IGLTA eNewsletter
Dec. 12, 2012

Convention registration is live!
IGLTA
Register now for IGLTA's 30th Anniversary Annual Global Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 2-4 May 2013. This milestone conference will feature an opening keynote...More

Limited spaces available for ITB Berlin
IGLTA
Join IGLTA in the Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin with a booth share or brochure distribution opportunity and be a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors...More

Tourism in Europe defies numerous crises
TravelDailyNews
ITB World Travel Trends Report forecasts a rise in trips to and from Europe — northern European trip numbers remain stable, while southern Europeans are less keen to travel due to the financial crisis.More

Mayan 'end of the world' poses rare travel marketing prospect
Travel Weekly
Planning for 21 December 2012 has been in the works for more than a year, and the tourists are coming from every corner of the globe — not to witness the obliteration of the world so much as to take part in the celebrations of historical and religious sites, customs, traditions and rituals to mark the end of the Mayan cycle of time.More

USA Today poll looks at growing momentum for LGBT equality in the U.S.
HRC Blog
A new USA Today survey breaks down the growing support for LGBT equality — momentum evident at the polls last month with the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama, the victories for marriage in Washington, Maryland, Maine and Minnesota, and the election of Tammy Baldwin and Kyrsten Sinema, among other openly LGB lawmakers.More

Study: Gays, lesbians in better financial shape
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A new study on the financial health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community finds that, as a group and compared with the general U.S. population, it has higher median and household incomes, better pay parity between men and women, higher employment and more spending money.More

Delta buys 49% Virgin Atlantic stake for $360 million
Reuters
Delta Air Lines is buying Singapore Airlines' 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic for $360 million and has agreed to a transatlantic joint venture with the British carrier, expanding its access to London's capacity-constrained Heathrow airport.More

More hotels add iPads in guest rooms, common areas
USA Today
Hotels are increasingly giving guests a reason not to pick up the phone or wait in lines when they check in. How? By installing hotel-owned iPads not only in guest rooms, but in public spaces such as lounges or lobbies.More

Hospitality industry continues to lead in gay equality
Examiner.com
Despite being intensely engaged in an effort to emerge from bankruptcy, American Airlines has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year by the Washington, D.C., headquartered Human Rights Campaign with the highest possible ranking in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index.More

Vacation options for single seniors and gays and lesbians
The Boston Globe
The vacation options tailored to single seniors and gays and lesbians are growing. There are cruises, festivals, guided tours, and more.More

Travel agent sues over 'defamatory' Internet reviews
Travolution
A travel agent in the U.K. is suing for libel and asking for at least £150,000 ($240,645) in damages over what he claims are malicious and defamatory Internet holiday reviews.More

Russian prime minister opposes gay 'propaganda' law
The Advocate
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced his opposition to a pending national version of a "homosexual propaganda" law that already has been enacted in regions including St. Petersburg.More