The International Gay And Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) has appointed Athens-based Giannis Papagiannopoulos as its new ambassador for Greece, a volunteer role that assists with membership support and development throughout the country.
Publisher of the Greek LGBT magazine Antivirus, an IGLTA media partner since 2010, Papagiannopoulos takes over the position from long-time Greek ambassador Orhideea Rosu, who has relocated to London. “Becoming an IGLTA ambassador for Greece is a great honour and a commitment to promote the LGBT community of Greece to the rest of the world through an organisation as worthy as IGLTA,” Papagiannopoulos said.
“It is also an excellent opportunity for all European countries and LGBT travel businesses to work together” Papagiannopoulos also sits on the board of the Athens Pride organization and has volunteered with many NGOs for human rights, health and education projects worldwide.
John Tanzella, IGLTA President/ CEO, said: “Greece has a long LGBT history and consistently ranks among the most popular LGBT destinations in Europe,”