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Amadeus Joins International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA)

Travel tech giant Amadeus has joined the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) as it works to fulfil ambitions as an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

IGLTA has a mission to provide information and resources for LGBTQ+ travellers and expand LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its significant social and economic impact.    

“IGLTA welcomes Amadeus with open arms! Its commitment to inclusive travel experiences truly aligns with our mission to advance LGBTQ+ tourism,” said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella (he/him). “Its global influence adds tremendous value to our community, and we’re excited to see the collaborative opportunities its membership unlocks.” 

Amadeus has a strong track record of support for the LGBTQ+ community, becoming a supporter of the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business for tackling discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, & Intersex people in 2018. The company is also a founding member of REDI (Red Empresarial por la Diversidad e Inclusión LGBTI+), the first Spanish business network of professionals promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion at work in organizations across Spain.  

Ana Doval, Senior Vice President, People & Culture, Amadeus (she/her) said: “At Amadeus our aspiration is to be one of the leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry, enabling every employee to reach their full potential. We work to foster a culture of belonging, attracting the best talent from all backgrounds, and positioning the company as a role model for an inclusive employee experience.”  

Within the company, Amadeus Proud, a global employee resource group where LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies can come together, is a growing space where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression is encouraged to realize their whole self, from both a personal and professional perspective.  

Till Streichert, Chief Financial Officer, Amadeus, and executive sponsor of Amadeus Proud (he/him), said: “Support for the LGBTQ+ community has been front of mind for Amadeus for many years and our membership in IGLTA is further tangible proof of our commitment. We celebrate the diverse global LGBTQ+ community, striving to create cross-cultural understanding and a more inclusive world.” 

IGLTA was founded in 1983 and is the leading global network of tourism businesses welcoming LGBTQ+ travelers. Members include LGBTQ+ friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, travel advisors, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 80 countries. 

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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