IGLTA Foundation Building Bridges Scholarship Program

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 9-12 May 2018

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IGLTA Foundation Mission:
The IGLTA Foundation supports global LGBTQ tourism through education, research and leadership development

Scholarship Summary/Objective:
This program was created to support the next generation of LGBTQ travel professionals and allies in providing a scholarship to attend the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Annual Global Convention, including all convention registration fees and travel expenses. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to network with travel industry leaders from around the world and attend two days of educational sessions. The goal in providing these critical scholarships to deserving individuals is to educate future leaders in tourism and provide opportunities for growth and inclusion to LGBTQ students in hospitality, travel professionals and allies. The Foundation will award one scholarship to an LGBTQ small travel business owner (global) and one Toronto area tourism/hospitality student. 

About IGLTA:
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBTQ tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. The association’s membership includes LGBTQ-owned and LGBTQ-welcoming accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 70 countries. 

About the Annual Global Convention:
The IGLTA Annual Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ tourism professionals. Bringing together hundreds of IGLTA members from around the world, the 35th edition of the IGLTA Annual Global Convention will connect LGBTQ tourism suppliers and buyers through its successful hosted buyer and scheduled appointment program, numerous educational workshops and networking receptions. 
 
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