IGLTA eNewsletter
Dec. 21, 2011

Early-bird discounts end this month
Time is running out to take advantage of early registration discounts! Take advantage of early-bird discounts before they end on 31 December, 2011. For more information and to register, visit www.igltaconvention.org.More

TAM Airfare discounts now available
Are you attending the upcoming IGLTA Annual Global Convention in Brazil? Be sure to take advantage of our special airfare rates for convention attendees. We currently offer discounted rates with Delta Air Lines, AeroMexico, TAM Airlines, SkyTeam Alliance and American Airlines. More coming soon. For more details, click here.More

Brochure Distribution available at ITB Berlin
Join IGLTA in the 170m² Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin and be a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries come together at ITB every March to do business in Berlin. IGLTA is proud to offer Booth Sharing and Brochure Distribution opportunities to its members. Booth share partners will receive entrance passes and daily catered lunch for up to two people plus access to the exclusive private cafe area in the center of the Gay Pavilion for conducting business meetings. Space is nearly full, so register today and get ready to be a part of the world's largest LGBT travel-trade pavilion! Click here to register.More

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


10 things you didn't know about gay travel
The results of an annual Gay and Lesbian Travel Survey have just been released, courtesy of the San Francisco-based Community Marketing Inc. And while some of the results will be less-than-shocking (gay New York City gets high scores, as does gay Miami and gay New Orleans), there are still a few surprises in the 40-page report (plus it's a good read).More

Travel: Rio de Janeiro
Michael Luongo writes, "To my mind, there is no more beautifully situated city in the world than Rio de Janeiro. A beachside metropolis, my favourite kind of urban destination, it spreads up from the Atlantic Ocean into the dramatic mountains behind it."More

Holiday flight season kicks off with fares about 10% higher
Travel Pulse
Dec. 16 was the start of the holiday flight season, and prices are up about 10% compared to 2010, according to Rick Seaney, CEO and co-founder of FareCompare.com.More

The NTA turns 60
Travel Pulse
The NTA, formerly known as the National Tour Association, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary at its convention in Las Vegas. But it also was a first anniversary of sorts because this is the first year the association is truly independent.More

New Delhi symposium discusses how to increase LGBT travel
Travel Agent Central
More than 75 industry members convened to discuss opportunities for increasing LGBT visitors, getting to know these customers and better practices. The Asian Symposium on Gay and Lesbian Tourism was held at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on 28 November.More

Highlighted: IGLTA Ambassador to France
Spartacus Traveler
Benoit Breton, IGLTA Ambassador to France, is profiled here in this Spartacus Traveler article (translated from German to English via Google Translate).More

WTTC reports Japan's tourism recovery exceeding expectations
Travel Pulse
Just nine months after the three-pronged assault by tsunami, earthquake and subsequent nuclear calamity, Japan's travel and tourism numbers are recovering more swiftly than even the most optimistic projections, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council.More

Gay allure in Cambodia's ancient city
Global Post
It wasn't so long ago that gay life throughout Cambodia played out under a tree after nightfall. Or perhaps in the darkest corner of a public pool's changing room. In much of the country, it still does. "Maybe it's by the river, maybe it's in the park," said Sopheara You, who is 38, Cambodian and openly gay. "Everyone knows the secret places." But in Siem Reap, the fastest-growing city in this hardscrabble kingdom, the secret is out.More

Delta, GOL create enhanced commercial alliance
PR Newswire via Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes have announced an agreement for a long-term exclusive commercial alliance.More

10 good reasons to visit Lauderdale this season
EDGE Boston
This year's winter lineup in sun-kissed Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offers fun-filled events and cultural activities. So pack your bikini, suntan lotion and flip flops and check out this season's signature celebrations, parades, as well as new international exhibitions.More

Accor acquires Mirvac
Accor has announced its acquisition of hotel management company, Mirvac. The move to acquire Mirvac coincides with Accor's development strategy launched last year.More

Delta to add 100 flights, 29 destinations from LaGuardia
Travel Pulse
Delta Air Lines said that it plans to use its new New York hub at LaGuardia Airport to add more than 100 flights to 29 new destinations. Delta has more capacity out of LaGuardia thanks to a slot exchange of takeoff and landing rights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., between Delta and US Airways.More