• The monographic section dedicated to LGBT tourism once again becomes one of the largest at the Trade Show in terms of the number of square meters, participating businesses, speakers, presenters, round tables and debates.
  • For the eighth consecutive time, Diversity Consulting Internacional and IFEMA are organising a space that will take place from January 17 to 21 at the Feria de Madrid.

The International Tourism Trade Show of Madrid, FITUR, will host its 8th edition of FITUR GAY (LGBT), a monographic section dedicated to LGBT tourism, organized in collaboration with the consulting firm LGBT Diversity Consulting Internacional and IFEMA, and will take place from January 17 to 21, 2018 at the Feria de Madrid.

FITUR GAY (LGBT) once again becomes one of the sections with the largest presence at the Trade Show due to its number of square meters, participating businesses, speakers, presenters, round tables and debates that will be carried out over the days of the Trade Show, including the wide-ranging program with more than 80 top-ranking professionals from society, business and politics taking part on January 17, 18 and 19.  Furthermore, this year’s edition will tip its hat to the art world, with original works of graphic art decorating the setting for presentations and events.

Once again, FITUR will be the setting for destinations and businesses to show tourism professionals and the media their new offerings and products in the LGBT segment.  Likewise, they will be offering a wide range of entertainment for January 20 and 21, the days open to the general public, with shows and performances on a 14m2 stage equipped with all the latest audio-visual technology.

One of the highlights present again this year will be dedicated to WOMEN, organized by Hansen & Partner – ELLA Travel, where they will showcase products designed specifically to meet women’s demands.  In addition, there will once again be a SME section of stands by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Moreover, this 2018, FITUR GAY (LGBT) has new additions with exhibitors from the Principado de Asturias, Costa Rica and Viajes El Corte Inglés.

After eight years, FITUR GAY (LGBT) has become a key space at the Fair, its model often imitated in other countries.

As a result, the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) gave FITUR GAY (LGBT) the world’s top prize awarded by Tourism and Business Organisation, the “IGLTA HONORS” at Cape Town (South Africa) Convention in recognition of their great work over the years.

And lastly, Diversity Consulting International and FITUR GAY (LGBT) will once again be conferring the “Tourism Awards” at the fourth edition of the prize this year on January 17.

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