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Delta was recognized as the most LGBT-friendly airline in Latin America this week at a LGBT tourism event held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Around 200 industry leaders from the LGBT community voted on five categories related to travel and tourism –  Delta won more than 45 percent of the vote in the “Most LGBT-Friendly” category.

“This recognition by LGBT leaders is proof  of the progress Delta has made in Latin America and Caribbean on our goal to become the best U.S. airline in the region,” said Roberto Girotti, Delta’s Executive Consultant – Latin America and the Caribbean. “We want every customer to feel welcome on each of our flights. This includes promoting diversity in our workforce and our business practices.”

Delta accepted the honor at GNETWORK360, a four-day conference where more than 1,400 attendees from across the travel industry share information and learn about business opportunities in the LGBT market.

“For those of us who belong to the LGBT community, traveling can be an experience in and of itself,” said Pablo De Luca, president of the Argentina Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and organizer of GNETWORK360. “Do we feel the same on all airlines? This is one of the many questions we have to ask ourselves before planning our next trip. Naming Delta the most LGBT-friendly airline isn’t chance—it’s a reflection of their constant focus on promoting diversity and inclusion.”

Delta gave two presentations during the event, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Delta Work Environment” and “Marketing: The Delta Difference” to showcase its opportunities and provide support for the LGBT community.

In addition to Delta’s attendance at GNETWORK360, the airline supports LGBT efforts throughout Latin America, including the Brazilian Association for Gay Tourism.

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