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CAPE TOWN (22 November 2019)—WTM Africa 2020 will see the introduction of an LGBTQ+ travel event named EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA. EQUAL Africa stands for EQUAL Love, Rights, Experiences & Opportunities and will be a bolt-on, full-day conference at #WTMA20, taking place on 6 April.
IGLTA is the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, which works to advance LGBTQ+ travel globally by providing information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and demonstrating the significant social and economic impact of LGBTQ+ tourism. IGLTA’s membership includes LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, travel advisors, tour operators, events and travel media in 80 countries.
Megan Oberholzer, Portfolio Director: Travel, Tourism & Sports Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions South Africa says that the partnership with IGLTA is another way that WTM Africa continues to track the latest international travel & tourism industry trends. “Pink travel is on the rise globally, and facilitating safe, comfortable travel for LGBTQ+ travellers to Africa’s wonderful destinations is the focus of EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA,” she says.
“IGLTA is pleased to partner with WTM Africa on this initiative to expand support and visibility for LGBTQ+ travel in Africa,” says John Tanzella, IGLTA President/CEO. “Equal Africa is about furthering important conversations about inclusive and accessible travel into Africa for the LGBTQ+ community and opening new avenues for travellers to explore.”
Attendees at EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA can also look forward to other trending topics and content shares from over 150 speakers from around the globe in six different theatres on the #WTMA20 show floor.
To find out more about EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA, visit http://africa.wtm.com/. #WTMA20 takes place in Cape Town from 6-8 April 2020.
The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the global leader in advancing LGBTQ+ travel and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. IGLTA’s mission is to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travelers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact. IGLTA membership includes LGBTQ+ welcoming accommodations, destinations, travel advisors, tour operators, events and travel media in 80 countries. For more information: iglta.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @iglta. IGLTA Annual Global Convention, 6-9 May 2020, Milan Italy. Igltaconvention.org
About WTM Africa
WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. Nearly 5,000 travel industry professionals attend Africa’s leading inbound and outbound travel and tourism market. WTM Africa delivers a proven mix of hosted buyers, media, pre-scheduled appointments, on-site networking, evening functions and invited travel trade Next event: Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 April 2020 – Cape Town.