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Voting open for 2011 Board of Directors
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Voting is now open for this year's five open positions on the Board of Directors. To cast your vote, simply log in at and follow the link to the voting site. Voting will close at 12:00 EDT on 13 May. Click here to vote now!

Breaking news!
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International singing sensation Kristine W will perform her top dance hits Friday, 13 May, in the gay neighborhood of Wilton Manors, Fla., site of this year's IGLTA Consumer Expo, where more than 3,000 are expected to attend. Also signed on for this year's event is iconic dance diva Crystal Waters, who will perform at IGLTA's Closing Night Gala Dinner, Saturday, 14 May, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Ballroom. A Brazilian-themed pre-cocktail event overlooking the luxury cruise ships in Port Everglades kicks off the night. Gala attendance is limited. Register for the convention now at

TravelOutNewsWire discount to convention attendees
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Each business represented at this year's convention will receive a 50% discount on one TravelOutNewsWire distribution to promote an LGBT travel initiative (valid June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012). TONW is the news release distribution system created by IGLTA, the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and Witeck-Combs Communications. Send a release through TONW and it reaches more than 250 media outlets, freelancers and bloggers in more than 20 countries that have opted in because they cover LGBT travel. Discount details provided on site. For more information on the service, visit

The 10 most annoying travel fees — and how to avoid them
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When Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair, jokes about soon charging people for using the bathroom on board his aircraft, he may not be kidding. Ryanair already makes you pay a fee for using your credit card to make a booking. More

Newsletter sponsor: LAN Airlines
LAN Airlines is Latin America's leading international carrier and the best option for LGBT travelers to the region. LAN welcomes LGBT travelers to visit our great gay-popular destinations — including Buenos Aires, Santiago and Lima — and to book travel on our new routes to the Galapagos from Ecuador and to Iguazu Falls from Lima.

Diversity is in every corner of South America. Let LAN fly you there! To book travel, visit

Best 'middle of nowhere' places
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Want to get off the beaten path? The following are 10 places that will stump most travel agents and reward you with original experiences. But remember, these are "no pain, no gain" destinations, so you'll need to be prepared for long transit... More

Advertise in our 2011 program
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Advertising in the 2011 convention program is a great way to increase your visibility to one of the fastest growing travel segments. Target more than 700 travel professionals all at once! Ad space is limited so book your space today. Click here to view options and pricing.

Do electronic gadgets really affect an airplane's instruments?
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Shortly after boarding, flight attendants are required by the Federal Aviation Administration to tell passengers to turn off all electronic devices including cellphones and laptop computers. But is it really necessary and what really... More

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members:

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Halifax, founded by General Edward Cornwallis in 1749, still preserves many of its original buildings and fortifications. Today it is a vibrant city, bustling with tourists who arrive by air, rail, ship and automobile to explore the wealth of beauty and history that the city has to offer. More info

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