ITB Berlin 2017: LGBT tourism to take centre stage

ITB Berlin 2017: LGBT tourism to take centre stage

The programme of events hosted by LGBT Travel at ITB Berlin will be as colourful as ever.

This year, this fast-growing segment will be relocating to Hall 21B and will feature a new Presentation Corner, where exhibitors can showcase their latest LGBT products.

For many years ITB Berlin has already boasted the world’s largest range of LGBT travel services.

The lectures taking place in Hall 21B will focus on the world’s first travel campaign with transgender models, on successful business models exploiting this market, and on LGBT-friendly destinations.

This year, the big LGBT Pavilion in Hall 21B will feature numerous new exhibitors, including the app provider Hornet (gethornet.com), the Illinois Office of Tourism, Aspen Snowmass with information on the big LGBT Skiweek, and the Belmond Hotel Group, as well as ALAT.LGBT, the South American LGBT Travel Association.

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There will also be several newcomers at the show from Spain, including WorldPride Madrid 2017, Valencia and Benidorm, and the Arona Tourist Board from Tenerife.

On Wednesday, March 8th, at the LGBT Pavilion in Hall 21B, the focus will be on face-to-face meetings at the blu LGBT Welcome Reception, which begins at 16:00.

The TomOnTour Gay ITB Party has also become a firm fixture on the calendar of events.