Governor Lamont Pronounces Connecticut Turns into First State to Companion With the Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation
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Governor Lamont Pronounces Connecticut Turns into First State to Companion With the Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation

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Governor Lamont Pronounces Connecticut Turns into First State to Companion With the Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation


06/21/2022

Governor Lamont Pronounces Connecticut Turns into First State to Companion With the Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont in the present day introduced that the Connecticut Workplace of Tourism is partnering with the Worldwide LGBTQ+ Journey Affiliation (IGLTA), making Connecticut the first-ever state to affix the affiliation on the international companion degree. Below the partnership, Connecticut will probably be positioned alongside the highest international locations and types dedicated to year-round assist of LGBTQ+ welcoming journey.

“Connecticut has lengthy led the nation on vital points dealing with the LGBTQ+ group, and that’s the reason I’m extremely proud that we’re the primary state to affix IGLTA as a world companion and emphasize to LGBTQ+ vacationers within the U.S. and overseas that they’re welcome and celebrated in our state,” Governor Lamont stated. “Each particular person has the fitting to be themselves, freed from discrimination, worry, and prejudice, and we’re dedicated to sharing these values with all who stay, work, and play in Connecticut.”

The Connecticut Workplace of Tourism just lately launched a brand new multi-million-dollar marketing campaign titled “Discover Your Vibe,” which highlights Connecticut’s vibrant tradition, together with its LGBTQ+ group and celebrating tourism companies and occasions. The state’s newly up to date tourism web site, CTvisit.com, options inclusive imagery and content material all through, and now, options an LGBTQ+ part that can stay on the web site year-round. Moreover, the Connecticut Workplace of Tourism will take part in LGBTQ+ celebrations in Connecticut and neighboring states all year long.

“We’re thrilled and honored to affix IGLTA of their mission of advancing LGBTQ+ journey,” Noelle P. Stevenson, director of the Connecticut Workplace of Tourism, stated. “The LGBTQ+ group has at all times been an integral a part of Connecticut’s fiber and the state’s tourism trade, and we’re placing that message entrance and heart all yr spherical in all the pieces we do.”

Among the many sources obtainable on CTvisit.com is a listing of greater than 25 pleasure month celebrations, in addition to year-round occasions together with movie festivals, drag performances, comedy exhibits, choral concert events, nightlife choices, LGBTQ+ owned and operated companies, eating places and lodges, and hundreds of different concepts for people, {couples}, and households alike.

“We’re so proud to welcome the Connecticut Workplace of Tourism as our latest international companion,” John Tanzella, president and CEO of IGLTA, stated. “Lengthy thought of one of the vital LGBTQ+ inclusive U.S. states because of its progressive laws, Connecticut packs a various collection of sights, culinary experiences, and outside actions right into a compact vacation spot. We sit up for introducing extra of our international group of vacationers to this vibrant and culturally wealthy New England state.

The IGLTA is the worldwide chief in advancing LGBTQ+ journey and a proud affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Group. Its mission is to offer info and sources for LGBTQ+ vacationers and broaden LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its important social and financial impression.

The affiliation’s skilled community consists of greater than 11,000 LGBTQ+ welcoming lodging, locations, service suppliers, journey brokers, tour operators, occasions, and journey media, and its members could be present in practically 80 international locations. The philanthropic IGLTA Basis empowers LGBTQ+ welcoming journey companies globally by way of management, analysis, and schooling. For extra info go to iglta.org.

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