Cape Town - Small business owner Michael Gladwin of Edenvale near Johannesburg has been chosen as one of only two scholarship recipients to attend the annual general meeting and conference of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA).
It will take place in St Petersburg, Florida, in the US from 4 to 6 May.
Gladwin is the founder of the new 7th Element LGBT Travel. He hopes to build a business for what he calls South Africa’s “amazing LGBT community".
“Our local LGBT communities are starved for a direct, targeted approach to travel. Being at the bottom of the tip of Africa, we aren't easily exposed to the markets that I need to target – and it is often very expensive for us to do so," said Gladwin.