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IGLTA welcomes new USA ambassador
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Pride Travel owner/COO Nathan DePetris recently joined our team as co-ambassador for the USA. In addition to running Pride Travel, a full-service leisure agency that caters to the needs of gay and lesbian clientele, he chairs southern California ASTA's Young Professional Society committee and sits on the national YPS committee. DePetris holds several industry certifications, most notably by CLIA, the Travel Institute and various destination visitors' bureaus in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. An award-winning photojournalist, his images have been featured in publications online and in print for the travel trade, consumers, and the North American Travel Journalists' Association's magazine, TravelWorld International. He will provide member support alongside longtime USA Ambassador Babs Daitch. Contact him at

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London 2012: Olympic Games flame lit in Greece
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The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games has been lit during a ceremony in Olympia, Greece. More

The gay marriage windfall
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It's not just an issue of love or even politics: States that legalize gay marriage also experience a significant economic boost. More

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With 25 hotels and condominium resorts across four beautiful Hawaiian Islands, Aston Hotels & Resorts offers the perfect choice for any lifestyle, taste and budget. From trendy hotels in the center of the action to relaxing resorts with breathtaking ocean views, let Aston welcome you to your dream Hawaii vacation.

Berlin's new airport opening delayed by technical problems
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The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport will not open on schedule on June 3 due to technical problems concerning the installation and inspection of fire protection systems. More

Travel outpaces growth of other U.S. exports, sets new record at $13.7 billion
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Monthly travel exports reached an all-time high of $13.7 billion, setting a new record, according to the U.S. Travel Association. That number surpassed the previous peak of $13.4 billion, which was reached in September 2011. 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".
New York City Marriott and Renaissance Hotels

Rates in NYC have never been better - book our value dates to receive our best deals! Choose from ten inviting locations including iconic landmarks, classically elegant and boutique-style hotels.

'World's oldest backpacker' hits the road again
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A man described as the "world's oldest backpacker" is poised to embark on his latest globe-trotting trip — at the age of 95. More

Mobile phones cleared for take-off on Virgin Atlantic jets
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Dozing air passengers face the prospect of being rudely awakened by someone talking loudly on their mobile phone after Virgin Atlantic became the first British airline to permit calls on board flights. More

North Carolina gay marriage amendment to affect tourism numbers?
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More than 1,500 people have posted their opinions on same-sex marriage on the North Carolina tourism board's Facebook page, expressing a desire to take their tourism dollars elsewhere and "boycott North Carolina." More

Africa's Indaba Travel Show opens on note of triumph, cooperation
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Indaba, Africa's largest travel trade show, opened in Durban, South Africa, on 12 May with a proclamation of triumph due to the tourism industry's success in growing beyond its record year of 2010, the year of the FIFA World Cup. More

Spring cleaning can wait.

With colorful days and exciting, warm Caribbean nights, Curacao is your ultimate spring destination. Our "Renaissance Spring Fever" special can save you up to 45% off.

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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

Experts: Body scanning 'woefully inadequate' abroad
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A foiled plot to sneak a bomb through airport checkpoints and onto a plane bound for the United States calls attention to gaps in screening measures that are supposed to detect threats airport metal detectors miss. More

ASTA, GBTA praise new National Travel and Tourism Strategy
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ASTA and GBTA have both issued statements praising the new National Travel and Tourism Strategy, announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Obama administration on 10 May. More

World's 12 best airline magazines
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Always glossy, sometimes stupid, they await you in every seat-back pocket. But which in-flight mags are worth the read? 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 sees gross profit rise 47% in first quarter
Travel Pulse    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article Incorporated reported that the dollar value of first quarter gross travel bookings for all travel services purchased by consumers was $6.7 billion, an increase of 43.9% compared to the same period a year ago. More

More consumers plan summer travel as sentiment improves
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U.S. consumers in May felt better about both the current economy and the future, according to a recent survey. More also are planning to travel this summer. More

Free Wi-Fi, more leg room, leather seats on Greyhound? Really
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Greyhound Express, a new premium bus service, rolled out for routes that link Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco and other California cities. More

Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

Create an unforgettable celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with romantic elegance and a bespoke ceremony experience
All-Suite and Villa Oceanfront Luxury

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.

Hotels creating relaxing retreats close to the runway
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hotels at airports used to be lonely places where blackout curtains and soundproof walls were the biggest selling points. But creating ever more deluxe, relaxing retreats close to or even in the middle of airports is a growing trend. More

Avoid family-travel mishaps with AAA's tips via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just in time for summer planning, AAA has some important tips and reminders. More

10 tricks for saving on summer airfare via USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If it seems like the airlines have a few new tricks up their sleeves this summer, it's not your imagination. More

St. Regis Monarch Beach Getaway

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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

Same-sex wedding expo gives gays great ideas
PrideSource    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Courtyard by Marriott in Livonia, Mich., was overflowing with love on 29 April as more than 300 people came out for Between The Lines' second annual Same-Sex Wedding Expo. The event, which was sponsored by Comerica, gave attendees a chance to meet gay-friendly vendors for every aspect of wedding planning. More

New York City crackdown on hotels affects quaint B&B's too
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Armed with a new state law, the New York City has spent the past year cracking down on the growing industry of short-term rentals. More



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