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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association hopes its members, partners, and other industry professionals have had a safe and happy holiday season. As we continue to reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the IGLTA eNewsletter with Part 2 of our look at the most accessed articles of 2012. Our regular publication will resume next Wednesday, 9 January.


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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

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Gay travel gets global spotlight
Metro Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 1 February: The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association announced that the United Nations World Tourism Organization unveiled its first report on LGBT tourism during FITUR, Spain's leading international tourism trade fair. More

India: From banning homosexuality to gay tourism destination in 2 years
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From 1 February: Only two years ago, same-sex couples in Delhi lived under a 148-year-old law that banned homosexual relations. Now, India is rated "one of the hottest new destinations" for gay and lesbian travelers. The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association listed the country as a destination site for gay travelers, with a list of 11 gay-friendly or exclusively gay travel agents as partner businesses in India. More

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UNWTO responds to reports of Mugabe 'appointment'
World Tourism Organization    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 6 June: Recently, a series of articles related to the hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly in Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe) have been published that do not reflect the facts. In this respect, UNWTO would like to clarify the following. More


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Top 10 gay and away: America's gayest monuments    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 18 April: Wherever your travels take you, there are always plenty of noteworthy monuments to get your gay-pride juices flowing! Every city has a different flavor of gayness that comes across in its statues, buildings, and famous photo-opp destinations. More

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The best picks around the world for celebrating Pride
CNN    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 6 June: Politics will mix with partying this Pride season as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies around the world celebrate President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage and protest North Carolina's passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions. More

Gay hotel, THE OUT NYC, open for business in New York City
MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 7 March: On a recent afternoon, construction was brisk and the excitement was palpable at 510 W. 42nd St. in Manhattan, the site of THE OUT NYC, a sleek, three-story structure with a glass façade that its creators say will be the first gay hotel in New York City. More

"Coral Reef" Fort Lauderdale's Best Guesthouse
Eight soothing, well-appointed guestrooms, cloistered around a vibrant patio, pool, and 12-man Jacuzzi. We also have kitchen facilities on property and in 3 units. MORE
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Now live: First US deal site for gay men
Marketing Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 25 July: Groupon- and LivingSocial-type, just-in-time daily-deal sites are growing like blue-plate specials, but, until now, there has been no such Web-shopping service devoted to the most Web-savvy, most affluent, well-traveled and impulse-buying consumers: gay men. More

WTM backdrop for IGLTA networking
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From 14 November: IGLTA members turned out in big numbers for member networking receptions at the recent World Travel Market. It was standing room only for "Chic Champagne & Canapés" hosted by IGLTA Platinum Partner Chic Outlet Shopping® and made, with more than 50 members and their guests attending an enchanted evening at the hit musical, "Wicked." More

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Finland: Gay candidate in run-off election for president
Têtu    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 25 January: Pekka Haavisto lives in a registered partnership with his partner, who is of Ecuadorian origin. The two men already have shown up together at several official events. More

Proposed U.S. Customs policy would respect gay couples
Equality Florida    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 28 March: Big news for gay couples returning to the U.S. from travel abroad. The days of being being humiliated at the border soon may be over. More

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