News release from Monroe County Tourist Development Council:
KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- Steve Smith, the gay-market destination sales manager for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the tourism promotion agency for the Florida Keys & Key West, has been re-elected to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association's board of directors for 2009-2011.
Involved in gay destination marketing for more than 16 years, Smith joined the Keys tourism council in 1997 as the nation's first gay-market destination sales manager.
Smith previously served for six years on the board of directors of IGLTA, a travel trade association committed to growing its members' gay and lesbian tourism business. He also has been its president and treasurer.
"My desire is to continue my efforts toward strengthening the association, growing its global membership and enhancing consumer awareness of the IGLTA and benefits of using an IGLTA travel professional," said Smith.