International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo will return to Puerto Vallarta in 2014.
The event will take place from 12-14 June 2014 at the Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA, with more than 400 international, Mexican and local business interested in targeting the LGBT market due to attend the three-day B2B trade show and networking events.
Attendees will include representatives from airlines, hotels, tourism offices, tour operators, travel agents, international media, international organizations and governmental offices.
The only Mexican destination to be a member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Puerto Vallarta made its debut as a tourism destination in the 1960s when celebrity visits by Elizabeth Taylor and Tennessee Williams launched it into the eye of the international media. Since then it has developed into the country’s leading LGBT destination. Puerto Vallarta offers an all-inclusive atmosphere in its Romantic Zone area that is home to many businesses that are LGBT-owned and/or target the consumer, including beaches, tours, activities and restaurants bars and clubs to choose from.
On 31 October the state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta is located, approved a civil union law that allows couples co-habiting to register their union with the state and allowing for certain rights, including that of inheritance, property ownership, and medical rights among others.
Vallarta Pride will take place from 22-26 May 2014, the three-day celebration of LGBT culture and Puerto Vallarta’s welcoming community will include music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows and activities in participating bars and clubs.