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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

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

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

Newsletter Sponsor: FITUR
Join us 29 January through 3 February for one of the largest travel trade fairs held annually in Madrid. FITUR LGBT came about with the objective of publicizing the important gay segment and its particularities in terms of the supply and demand for tourism services in this community. For more info, visit

Industry News

San Francisco politician working to rename SFO airport to honor Harvey Milk
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"It's appropriate for San Francisco at this time to recognize that members of the LGBT community are equal members of our society and to recognize the work of this hero," said David Campos, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. "It sends a clear message of hope and civil rights, not just here but abroad." More

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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.

U.K. parliament to plan for gay royals marrying same-sex partners and their children becoming king or queen
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Members of the British Parliament look set to debate a change in the law to allow royals in same-sex relationships to marry or be in civil partnerships and for their children to be recognized as the heir to the throne. More

Relaxed travel rules take effect in Cuba
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Long lines were evident in Havana when Cuba's new migration and travel policies took effect 14 January. More

European regulators ground the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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European air-safety officials followed their American counterparts' lead by grounding Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets after a series of worrisome incidents aboard the new aircraft. More

Q&A: Dreamliner woes explained
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The woes of Boeing's new 787 mount as U.S. regulators ordered airlines to stop flying their Boeing 787s. More


Aruba's Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts offers couples a romantic and tranquil boutique resort experience on one of the "Dream Beaches of the World".
New York City Marriott and Renaissance Hotels

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2013: The year of 3-screen hospitality    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over the past few years, hoteliers have been embracing the mobile channel. Industry experts have projected staggering growth rates in leisure and unmanaged business travel bookings via the mobile channel: from $753 million in 2011 to $1.4 million in 2012, according to PhoCusWright research. 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

London mayor throws support behind effort to snag 2018 Gay Games, offers Olympic venues
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Mayor Boris Johnson is set to offer the Olympic stadium, and other of London's high-profile sporting venues, to organisers of the 2018 Gay Games. 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.

Obama makes history by citing gay rights in inaugural address
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President Barack Obama made history in his inaugural address mentioning the word "gay" and the issue of gay rights for the first time in a speech at the U.S. presidential swearing in. More

Airline travel made less painful by using a travel agent
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A growing number of travelers are using a travel agent for airline tickets. Not just any travel agent, but one that specializes in airfare. More

Hotels transform dining options for time-pressed travelers
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Watch for hotels in 2013 to increasingly cater to guests' every whim when it comes to eating. More

Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

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Flight attendants prepare for gayness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Joshua Restrick writes, "Picking a favorite or best gaycation for me is a huge challenge. I have been on many great gaycations that always will hold a special place in my heart." More

Gay Maui hotel gets Travel Channel makeover
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Despite outstanding reviews, the owners of Maui Sunseeker resort have struggled with operating their LGBT-friendly Hawaiian oasis. More

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