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IGLTA at The New York Times Travel Show
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LGBT travel continues to have featured place at The New York Times Travel Show, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary 18-20 January at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. IGLTA Media Relations Director LoAnn Halden will participate in the "Market Opportunities for Growth" panel at 9:45 a.m. on 18 January as part of the Focus on Specialization seminars for the travel trade. At 3 p.m. on 19 January, IGLTA board member Ed Salvato will moderate the consumer panel "What's New in LGBT Travel" with media partners from Passport, Curve, and OUT and freelancer Michael Luongo, an IGLTA Honors recipient for travel writing in 2012. Visit IGLTA and the IGLTA Foundation during the show at Booth 342. One hundred complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for 19-20 January attendees who register with the code IGLTA13.

Convention Updates

Early-bird rates end in January!
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Why procrastinate when you can register now for IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention and save money! Early-bird registration rates apply until 31 January. You won't want to miss this milestone anniversary conference, 2-4 May in Chicago. The President/CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council will deliver our opening keynote for the first time. In addition to great networking events and educational sessions on popular topics such as social media, the lesbian market, and travel media, we'll also have new breakouts on LGBT business in Asia, family travel and the luxury market. Register now at

Industry News

Saba legalizes gay marriage; popularity of Caribbean island soars
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A speck of an island in the Dutch Caribbean has become increasingly popular with gay couples after legislators legalized same-sex marriages in a region still openly hostile to gays and lesbians. More

Multicultrual India to boost faith tourism
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Multicultural India is planning to pitch faith tourism by developing more religious tourist circuits to attract foreign footfalls and encourage greater domestic traveling that has seen double-digit growth in recent years benefiting the local economy. More

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Top travel destinations for 2013
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Broward boosts gay travel marketing
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Sixteen years after Greater Fort Lauderdale pioneered marketing to gay travelers, Broward County's tourism bureau has taken another bold step: hiring someone dedicated solely to the gay market. More

Same-sex marriage and adoption: Unresolved issues in France
NPR via North Country Public Radio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Opposition to a bill allowing gay couples to adopt has been unexpectedly fierce in the country, which legalized civil unions more than a decade ago. In a rare move, and to the surprise of many, even the French Catholic Church has become involved in the debate. More

Obama urging state lawmakers to legalize gay marriage in Illinois
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President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure in Springfield. More


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Jamaica may introduce LGBT discrimination ban
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Now with a gay-friendly prime minister, Jamaica's Minister of Justice Mark Goolding may introduce LGBT non-discrimination legislation. More

Jamaican LBGT advocate won't travel to Belize because of restrictive anti-gay immigration law
7 News Belize    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Maurice Tomlinson, a Jamaican attorney and HIV activist who has traveled to all parts of the Caribbean giving presentations about the impact of homophobia on the HIV response, was invited to Belize by UNIBAM to conduct training and sensitization sessions in Belize City on 14-16 January. More

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U.S. Embassy in London to relocate
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The U.S. Embassy in London is moving to Vauxhall — which is interesting, considering the south-of-the-Thames location. Currently, the area is known for its gay bar scene as well as its scattered but strong food offerings, such as the excellent Brunswick House Café. More

South Pacific gay cruise canceled
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What was to be the South Pacific's largest gay cruise with 2,400 people on board has been canceled just months after the event was announced. More

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Maryland same-sex marriage ceremonies begin
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Same-sex couples in Maryland were greeted with cheers and noisemakers held over from New Year's Eve parties, as gay marriage became legal in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line on New Year's Day. More

Maine greets gay marriage with midnight weddings
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After waiting years and seeing marriage rights nearly awarded and then retracted, gay couples in Maine's largest city didn't have to wait a moment longer than necessary to wed, with licenses issued at the stroke of midnight as the law went into effect. More

Meet Jaymes and James from 'The Amazing Race'
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Joseph Pedro writes, "I'll be the first to admit that the first time I saw the Chippendales' Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis on the 21st season of 'The Amazing Race' I was hesitant to like the perfect-bodied bros. As the race progressed, the duo grew on me — a lot." More

Geller eyes Gay Guru title
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For the past six months, Robert Geller has had a specific goal in mind: to become's next Gay Travel Guru. And to attain that title, he needs the help of his local community. More

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2012 big in the travel industry
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Another year in travel has nearly come and gone. More

How travel has changed since 1952
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When Gabriella Le Breton came across a 1952 guide to the Tyrol she found a charming snapshot of a world partly vanished — and partly still very much in evidence. More

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