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IGLTA Partners with Gay Games Chicago 2006
IGLTA Partners with Gay Games Chicago 2006
The International Gay/Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and the Gay Games VII, Chicago 2006, have entered into a partnership to promote and market their respective organizations between each association's constituencies.

As part of the agreement, the Chicago Games and IGLTA will exchange reciprocal membership in each and promote their upcoming events. The partnership will include booth space and web links on their respective web sites, www.Gaygameschicago.org and www.iglta.org.

From 15-22 July 2006, Chicago will play host to the world and welcome thousands of athletes, spectators and cultural participants into their homes, their hearts and their city for the seventh quadrennial Gay Games Sports and Cultural Festival. The Gay Games will feature 12,000 participants, competition in 30 sports, world-class athletes and artists, band and choral performances, nightly medal ceremonies, a week-long arts festival, parties, and spectacular opening and closing ceremonies featuring entertainment, pageantry, and the parade of participants from more than 70 countries. Exciting sponsorship opportunities of the Gay Games Chicago are still available.

"We are very excited to partner with one of the largest travel-related events ever. We encourage everyone to visit Chicago for this very exciting and historic event in the Gay Community," said IGLTA Executive Director, John Tanzella.

"This is an amazing opportunity for IGLTA members and corporate partners to get involved to market their destinations and corresponding business opportunities," said Larry Kuhn, Gay Games Chicago Director of Corporate Alliances.

Founded in 1983, IGLTA is the world's leading travel trade association committed to growing and enhancing its members Gay and Lesbian tourism business through education, promotion and networking. IGLTA headquarters are in South Florida, with Sales representation in Sydney, Chicago, London, Barcelona, Cologne and Rio de Janeiro.

IGLTA, an association of more than 1,000 travel-related businesses worldwide, will host its 2006 Annual Convention May 25-28 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C.

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