Are you based in Spain or looking for a reason to visit Madrid in May? If you’re a travel enthusiast like we are, it’s a great opportunity meet various LGBT travel companies and tour operators all in one place. The conference is being hosted by The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) from May 8-10th and the consumer portion is on Saturday, May 10th, from 12pm – 5pm at Círculo de Bellas Artes (Calle Alcalá, 42). And what better location than Madrid in May? The city is beautiful and the weather is perfect that time of year. Here’s more information on the Travel Trade show hosted by the IGLTA.
We’ll be attending various parts of the conference and trade show ourselves and it’s really a good opportunity to get to know these travel companies. There are dozens of businesses that cater especially to LGBT travel all around the world. Everything from gay-friendly beach destinations to adventure travel – the IGLTA Consumer Trade Show has it all.
And even better yet, if you’re a student studying hospitality or travel, or a small business in an emerging destination, the IGLTA Foundation is even offering a scholarship providing an all expenses paid trip to and from Madrid to attend the conference. You can check the eligibility requirements and APPLY HERE. If you’re interested, you have to ACT FAST because the submission deadline is March, 19th, 2014. The application process is online and quite simple. In addition to the application, you need to submit a resume and a short video. Here’s the official announcement of the scholarship on their blog.