Tel Aviv - the pink city
By Danny Sadeh Published: 03.13.09, 12:46 / Israel Travel
International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association to hold annual symposium in Israel, with some 200 travel agents coming from around the world to market Tel Aviv to members of the gay community. Israel participates for first time in association’s booth at Berlin tourism fair
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association will, for the first time ever, hold its annual symposium in Tel Aviv this October. The event is expected to attract some 200 travel agents that specialize in the gay and lesbian market.
On Wednesday, also for the first time, representatives of Israel’s gay and lesbian community took part in the international tourism fair in Berlin. Representatives included Yaniv Weizman, who holds the tourism portfolio in the Tel Aviv council and Shay Deutsch, the community’s spokesman.
"Most of the IGLTA members are travel agencies that cater to the gay and lesbian community around the world and hotel chains and aviation companies that market special products to the members of the community," said Deutsch, speaking at the fair.