Curacao boasts an impressive number of hotels and attractions with IGLTA memberships, which reflects its "Live and Let Live" philosophy to embrace all travelers.
It is a true honor for Curacao to be recognized by the IGLTA as a destination pioneer," said Andre Rojer, North American Marketing Manager for the Curacao Tourist Board and Ambassador for IGLTA in the Caribbean.
El redescubrimiento de estos viajeros con el inicio del siglo XXI ha significado entender una poblacion que por razones como la hostilidad en sus lugares de residencia, no dejo de viajar en momentos como la crisis del terrorismo mundial en 2001 y ha empezado a ganar visibilidad en temas como la politica y la farandula, con personalidades que con orgullo se afirman como parte de este colectivo al publico general; el nacimiento de destinos donde se empieza a ganar equidad en materia de derechos como el matrimonio igualitario; el activismo de ONG que luchen por sus derechos y ademas los validen como consumidores, empleados y parte integral de la sociedad, entre otros (GUARACINO, 2007; IGLTA
, OMT, 2012).
United has a long-standing relationship with IGLTA
spanning more than 10 years.
Paige Dunn, regional director of sales and marketing for Kimpton Boutique Hotels, which runs the Hotel Rouge, points out that the hotel has gay employees, has a strict nondiscrimination clause, is an active member of IGLTA
, and has sponsored several gay events, including hosting a trip last year for members of the gay press.
The nation appears to be a leader in the region's emerging homophobia that has already shown its ugly face' in the area, said an IGLTA
article in the group's spring 1999 newsletter.
According to IGLTA
, gays and lesbians spend $17 billion on travel every year.
is a trusted and highly respected source of travel information, membership is an important step for any business wishing to strengthen its connection to the LGBT visitor market.
Many Las Vegas hotels are TAG and IGLTA
approved properties offering specialty LGBT packages or websites, including Wynn Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, New York-New York and Luxor.
On top of building business for Out journeys, he considers his role with the IGLTA
as important because he sees his home country as a destination to be proud of, and one that has a lot of potential--conomically, culturally and spiritually.
This year's study is co-sponsored by IGLTA
, ASTA, ATME, USTOA, TTI and DMAI.
In 2004, Wynn Resorts was the first casino-resort company to offer domestic partner benefits; it's also TAG and IGLTA
certified and supports local and national LGBT organizations.