New York to host international LGBT tourism convention

NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organisation, has won the 2019 International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association's (IGLTA) annual global convention.

New York City (©Julienne Schaer)
New York City (©Julienne Schaer)

The convention will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and WorldPride – an expanded two-month series of events and programmes alongside NYC Pride’s annual events.

It is considered the premier educational and networking event for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism industry and is expected to welcome more than 600 delegates participants over three days.


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"In 2019, New York City will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and IGLTA has chosen to share this celebration with the global LGBT travel industry," said IGLTA board chair Juan Julia.

"Our members will be able to attend a great conference and also experience New York City's incredibly vibrant LGBT community. Rich with history and the cachet of being the city that never sleeps, there’s never a shortage of things to do in New York City, whether you're looking for theatre, film screenings, museums, restaurants or world-class gay bars and clubs."

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, added: "We are thrilled that in 2019, just months before the 50th anniversary of the historic events at Stonewall, New York City will be home to IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention. We look forward to showing IGLTA’s membership exactly what makes New York City the most vibrant and welcoming LGBT destination in the world."

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