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Paris member reception during MAP
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Members attending the MAP Salon in Paris are invited to attend our networking reception this Friday, 16 March, from 18:00-21:00. The reception will be held at the Paris Porte de Versailles. For more information, visit our event on Facebook.

First all-women's convention FAM offered
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IGLTA member Green Roots Travel is presenting a post-FAM to Rio de Janeiro for women only, 15-18 April. With the Green Roots owners as your guides, you'll explore one of South America's hottest destinations. Only US$599. Space is limited. The complete program itinerary and registration form can be downloaded here.

Convention prices to increase next week
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Don't wait to register for IGLTA's 29th Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis, Brazil. Registration prices will increase next week on 23 March. For more information about pricing, click here. Tables are still available for our Business to Business Marketplace; click here for more details.

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Vote now for your 2012 Board of Directors
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Voting is now open for this year's four available positions, serving a two-year term. Voting will close on 13 April at noon in Florianopolis (3 p.m. GMT). To cast your vote, click here. You will be prompted to log in, if you are not already.

Delegate Handbook
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Attending IGLTA's 29th Annual Global Convention in Brazil? Take a moment to download the Delegate Handbook now — packed full of information. Click here to download your copy today.


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Industry News

ITB Berlin highlights LGBT travel
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More than a dozen exhibitors showcased emerging trends and produces in LGBT travel at a display pavilion at this year's ITB Berlin, which took place March 7–11. The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association formed the central part of the pavilion. More

DOT reports 3rd-quarter profits for all airline groups
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Network, low-cost and regional airlines all reported profits for the third quarter of 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. More

Airline luggage lockers increase in size as more passengers avoid checked-in baggage fees
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Fighting for space in the overhead lockers of a plane is something most of us will be familiar with. But a number of airlines are increasing the space above passengers' heads. More

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Japan tourism recovering a year after disaster
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A year after a tsunami and earthquake devastated parts of Japan, officials say tourism to Tokyo and other areas unaffected by the disaster is on track to recover to pre-tsunami levels, with business travel leading the way. More

U.S. Travel reports travel employment outpaces rest of US economy
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David Huether, senior vice president of economics and research at the U.S. Travel Association, said that based on the Labor Department employment numbers report for February 2012, the number of workers employed directly in the travel industry increased by 8,000 to 7.6 million. The increases in travel jobs were in restaurants, lodging and amusements/gambling/recreation industries. More

How to travel on a special diet
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New flavors are among the great joys of travel, but there's a whole crowd of travelers out there who have to ask exactly what they're eating. Those of us with food allergies or intolerances suffer all the inconveniences that traveling veggies and vegans do, with the added fear-factor that we could get ill from eating the wrong thing. More

Top 10 ways to avoid killing your partner while traveling
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Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols write, "When my partner, Jenni, and I left San Francisco to travel around the world for one year with a mission to tell the stories of LGBTI people, we knew this would be the ultimate test of our relationship. Now engaged, we know that traveling together has only made us stronger." More

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Ideally situated on an immaculate stretch of white-sand beach, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa offers its guests an idyllic oceanfront setting. The resort is easily accessible from major international destinations, located less than 20 minutes from the Danang International Airport.

NYC hotel courts gay clientele
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New York City gets its first gay, straight-friendly urban resort as it tries to get a bigger piece of the multibillion same-sex travel and tourism industry. Conway G. Gittens reports. More
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Visiting the Maldives is the chance for you to break out the brightly colored summer clothes that are so often out of place in colder climates. The higher temperatures and ever-present sunshine means that locals and visitors alike prefer dressing in lightweight materials.
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Tourist town in the Philippines may ban gay entertainers
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Government officials in a seaside tourist town in the Philippines are planning to draw up legislation banning gay performers from local businesses. The decision comes after customers purportedly complained about the performers' obscene behavior, particularly their use of "vulgar language" while doing stand-up comedy. More

M25 is UK's newest tourist attraction
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Long in tedium, short in dramatic action and inescapably circular, the M25 is not so much "The Road to Hell," as Chris Rea once sang, but life itself. On a bright spring morning, however, Britain's least loved motorway was almost beneficent when viewed from the seats of the first sell-out coach tour of the 117-mile London orbital. More


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Dennis Schaal: 5 tech-friendly hotels
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Perhaps your children or grandchildren will one day ask, incredulously, "You mean, hotels had front desks and they were staffed by hotel employees when you were my age?" Well, most kids aren't asking these sorts of questions yet, but some of today's hotels are getting so teched-up that it isn't difficult to envision such inquiries. More

Hotel 'pops up' on Caribbean coast in Tulum, Mexico
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Taking a leaf from a burgeoning number of retailers and restaurateurs worldwide, Design Hotels, which handles reservations globally for independently owned hotels, recently announced an innovation in the lodging industry: a pop-up hotel. More

Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

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The booming business of gay marriage
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Many same-sex couples in New York have waited years, or even decades, to have their partnerships legally recognized. And now that it's possible, they are pulling out the stops for their big day — which means big dollars for the wedding industry. More

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Women-only hotel floors tap boom in female business travel
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Walk into a room on the 17th floor of Copenhagen's Bella Sky Hotel and you'll be greeted by soft rose and burgundy toned colors, fresh flowers, fruit smoothies, fashion magazines, and a bathroom stocked with exclusive products, including day and night moisturizers. This might not sound all that appealing to Joe in accounting — but that's OK because he'll never make it past the locked glass entrance to the floor. More

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