Amadeus Joined The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association

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Amadeus has joined the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), as the travel technology business strives to be an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

IGLTA’s purpose is to give information and tools to LGBTQ+ travelers while also expanding LGBTQ+ tourism globally by demonstrating its substantial social and economic effect.

IGLTA President John Tanzella said, “IGLTA welcomes Amadeus with open arms! Its commitment to inclusive travel experiences truly aligns with our mission to advance LGBTQ+ tourism.”

He added, “Its global influence adds tremendous value to our community, and we’re excited to see the collaborative opportunities its membership unlocks.”

Amadeus has a long history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community, having signed up to the United Nations Standards of Business Conduct in 2018 to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex individuals.

The company is also a founding member of REDI (Red Empresarial per la Diversidad e Inclusión LGBTI+), the first Spanish business network of professionals dedicated to promoting LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion in workplaces throughout Spain.

Ana Doval, senior vice president of people and culture at Amadeus, stated: “At Amadeus our aspiration is to be one of the leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry, enabling every employee to reach their full potential. We work to foster a culture of belonging, attracting the best talent from all backgrounds, and positioning the company as a role model for an inclusive employee experience.”

Within the company, Amadeus Proud, a global employee resource group for LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies, is a growing space where everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, is encouraged to realize their full potential, both personally and professionally.

IGLTA was created in 1983 and is the world’s largest network of tourist firms that welcome LGBTQ+ travellers. Members include LGBTQ+-friendly hotels, transportation, destinations, service providers, travel advisers, tour operators, events, and travel media from more than 80 countries.

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