Hospitality leader Accor has announced a global partnership with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to work together to ensure the hospitality industry is a safe and inclusive space for all.
A member-based global organisation, IGLTA is dedicated to advancing LGBTQ+ tourism with an annual reach of more than 4 million LGBTQ+ consumers.
IGLTA’s Platinum-level Partnership with Accor is the first step in demonstrating the new pillar within Accor’s Diversity and Inclusion commitment: to increase momentum in welcoming and valuing LGBTQ+ team members, clients and communities.
John Tanzella, president and CEO of IGLTA, said: “We have long admired Accor’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion and are thrilled to expand our relationship to an integrated, year-round approach to advancing LGBTQ+ travel.
“Accor’s commitment to creating safe, welcoming experiences for LGBTQ+ travellers and to championing diversity within their team perfectly aligns with our mission and the work of our global partners.”
Steven Daines, chief talent and culture officer at Accor, added: “We are immensely proud to be joining an incredible group of global firms in celebrating and advancing LGBTQ+ tourism. With more than 260,000 Accor team members in 110 countries, diversity makes us who we are; it forms our very identity and defines our people-first culture.”
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