IGLTA eNewsletter
April 27, 2011

With the support of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, IGLTA is providing giveaways to convention attendees. The next 10 people to complete a convention registration will receive a catamaran cruise for two compliments of Tropical Sailing. This offer runs through 8 p.m. EDT (GMT-4:00) on 3 May and applies to fully paid registrations only. Click here to register for the convention today!More

Complimentary 'Aqualicious' tickets available
Special promotion: IGLTA convention attendees receive free tickets to the Aqualicious Tea Dance on Sunday, 15 May, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Surfcomber Resort in Miami Beach. Proceeds from this LGBT event benefit the Aqua Foundation for Women. To reserve your complimentary tickets, please email loann@iglta.org no later than 6 May.More

1 million people expected for New York Pride 2011
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More than 1 million people are expected to attend the annual New York Pride events, which take place 18-26 June. NYC & Company, the city's official marketing and tourism group, joined with Heritage of Pride to unveil the 2011 theme, which will highlight New York as one of the world's most popular LGBT destinations.More

The future of travel: The real effect of mobile, social media
Even with social media and mobile technology showing incredible rates of adoption, skeptics remain. Everyone has a friend or family member who "doesn't do" Facebook or thinks Twitter is somewhere between worthless and moronic. That said...More

Voting open for 2011 Board of Directors
Voting is now open for this year's five open positions on the Board of Directors. To cast your vote, simply log in at www.iglta.org and follow the link to the voting site. Voting will close at 12:00 EDT on 13 May. Click here to vote now!More

SAVE THE DATE: IGLTA's first Pow Wow party
Join IGLTA and presenting partners Community Marketing, Gay Cities and Kimpton at San Francisco's chic Infusion Lounge for networking, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the open night of the U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow, from 6 to 8 p.m. on 23 May. Click here to RSVP. The party is open to all IGLTA members attending this year's Pow Wow. IGLTA also will have a booth at the show for the first time. IGLTA members (buyers and suppliers) can take advantage of special pricing to promote their U.S. travel offerings at our Pow Wow booth (#2733). Please click here for the brochure distribution form.More

Delegate Handbook now available
For those attending the convention, please download the Delegate Handbook. This document has all the information you need to ship boxes, use transportation and learn about some of our shows. If you already are registered, you should have received this by email.More

Member benefits
Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members:


Airline fees start to irk travelers
TripAdvisor's third annual air travel survey has shown that the fees airlines now charge has increasingly annoyed travelers.More

US to improve visa system
The United States has revealed its 20-year plan to improve its visa system.More

Hotel developments in Asia increase
The March 2011 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report has shown a surge in hotel developments in the Asia Pacific region.More

Looking for pre- or post-FAM info?
Are you attending the IGLTA Annual Convention and looking for information on pre- or post-FAM trips? The check out our FAM page on the convention site. Miami, Key West, St. Petersburg and the Palm Beaches have an entire scheduled lineup for convention attendees. Click here to read all about it!More

Discount extended
Registration discount pricing has been extended until Friday, 29 April. This is your last chance to take advantage of registration discounts. Click here to register. More

Peter Greenberg: Is it safe to visit Mexico now?
As a frequent business traveler, my hat is NOT off to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which issued a release recently warning citizens of the Lone Star State not to go to Mexico over spring break. Business travelers tend to be...More