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Last call for Stonewall Travel Exhibition
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IGLTA is partnering with Stonewall National Museum & Archives to create a historical LGBT travel exhibition to coincide with our 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May. More

Brochure distribution at ITB
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In just a few short weeks, more than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries will come together in Berlin. More

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.

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Convention Updates

Convention scholarships available
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Through its Building Bridges Scholarship Program, IGLTA Foundation will provide all-expense paid trips to the 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May. More

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

What Chicago offers for LGBT tourists
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When a city boasts a neighborhood appropriately named "Boystown," you know you are in for a treat. Although it's the 3rd largest city in the country in terms of population, Chicago seems vastly different from Los Angeles and New York. More

United Nations adopts resolution in support of ecotourism
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Everyone knows that tourism helps local economies. What they might not realize, however, is that it can fight hunger and help the environment in the process. More

Experience the many colors of
Aston Hotels & Resorts

Like the many colors of a beautiful Hawaiian rainbow, Aston offers a wide range of accommodations each with its own charm and appeal. Choose from 24 properties on four Hawaiian Islands sure to fit your lifestyle, taste and budget – from relaxing beachfront condominium resorts to trendy hotels near the action.

Best companies for business travel named
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Business Traveler magazine announces the world's best airlines, hotels and other travel services that excelled in 2012. More

Australia to host 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' to promote tourism
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"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will visit Australia in March in what is expected to deliver a major boost for local tourism. The visit was announced by Ellen DeGeneres and Swisse Wellness Global Ambassador Nicole Kidman in an episode of the show that will be watched by a global audience of more than 16 million people. More

Washington National Cathedral to allow gay marriages
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Planning a wedding in Washington, D.C.? Well, now you can walk down the aisle in one of the most beautiful churches in the United States: the Washington National Cathedral. More

Google experiments with new flight explorer feature
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Google is trying out a new travel search tool that seems to be aimed primarily at casual travelers who are as concerned about price as they are about a destination. More


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More problems for Boeing's Dreamliner
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The mechanical problems continued recently for Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner, an aircraft seen as a key part of the company's future. More

Downtown Las Vegas reports more than $1 billion in developments
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Downtown Las Vegas has reported that at least $754 million in public and private projects came to fruition in 2012, and an additional $355 million in developments were under construction, with most of these scheduled to be completed in 2013, according to the Las Vegas Economic and Urban Development Department. More

Take the WB Studio Tour

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an intimate experience that offers a rare glimpse at real Hollywood at work while bringing guests within inches of the action for a bird’s eye view of actual TV and film projects in the making. Find out more at

France: Transgender woman granted legal gender status change without surgery
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A resident of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, who wanted to be recognized legally as female, just succeed before the High Court of Agen — without having undergone sex reassignment surgery. More

Italian court rules in favor of same-sex families
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"There is no scientific certainty or evidence, but simply a prejudice" behind the idea that "living in a homosexual family is detrimental to the balanced growth of the child," Italy's Court of Cassation ruled. 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
A Private Island in Bora Bora
Book a 3 nights stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and enjoy a romantic soiree under the stars.

Kumbh Mela draws millions of Hindus to Ganges
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Millions bathe in the Ganges at Allahabad in India at the start of the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, thought to be the largest human congregation in the world. The Mela happens every 12 years. More

Delta's new 'Fly Delta' app lets you see the world under your airplane
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Ever dream of flying in a glass bottom jet? That technology may not yet be available, but Delta Air Lines' new iPad app might just be the best simulation. More

Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

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Survey: Business travelers crave social interaction
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Today's business travelers are surprisingly social on the road, according to a recent survey by Four Points by Sheraton, the business brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. More

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