Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism
- Time 9.00 - 19.00
- Location of VenueBrussels
- VenueHilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l'Europe 3, 1000 Brussels
Founder Gen C Traveller
Peter De Wilde
President European Travel Commission
Piet De Bruyn
General Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI people of the Council of Europe
Market Manager Vienna Tourism Board
Fundraising Manager ILGA Europe
International Promotion Manager Turisme de Barcelona
Co-Chair Baltic Pride 2018 - Riga
Carine De Mesmaeker
Event creator Brussels & Spain (Ibiza) (remote)
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
Thursday 21st June 2018 - 9.00 - 19.00: Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place
Friday 22nd June 2018 - 9.30 - 13.30: Social programme organised by visit.brussels with presentation of LGBT Brussels, guided tour of downtown Brussels and the Rainbow Village and light lunch at Mothers and Daughters pop-up lesbian bar
The Educational Forum on LGBTQ Tourism aims at bringing together businesses and leading organisations from the tourism sector, destinations’ tourism boards on national, regional and local levels, LGBTI Human Rights NGOs and EU decision makers, to discuss the current status-quo of Europe as a safe and welcoming destination for LGBTQ tourists and residents, investigating new ways to strengthen the region’s attractiveness as a LGBTQ-friendly destination, and understanding future evolution of LGBTQ travel.
The discussion will be supported by the new ETC and IGLTA joint research Handbook on LGBTQ Tourism in Europe which focuses on the current state, prospects and opportunities of LGBTQ tourism in Europe, providing a framework for the conversation.
The event will be hosted by an exceptional Master of Ceremony: Robert Daverschot
The Educational Forum and the Social Programme are free of charge and open to all.
If you are interested in attending, please register HERE