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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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Brazil to host world's largest gay pride parade 10 June
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The Brazilian Tourism Board, Embratur, on Sunday, 10 June, will host the 16th annual São Paulo Gay Pride Parade — the world's largest. More

VAX survey finds travel agent optimism up 30%
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Travel agents are showing growing optimism about the outlook for their businesses, according to the latest Travel Agent Sentiment Survey conducted quarterly by VAX VacationAccess. More

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From the success of the Pink Parade — Nice's "Gay Pride" event (the next edition will be held on June 16th) — to LGBT film festivals and Rainbow Power evenings... gay life seems to be firmly integrated into the fabric of the first French city to receive the international gay-friendly label, "Gay Comfort".

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IATA reports air travel up but threatened by high oil prices
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Global air traffic increased 7.6% in March, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association. But part of that increase is due to fact that last year's results were dampened by the chilling effect of the Arab Spring and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. More

Gay travelers explore LGBT-friendly destinations at travel expo
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Peter Canellis and Matthew Dontje are planning their first trip together as a couple, but they don't know where to go. More

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'The victory of Francois Hollande to look to the future with hope'
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Gay associations in France react with joy over the election of Francois Hollande, "the first president of the republic in favor of equal rights for LGBT people." More

Rwandan genocide memorial sites hope to gain UNESCO World Heritage status    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rwanda plans to submit four genocide memorial sites into the coveted list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as part of a tentative list. More


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Looking twice again at gay and lesbian tourism
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Gay travel is not always perceived as a proper travel market. Many offices of tourism — especially in Asia or Africa — continue to look at gay and lesbian markets as a pure sexual tourism travel segment. This is a complete wrong assessment. More

Subway to the Swiss Alps
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New Yorkers used to taking the subway shuttle train between Grand Central Station and Times Square have been taking in a rather extraordinary scene over the past few weeks: They can ride the subway while at the same time enjoying beautiful and rather refreshing views of the Swiss Alps. More

Orient-Express Hotels reports 10% increase in revenue
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Orient-Express Hotels Ltd., owners or part-owners and managers of 46 luxury hotel, restaurant, tourist train and river cruise properties operating in 23 countries, announced its financial results for the first quarter ending 31 March. More

Russia: 1st conviction for 'homosexual propaganda'
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Nikolai Alekseev, GayRussia leader, was arrested in April. He plans to challenge the law that he broke before the Russian Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights. More

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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

The best countries for food
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Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. More

Most luxurious first-class airline cabins    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's no doubt about it, first class makes travel better. As airlines stave off bankruptcy by cutting amenities and services to their economy classes, there seems to be a shield around the almighty first class. More

Air France KLM posts $483 million Q1 loss
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Air France KLM reported a loss of €368 million (about $483 million) for the first quarter of the year, citing a nearly 18 percent increase in its fuel bill to €255 million and a 9.5 percent increase in taxes other than income taxes. More

Cape Town: Paradise in the Rainbow Nation
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South Africa is a country that celebrates diversity. It's the only country in Africa that allows same-sex couples to marry. Cape Town, the second-largest city in the "Rainbow Nation," is one of the most popular tourist destinations for straight and gay vacationers alike. 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

Celebrate Pride in Asia
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According to Cambodia Out, there are three fantastic LGPT Prides in Asia coming up. More

Dubai aims for unusual again with undersea hotel
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The indebted shipbuilding arm of Dubai World, the conglomerate that triggered Dubai's debt crisis four years ago, has signed a deal to develop undersea hotels with a Swiss firm. More

Edvard Munch, The Scream and Oslo
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With Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream selling for $120 million at auction in New York, Lonely Planet explored Oslo, Norway, the city that helped to inspire one of art's most haunting images. More

Francois Hollande win a nod for gay marriage in France
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Francois Hollande has said as president he would pursue legislation that would legalize marriage for same-sex couples. More

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About face: Spirit says it will refund dying vet's ticket
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Spirit Airlines says it will refund a dying Vietnam veteran's nonrefundable airline ticket after all. "Every day we seek to balance customer service with customers' demands for the lowest airfare possible," Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza said in a statement. More

Air travel recovers, but smaller airports keep struggling
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It took Josh Hunter three separate planes, two connections and a two-hour drive to get from Mobile, Ala., to Cincinnati at Easter. When he added it all up, his 720-mile trip had lasted 12 hours — the same it would have taken him to drive. More

Haiti tourism revival under way — in spite of itself
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Haiti is one of the most fascinating destinations in the Caribbean but travelers still stay away, more than two years after an earthquake nearly destroyed much of what they came to see in 2010. Now, conditions are beginning to improve in Haiti and a revival of tourism is under way. More

Iberia pilots to bear brunt of cost-cutting measures
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In a backlash against continued industrial action by its pilots, Iberia is planning to cut its pilot payroll costs by 20%. More

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Poll: What's your top iPad task in hotels?
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This week's question will let you tell hotels what your No. 1 goal is for using iPads in hotels. More

Manchester: Among the very best of the U.K.
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Some of the most livable and visitable cities in the world are those with histories of profound socioeconomic decline from formative periods of unbridled prosperity. It's in those places, often in the looming shadows of greedy metropolises, in which gay travelers are most likely to find innovative expressions of art and culture by most interesting and welcoming locals. More

Food, wine and fun at Gay Wine Weekend
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Kristin Jorgensen writes, "I stood there with the golden orange glow of the fading summer afternoon softening the spectacular surroundings and felt the fabulous energy of a hundred happy gay men." More



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