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Be a VIP: Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Giveaway!
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With the support of the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, IGLTA is providing weekly giveaways to convention attendees. The next 20 people to complete a convention registration will receive a VIP Card to help make the most of their time in Fort Lauderdale. This special card provides free entrance into a variety of the area's most coveted attractions and activities. The offer runs from April 13 to April 19 at 8 p.m. EDT (GMT-4:00), and applies to fully paid registrations only. Watch the weekly IGLTA member eNewsletter in the weeks to come for more bonus gifts with registration. And remember, late registration rates kick in April 15. Click here to register today!

SAVE THE DATE: IGLTA's first Pow Wow party
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Join IGLTA and presenting partners Community Marketing, Gay Cities and Kimpton at San Francisco's chic Infusion Lounge for networking, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the opening night of the U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow, from 6 to 8 p.m. May 23. Official RSVP coming soon! The party is open to all IGLTA members attending this year's Pow Wow. IGLTA also will have a booth at the show for the first time. IGLTA members (buyers and suppliers) can take advantage of special pricing to promote their U.S. travel offerings at our Pow Wow booth. Please click here for the brochure distribution form.

IGLTA to honor leaders in LGBT travel
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The Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is not only the gay travel industry's premier networking and educational event, but also an opportunity to salute individuals and companies that have helped to make the world a more welcoming place for LGBT travelers. More

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!

Delegate Handbook now available
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For those attending the convention, please download the Delegate Handbook. This document has all the information you need to ship boxes, use transportation and learn about some of our shows. If you already are registered, you should have received this by email.

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5,000-year-old 'transgender' skeleton discovered
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Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person. The male skeleton was found in a suburb of Prague and is buried in a manner previously only seen for female burials. More

More hotels go completely smoke-free
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One of the last bastions for travelers who smoke — their hotel rooms — is disappearing rapidly. Hotels, motels and other lodgings are following the trend of airlines and passenger-train operators by banning smoking throughout their... More

New realities of travel
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Amitabh Kant, managing director of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, was the lead presenter on the Plenary Three session titled "New realities of travel" held at the China World hotel in Beijing. The plenary was part of the Pacific Asia Travel Association's 60th anniversary and conference event. 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.

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members:
A little bit of planning can mean a lot more traveling. Traveling by train will enhance your entire European experience: no airport hassles or wasted time, and more leisurely gourmet dining as you gaze through panoramic windows while being whisked from city center to city center. It’s no wonder trains are so popular, so make sure you book in advance to get the best prices and most choices. More info
Plan your next great vacation with Expedia. As the world's largest online travel agency, we make it easy to get the best prices on flights, hotels, and flight + hotel vacations. More info
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

Ongoing Member Specials

Accor Hotels
10% off

American Airlines
Use IGLTA's Business ExtrAA number, 751626, when flying.

Avis Car Rental
Special rate with IGLTA AWD# B450300

Save with CDP# 1908624

Hyatt Hotels
10% off with Corporate ID CR05661

Millennium Hotels
15% off

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