IGLTA eNewsletter
Mar. 6, 2013

Last call for board nominations
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is seeking visionary, enthusiastic and dynamic leaders to fill six vacancies on the...More

Upcoming brochure distribution and booth sharing opportunities
In the coming months, IGLTA will offer brochure distribution opportunities at the Gay Village at MAP (Paris), the IGLTA 30th Annual Global Convention (Chicago), and the NLGJA Conference (Boston). Brochure distribution and booth share are available for the Expo Tourism Gay ETG in Bergamo, Italy. Members who take advantage...More

Mobile app debut
For the first time, the programming for IGLTA's Annual Global Convention will be available on a free mobile app, debuting this week at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The app will allow users to view and save educational information, network with other attendees, and receive pertinent updates during the conference... More

2017 World Outgames to be in Miami Beach/Miami
The Miami Herald
The 2017 World OutGames will be held in Miami Beach/Miami, the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association announced.More

Russia's only lesbian glossy magazine goes on sale — but homophobes call it 'filth'
Pink News
The pilot issue of the only glossy magazine for lesbians in Russia has gone on sale this month, in a launch that publishers hope will reach out to the country's embattled LGBT community.More

Tokyo Disneyland hosts lesbian wedding
Gay Star News
When Japanese gay rights activist Koyuki Higashi contacted Tokyo Disneyland last year to ask if they would host her wedding to her girlfriend it sounded like an awareness-raising stunt, but in fact she did dream of a white wedding at Disneyland and recently the dream came true.More

VAWA passes U.S. House, with full protections for LGBT, Native Americans
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Act, extending abuse protections to gay, lesbians, and transgender people, as well as Native Americans and immigrants.More

Puerto Rico's gay rights battle slowly heats up
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
"(Puerto Rico) has long had a reputation for being one of the friendliest places in the Caribbean," said LoAnn Halden, spokeswoman of the Florida-based International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association.More

Greater Fort Lauderdale to partner with IGLTA at ITB
Travel Pulse
As part of its new 2013 "Hello Sunny" branding campaign, which includes a revived focus on LGBT marketing, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will partner with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association at ITB in Berlin and share IGLTA's stand in the conference's Gay and Lesbian Pavilion with other major LGBT destinations from 6 to 10 March.More

FAA airline safety promise questioned in new report
The Associated Press via USA Today
Since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the U.S. government hasn't kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards, a federal watchdog says.More

Accommodating influential millennial travelers
If there is a silver lining to the sustained economic downturn that now appears to be receding, it is the degree to which hotel owners and operators have learned the importance of paying close attention to the evolving preferences of travelers.More

Tweeting your way to a successful industry blog
By Katie Dubow
In order for your company to use digital communications to the fullest, you need an industry blog. The following are three quick tips to tweet your way to more page views.More

10 hotel openings to get psyched about
While we've had our share of disappointments in the start of 2013, there are still a bunch of new hotels to start saving your pennies for this year.More

Passport checks could stop cruise lines visiting U.K. ports
Cruise companies could pull out of U.K. ports as border controls leave passengers waiting for hours for a day trip in the U.K.More

How disruptive technologies in hospitality will shape 2013 and beyond
Over the recent few years consumer behavior has changed dramatically. Easily available information coupled with the continued economic turmoil has made today's consumers extremely discerning in their choices around travel.More