planning your trip and New Zealand is certainly a magical land full of breathtaking nature, wild adventure and rich culture. The country has also an excellent reputation in terms of LGBTQ+ rights.
As the world transitions to a "new normal," Aqua Expeditions has been working to keep your travel dreams alive, while preparing to welcome you back with the highest health and safety standards. Whether your bucket list includes swimming with whale sharks in the East Indonesian waters, biking along the riverbanks of the Mekong river past Buddhist temples or venturing into the mystery that is the Peruvian Amazon; make your dreams come true by sailing aboard Aqua Expeditions’ vessels, amidst modern luxury, innovative cuisine and bespoke service.