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Never too early to plan...
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IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention is set for 1-5 May 2013 in Chicago. In honor of this milestone anniversary, we want to pull out all the stops and we want to hear YOUR suggestions. Let us know what educational sessions and speakers would inspire you to attend. We'd also like to hear ideas for showcasing the history of the association throughout the course of the conference. Send your thoughts to

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CLIA opens cruise3sixty conference, issues new report on travel agents
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The Cruise Lines International Association opened its eighth annual cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with about 1,200 agents included in the nearly 2,000 attendees. More

Australian billionaire announces plans to build Titanic II
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An Australian billionaire running for Parliament says he is building a replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard. More

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Japan: 2,500 people in Tokyo Gay Pride
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In carnival costume or dressed as samurai, LGBT people marched in a country where the attention to sexual minorities is quite low. More

One World Trade Center becomes NYC's tallest building
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More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New York's twin towers, their under-construction replacement became the city's tallest building on Monday. More

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TSA screening programs: Is it too easy to lose the TSA's trust?
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Government programs that offer expedited security screening for travelers can become a bureaucratic black hole if you lose the required clearance status. More

Netherlands judge backs cafe cannabis ban
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A judge in the Netherlands has upheld a new law to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes. 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".
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Moscow: LGBT film festival opened in spite of intimidation
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The presence of Orthodox extremists failed to spoil the party: "Bok o Bok" organized the first LGBT film festival in the Russian capital. More

'Perfect' flight seat pinpointed
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A new survey has suggested exactly where passengers would prefer to sit on an aircraft if given a free choice. More

Iberia cancels 125 flights due to pilot strike
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Yet another 125 Iberia flights were cancelled recently due to the latest in a series of pilot strikes in protest over the creation of the company's low-cost affiliate, Iberia Express. More

Private tour guide can be a business traveler's best friend
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Jill Becker writes, "While planning a trip to London in 2010, I worked with a travel planner for the first time. And she suggested something odd. Or at least I thought it was odd at the time." More

Spring cleaning can wait.

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Your Home Under the Rainbow!
Maui Sunseeker LGBT Resort, Hawaii's largest gay owned & operated resort, welcomes all, but caters primarily to the LGBT traveler. Located on the shore in Kihei, Sunseeker is perfect for gorgeous Ocean views. A clothing optional heated pool and Jacuzzi awaits you. Sunseeker welcomes you to Maui's island paradise.
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

How to handle common cruise fiascoes: Lost luggage, missed flights, and more
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Don't let lost luggage or changed itineraries ruin your cruise vacation. Follow these strategies to handle minor mishaps on cruises. More

Gay traveler boom targeted by Ireland's tourism industry
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Large segments of Ireland's all-important tourism industry are pulling out all the stops to woo the moneyed gay traveler to the Emerald Isle. Given that the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association has valued the Irish gay tourism market at $400 million, it's not surprising that hoteliers and tour operators are keen to offer packages that appeal to same-sex couples. More

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
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.

Enjoy 5 nights in Moorea and/or 5 nights in Bora Bora. Get daily breakfasts, 2 nights free in each resort. Contact your travel agent. MORE

Gay Santa Barbara: The inside scoop on California's off-the-beaten path wine country    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Given the reputation it has as conservative and affluent, the Southern California city, surprisingly, has a sizable LGBT community. More

United States unveils new tourism ad campaign featuring gay couple
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Promoting one of the world's largest and most diverse brands is no easy job, but WPP's JWT was up for the task to handle Brand USA. More

10 top hotels for travelers with pets
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Skip the pet-sitter: Jetting off doesn't have to mean leaving your best friend behind. Today, some of the best luxury hotels cater to cats and dogs with the same top-notch service they roll out for two-legged guests. More

36 hours in East London
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Known for its cutting-edge bars, offbeat galleries and ethnic restaurants, East London is by far the city's trendiest area (just ask Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley, who both live here), crowded with shoppers during the day and clubbers at night. More

Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

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Experience paradise at The Fairmont Kea Lani set amongst 22 acres of lush tropical landscape on the white sandy shores of Wailea in sunny South Maui.

A Parisian chef dreams of a special hotel breakfast service
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The master chef from Hotel Le Meurice had the idea of making hotel breakfasts as exquisite as a Michelin-starred dinner. More

Apocalypse tourism
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It's 2012, and Belize is trying to lure visitors to the Mayan end of the world. More

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice

A luxury Hotel which offers you an unforgettable stay in front of the sea. Its panoramic Roof top Terrace and its Private Beach will satisfy you in an idyllic environment. MORE
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IHG expands hotel soap recycling program
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Holiday Inn parent IHG significantly is expanding its hotel toiletry recycling program, the company told USA Today. IHG officials expect most of its 3,274 hotels in the U.S. and Canada to join in recycling hotel guests' leftover bars of soap and bottles of shampoo and conditioner. More

Have a hotel suite named after you — after your 250th stay
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Talk about cool perks: The InterContinental San Francisco hotel wants to treat its best, repeat customers to perks — way above and beyond what parent company IHG provides via the Priority Club loyalty program. To do that, the hotel has launched a unique "Milestone Stay" program aimed at making you feel extra welcome. More

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