With a wide variety of feature presentations, panel discussions and workshop breakouts over the course of three days, attendees at the 17th Conference on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality will convene at Vdara Hotel & Spa this December.

Hospitality and travel professionals from all over the world will be in town to learn more about targeting LGBT traveler segments in social media and online advertising, attracting LGBT meetings and groups, and effectively communicating with LGBT travelers and to increase sales.

Every year, Community Marketing & Insights brings together leading tourism professionals to learn about the gay and lesbian market. Local sponsors include Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau and MGM Resorts International.

This 3-day conference begins Sunday afternoon, December 11, where CMI will provide an overview of the LGBT tourism market, including statistics, effective marketing techniques and case studies of successful companies already active in the market.

Monday and Tuesday sessions continue with additional panels and workshops. Conference registration costs $495. Visit lgbttourismconference.com for more information or to register for the event.

On Tuesday afternoon following the conference, join QVegas, Gay.Vegas and other LGBT new media companies as Pink Banana Media presents a 4-hour LGBT New Media Trade Show & Expo.

Pitch story ideas and get LGBT marketing advice from this group of New Media experts.

This LGBT New Media Trade Show & Expo is open to everyone in Las Vegas, from small businesses to ad agencies and corporate representatives wishing to meet some of the best LGBT New Media in person. RSVP at www.lgbtnewmediaexpo.com