The LGBT Tourism Argentina present at ITB Berlin 2017

INPROTUR participated with a stand of 40 square meters in the Gay and Lesbian Travel Pavilion.

Tourism for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) had a strong presence in the international fair ITB Berlin 2017, developed from 8 to 12 March 2017 in the city of Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.

ITB Berlin is the leading event of the international tourism industry, with more than 10,000 exhibiting companies and organizations from more than 187 countries on 5 continents, offering their services and products to 170,000 visitors each year travel a surface 32 pavilions.

The Ministry of Tourism of the Nation, through the National Institute of Tourism (INPROTUR), was presented – for the ninth consecutive year – in the German capital with a stand of 40 square meters in the Gay and Lesbian Travel Pavilion. There, Marcelo Costa (Director of International Promotion INPROTUR) and Santhiago Goncalves (coordinator LGBT Tourism INPROTUR), with Pablo De Luca and Gustavo Noguera, president and vice president, respectively, of the Gay Chamber of Commerce Lésbica Argentina (CCGLAR) They took care to show the development and progress of the tourism sector in Argentina.

Indeed, during the third day, INPROTUR and CCGLAR gave him special recognition to the Argentina Embassy in Berlin for the support and constant work of the diplomatic representation in the European nation. Ambassador Luis Maria Kreckler was on hand to receive the distinction in the national Pink Corner.

Another of the activities was the presentation of the brand Argentina LGBT tourism, Love., Which was launched in 2016 with great success in each of the presentations INPROTUR. The concept of Love. Encompasses the warm reception and good feelings that our country offers the LGBT tourist. The extensive work of integration and equality permanently manifesting our nation allows Argentina to position itself as one of the five most preferred destinations for the LGBT community.

Goncalves key to the privileged position of Argentina in this tourist segment passes through the “constancy of teamwork, which has established long and promises to go much further.”

For his part, De Luca and Noguera argued: “Nine years ago we first came to this fair with a small space, arousing the curiosity of media, tour operators and international consumers Today, thanks to the ongoing support of Tourism Minister. through INPROTUR, and companies focused on the sector, we can proudly say that our country leads the international LGBT tourism promotion in the region and Love. begins to install as the mark of equal Argentina tourism “.

Regarding the progress of LGBT tourism in Latin America, Costa highlighted the presence, for the first time at ITB Berlin, the recent American Association of LGBT Tourism (ALAT.LGBT) with participants from Costa Rica, Chile and Argentina, which showed part of the these destinations offer for the segment.

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