Travel agents from around world to arrive at International Gay, Lesbian Tourism convention to be held in Israel for first time. Participants to sightsee, visit gay community hangouts in effort to increase tourism.
For the first ever time Israel will host an International Gay and Lesbian Tourism Association (IGLTA) convention, which will be attended by 20 travel agents from around the world specializing in gay tourism.
The conference will begin on Saturday and culminate in a symposium conducted at the gay community's center in Tel Aviv's Meir Park.
The gathering is being organized by the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality's tourism foundation headed by Etty Gargir and in collaboration with the Gay and Lesbian Association and the Tel Aviv Hotel Association. Tel Aviv's tourism foundation recently joined IGLTA.
Participating in the event will also be IGLTA's Executive-Director John Tanzella.
The travel agents that will be coming from abroad will hold a tour in Israeli tourist attractions in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and northern Israel, and will also hold meetings with gay community members. The agents are also slated to visit various sites in Tel Aviv in order to market them for gay and lesbians around the world.