Surveys show that as the LGBTQ community emerges from pandemic, the #1 placement of our disposable income will not be in our bars, our restaurants or at the movies. Our #1 expenditure will be on travel. The question will become when are we ready to move out of our quarantines and back into the world at large. The best way to understand that as both an LGBTQ traveler and the tourism industry that will provide those services is showcased through the International Gay Lesbian Travel Association, commonly called IGLTA. So today, the LGBTQ community became excited as the IGLTA announced that their 37th annual Global travel convention is coming to Atlanta September 8-11. The convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ tourism professionals. LGBTQ-friendly travel and tourism suppliers and buyers from around the world will gather to take part in a buyer and scheduled appointment program, numerous educational workshops, and networking receptions. The event is hosted by couple Suzanne Baugh and Colleen Wogan, co-owners of Q&A Events. Registration for the event is open now. Both IGLTA members and non-member businesses are eligible to register. IGLTA was founded in 1983 and is the world’s leading network of LGBTQ welcoming tourism businesses. They provide free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ tourism worldwide. IGLTA’s members include LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 80 countries. Happening Out Television Network has launched the world’s first LGBTQ weekly travel news show called HappeningOut.travel The network will be the premiere source of television LGBTQ travel news. You can watch the live show every Tuesday at 8 pm.