Gay and lesbian travel is one of the fastest-growing markets in the international travel industry.
Ever since 2010 ITB Berlin has grouped all the relevant providers on an attractive combined display in order to focus attention on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourism.
The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion in the centrally located entrance area in front of the Caribbean Hall 3.1b, now showcases the world’s largest range of LGBT tourism products at any trade fair.
Among this year’s exhibitors attending the Pink Pavilion for the first time are Mykonos Accommodation Centre with gay-friendly Hotels from Mykonos, the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network with EuroGames 2015, the Dorsett Hotel Group with hotels in Asia and the UK as well as the gay tour operator Zenith Travel from Ecuador and Servicewerk Berlin with partners from Belgium.
A first time exhibitor is also the German Gay&Lesbian Travel Magazine BonVoyage.
Key West, Florida Keys & Key West, Fort Lauderdale as well as Ontario with Toronto, are represented for the first time with their own LGBT stand at the world’s largest travel trade show.
Following its successful launch last year, in 2015 the Gay & Lesbian Media Networking Brunch will be taking place on Wednesday, March 4th.
From 11:00-12:30 members of the media will be able to get together in an informal atmosphere with representatives of destinations and other tourism providers.
ITB Berlin’s commitment to cultural diversity is not confined to the dates of the show.
Thus, on request the ITB Academy organises events at various destinations with information on global developments.
The show has also committed to strategic partnerships regarding the development of the LGBT travel product with Wien Tourismus and visitBerlin.
In the context of its social responsibilities the world’s largest travel trade show also sees itself in a pioneering role and promotes tolerance and the implementation of human rights.
ITB Berlin is a member of the IGLTA and supports the IGLTA Foundation.