Africa Travel Week

CATCH-UP: Understanding and successfully reaching the LGBTQ+ traveller

If you’ve ever wanted to tap into the LGBTQ+ market. The time is now and this webinar is a great place to start. 

Not only are LGBTQ+ travellers set to be some of the first to start travelling for leisure once borders open, but estimates report that if the while community was lumped together like a country, it would have the third largest GDP in the world!

In celebration of Pride Month, we arranged this virtual event to help travel businesses prepare to attract this dynamic segment in the long-term. To accelerate the discussion, we invited John Tanzella CEO of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), Peter Jordan a Consultant in LGBTQ+ Destination Development, and Meg Ten Eyck the editor of EveryQueer Magazine.

From practical insights to valuable tips and the most up-to-date resources, this recording will help you remain sincere in your marketing and guide you in creating a safe and genuinely welcoming environment for this growing market.

In partnership with EQUAL AFRICA and IGLTA

THE SPEAKERS

JOHN TANZELLA
President/CEO of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) a global non-profit tourism association. 

Founded in 1983 with 25 members, IGLTA has grown into the leading global organisation dedicated to LGBTQ+ tourism. Since his arrival in 2005, IGLTA business contacts have increased to
7 000+ located in 82 countries.

PETER JORDAN
Consultant in LGBTQ+ Destination Development

Peter has become widely respected for his work in the LGBTQ+ segment, charting the trends that are shaping this diverse market and helping destinations to craft solid strategies for success. Peter has authored both editions of the ground-breaking Global Report on LGBTQ+ Tourism for the United Nations World Tourism Organsation.

MEG TEN EYCK
Editor, EveryQueer Magazine

Award-winning LGBT travel blogger, Meg has been recording her adventures since 2012. Meg’s background in LGBT advocacy has provided her a unique perspective when discussing LGBT travel around the world. Her travels have taken her to 60+ countries with varying levels of LGBT acceptance and in some cases criminalization of LGBT identities.

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.