IGLTA Partners with The New York Times Travel Show to Promote LGBT Tourism
Posted: 02/16/2011 - 13:27
`Discover LGBT Travel` during a special panel discussion and visit the IGLTA booth for gay travel ideas from around the globe
New York (16 Feb. 2011)—The New York Times Travel Show continues to increase its annual commitment to LGBT travel, working with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association and other LGBT travel experts to develop gay-specific content for its Feb. 25-27 expo at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655 W. 34th St., Manhattan).
The panel “Discover LGBT Travel: Hot New Destinations, Events, Tours and Cruises” is scheduled for 4 p.m., Feb. 26. Travel editor and writer Ed Salvato (www.edsalvato.com) will moderate a globetrotting gay discussion that touches upon the Caribbean, luxury travel, adventure travel, cruises, Africa, lesbian travel, and South America. Panelists are: LoAnn Halden, IGLTA Media Relations Manager and travel editor/writer; Kenneth Hieber of 2afrika; Carlos Melia, a travel agent specializing in South America; and Andre Rojer, Marketing Manager for the Curacao Tourism Board.
On Feb. 25, when the show is open to travel professionals only, IGLTA Partner Development Manager Tom Nibbio will contribute a gay perspective to the panel “Market Opportunities for Growth.” (10 a.m.)
More than 500 destinations from around the globe are represented at The New York Times Travel Show. Stop by IGLTA’s booth, #1067 (USA, near the Canada section), for information on LGBT-welcoming travel businesses worldwide and to pick up a list of association members promoting LGBT travel on the show floor.
Consumer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 26, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 27. For more information: www.nyttravelshow.com.
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