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June 13, 2016 Comments Off on GSBA Welcomes Cuban LGBT Activist To Tourism Luncheon Views: 1059 Business News, Living, News, Queer News, Seattle News, Travel

GSBA Welcomes Cuban LGBT Activist To Tourism Luncheon

Isel Calzadilla Acosta is founder of "Las Isabelas," the first lesbian organization in Cuba.

Isel Calzadilla Acosta is founder of “Las Isabelas,” the first lesbian organization in Cuba.

You still have time to reserve a spot for Wednesday’s tourism luncheon, “Planes, Cruises & New Destinations” hosted by the GSBA at the Renaissance Seattle, 515 Madison Street. It’s too late to register online but please call 206-363-9188 to reserve your seat.

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Isel Calzadilla Acosta is founder of “Las Isabelas,” the first lesbian organization in Cuba, and works with CENESEX (Cuban National Center for Sexual Education) to build a nationwide LGBT network. The organization is funded by the government and headed by Mariela Castro (daughter of Raul Castro).

As a special guest during our annual tourism luncheon, Isel will address human rights and new travel opportunities in Cuba, and whether it is safe for the LGBT travelers to be out during their travels to Cuba. The luncheon also features a panel moderated by Tom Norwalk, CEO, VisitSeattle, and panelists: Kyle Levine, Alaska Airlines; Mason Smith, Airbnb; and Kelly Clark, Holland America Line sharing their strategies and successes in marketing to the LGBT traveler.

PLANES, CRUISES, & NEW DESTINATIONS
June 15 | Renaissance Seattle Hotel

11:00am – 12:00pm | Mini-Expo and Registration
12:00pm – 1:30pm | Luncheon and Program

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about a destination open for the first time to tourists and what other changes we can expect to see in Cuba. Whether you’re in the industry or not, the panel discussion is sure inspire new ideas and approaches to marketing your business!

Register here.

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