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IGLTA member Wheels Up takes a stand for diversity
A global partnership with The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association supports Wheels Up growth initiatives that focus on building loyalty among diverse segments including LGBTQ+, women and people of colour.

Wheels Up has become the first global partner in the private aviation sector for The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association. The operator is committed to joining IGLTA on its mission to support LGBTQ+ travel across the globe. Wheels Up will have the opportunity to engage with the association's global business members and receive enhanced visibility among LGBTQ+ travellers.

“We are proud to become an IGLTA global partner and support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community,” comments Stephanie Chung, chief growth officer at Wheels Up. “We warmly welcome IGLTA's network of travel professionals and LGBTQ+ travellers into our family and are thrilled to introduce them to the brand and our suite of products, including membership options, corporate solutions, aircraft management and whole aircraft sales. Wheels Up offers a total aviation solution with one of the world's largest owned and managed fleets of private aircraft."

The global partnership with IGLTA supports Wheels Up growth initiatives that focus on building preference and loyalty among diverse member segments including LGBTQ+, women and people of colour. The growth department, led by Chung, is expanding the Wheels Up membership base comprised of corporations, associations, executives, entrepreneurs and sports and entertainment personalities as the next generation of private flyers.

“We are honoured to welcome Wheels Up into our association of like-minded tourism professionals who are dedicated to promoting safety and equality in the industry,” says John Tanzella, IGLTA president and CEO. “Having the support of corporate allies is essential to IGLTA's mission to advance understanding of LGBTQ+ travel globally, and we applaud Wheels Up for strengthening its commitment to diversity and inclusion in travel.”

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