Newly formed LGBT Business League Hosts A “Celebrate Fort Lauderdale” Event

The Rainbow Business Coalition of Greater Fort Lauderdale (RBC) recently announced its plans to host a celebration event for the over 800 international delegates attending the upcoming IGLTA convention in May 2011.


IGLTA is the leading global organization dedicated to connecting businesses in the LGBT tourism industry. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was selected as the host city for "Unleashed," the organization’s 28th annual global convention, set for May 10 – 15, 2011. The convention will focus on the increasing popularity and effectiveness of social media, internet marketing, and new travel technology for future business development of tourism companies.

The RBC, along with the city’s public and private sector entities, recognizes this as an important opportunity to showcase Fort Lauderdale in a positive manner and to create a fun, festive and memorable experience for all the visiting delegates. As part of the Fort Lauderdale event, the RBC will hold a “March of Nations” parade along Wilton Drive on Friday, May 13, 2011.

The parade will feature the convention delegates carrying their country’s flags in a show of pride and unity and will conclude with a concert with entertainment for all the delegates and the local LGBT community to enjoy. Several after-parties will be held at some of Fort Lauderdale’s popular bars & nightclubs.

“We are delighted to be working with the RBC in welcoming our delegates to Fort Lauderdale," said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella. "In addition to the excellent networking and educational opportunities our convention provides, we want our attendees to experience the LGBT-affirming social environment the destination offers."

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