The city of Antwerp was host to IGLTA’s 27th Annual Global Convention this past June. More than 250 LGBT tourism professionals were in attendance — taking part in workshops, seminars and round-table discussions — making this the largest IGLTA Global Convention ever held in Europe. IGLTA members took to the streets on Saturday for the Consumer Trade Travel Show, organized in conjunction with Antwerp Pride. Held along the Kammenstraat, one of Antwerp’s trendy shopping streets, more than 2,000 consumers took advantage of the opportunity to win prizes, gather brochures and collect information from the 50+ exhibitors, all eager to better serve the LGBT market. The Convention was topped off with a Gala Dinner and the Antwerp Pride festivities, including the White Party and a night of clubbing at Red & Blue. IGLTA’s 28th Annual Global Convention will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA) in 2011, and the city of Florianopolis in Santa Catarina (Brazil) will host the 2012 Convention.

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