What We Do

The IGLTA Foundation recognizes that education, awareness, and outreach are vital to building bridges between LGBT travelers and destinations, businesses and communities worldwide.

Scholarships
The IGLTA Foundation offers scholarships to expand educational opportunities for travel/tourism students, entrepreneurs, and emerging destinations that wish to become more involved in LGBT tourism.

Internships
The foundation website hosts a list of internships with IGLTA member businesses.

Conferences
The IGLTA Foundation convenes meetings and conferences to explore the opportunities and challenges facing global LGBT travel and to advance other important issues impacted by global travel.

Community Engagement
The IGLTA Foundation will create educational programming and outreach surrounding LGBT human rights and will help to bring attention to important human rights issues worldwide.  We will assist emerging LGBT destinations that may not yet have full government assistance in their countries, as well as those companies in emerging destinations that seek to welcome LGBT travelers.

Additionally, the Foundation will dedicate time and resources to a number of relevant charitable activities, including: disaster relief; meaningful volunteer and donation projects affiliated with the IGLTA Annual Global Convention; and assisting with other global issues as they arise.

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IGLTA Foundation Blog
IGLTA Foundation Blog

A fond farewell to Travis Ferland

Dear Friends, The past six months have been a whirlwind of progress for the recently established IGLTA Foundation as we work to build bridges with communities worldwide. In November 2012 we engaged Travis Ferland as interim Executive Director on a

Our mission is to use the power of LGBT travel to build bridges with communities worldwide. Those bridges, in turn, enable understanding, awareness and commerce to flourish in diverse communities around the globe.