Victoria to host LGBT Tourism Conference

Travel Gay Canada (TGC), Canada’s LGBT Tourism Industry Association, is reminding travel industry personnel that it will host its third Annual Canadian LGBT Tourism Conference in Victoria, BC on Oct. 12 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. Industry professionals from across North America will gather for the day-long conference to examine who the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travel market is, what they look for when travelling, and how to successfully reach them. The North American LGBT travel market is estimated to be worth more than $70 billion, and Canada is recognized as one of the most progressive and inviting countries in the world, and a choice destination for LGBT travellers. Leading authorities on the LGBT market will present on topics as diverse as creating successful marketing strategies; the changing landscape of LGBT media; diversification within the LGBT market; and more. The conference kicks off with a welcome reception on Oct. 11. (