Australia to be represented at international LGBTQ+ tourism convention in New York City

Statue of Liberty at nightGay and Lesbain Tourism Australia (GALTA) will be representing its members and promoting inbound tourism to Australia from the worldwide LGBTI+ community this week in New York.

Some 700 delegates from some 50 countries have registered to attend the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) 36th Annual Global Convention. To be held at the New York Hotel Midtown, this is regarded as the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBT+ tourism professionals.

Of particular interest to the Australian Tourism industry will be the information session on the emerging Asian middle-class LGBTQ+ community to be presented by Kenneth Kwok, founder or Global Citizen Capital.

According to Mr Kwok  “Asia, a beautiful community of more than 20 countries and home to 3.5 billion people are on the brink of a broad-based revolution for the LGBT+ community.” This will directly relate to their travel plans.

GALTA will be represented by one of its Directors, Rod Stringer a long time attendee at these events. “We look forward to flying the flag for Australia and keeping us in the minds and travel plans of the millions of LGBTQ+ travelers worldwide,” said Mr Stringer.

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