LAST CHANCE TO WIN A FANTASTIC LGBTQ+ TRAVEL PACKAGE
Founded in 2012, the IGLTA Foundation is the charity subsidiary of IGLTA. Through its efforts in educating government and industry leaders, providing fellowships to young LGBTQ+ travel professionals, and supporting LGBTQ+ owned businesses in emerging destinations, the IGLTA Foundation works tirelessly to make tourism safer for LGBTQ+ people around the world. The IGLTA Foundation relies heavily on community donations and you now have the opportunity to support the charity by bidding on amazing LGBTQ+ travel packages in our online auction. All winning bids will be donated in full to the IGLTA Foundation. The auction ends today at 11am EST and includes more than 30 LGBTQ+ welcoming travel packages to choose from to destinations like São Paolo, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Dallas, San Juan, Los Cabos and more!
2020 was an unprecedented year as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe disrupting daily life. As most countries went into various forms of lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, large events and festivals including pride celebrations, marches and demonstrations were canceled. As a response to the mass cancellations, many organizations opted to host virtual events. As 2020 came to an end, many pride events have again been forced the cancel, postpone or go virtual. However, a handful of events in countries like Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand with closed borders and tight control of the pandemic have eased back into near-normal life and are able to again host in-person pride events. You can stay up to date with 2021 events by regularly checking our pride calendar, which is updated monthly.
EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURES IN THE ARTIC & ANTARCTICA
Albatros Expeditions specializes in expedition cruises to the polar regions. With ice-strengthened hulls, the vessels provide access to the remote location you've always dreamed about visiting. With over 30 years of operational expertise in the Nordic countries, Arctic and Antarctica, they pride themselves on being specialists. They believe the primary focus of an expedition cruise is to experience the distinctive nature along the route, and to broaden one's horizons across borders and cultures. Want to travel with Albatros Expeditions? Contact a travel advisor today!
Cuba is a destination gaining more interest in recent years and the ability to access this island nation has grown. Although the political climate changes and access is sometimes affected, it's still possible to visit Cuba for many people. Visitors from Canada or Europe can enter easily and Americans can go on an organized, “People to People” tour. Access from Latin America is also generally easier. LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance in Cuba are surprisingly more forward than you’d think for a country that’s been trapped in the past. We sat down with Andres who is based in Havana for a brief interview. As a local tour guide for Out in Cuba, he offers great perspective on visiting this one-of-a-kind Caribbean island.