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Thank you to all who attended IGLTA's 28th Annual Global Convention. More than 450 delegates from 35 countries converged in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for five full days of education sessions, networking events and trade shows. For more information about the convention, including copies of the educational presentations, photos and media coverage, please visit More information will be posted as it becomes available, so check back regularly.

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 open night of the U.S. Travel Association's International Pow Wow, from 6 to 8 p.m. on 23 May. Click here to RSVP. The party is open to all IGLTA members and travel industry professionals interested in the LGBT market. IGLTA also will have a booth at the show for the first time; come visit us at stand #2733.

IGLTA welcomes new board
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Voting closed on 13 May for the annual IGLTA board elections. The IGLTA Board of Directors for 2011-2012 is as follows: Chair Tanya Churchmuch; Vice Chair Cordey Lash; Treasurer Theresa Belpulsi; Secretary Darren Cooper; Past Chair Bryan Herb; Steve Smith, Jeff Guaracino and Mya Lake Reyes; along with Ed Salvato and Dan Melesurgo, who were elected to their first term. Two additional board members from outside of North America will be appointed within the next month.

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Gay travel convention in Fort Lauderdale could attract international visitors to South Florida
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Fort Lauderdale travel leaders hope that hosting the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention will serve as a showcase to boost business, especially from the growing gay overseas market. More

IGLTA convenes in Fort Lauderdale
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Miami Beach hotelier Karen Brown understands both sides of the gay travel market. As general manager of The Angler's Boutique Resort on Washington Avenue, Brown says about 20 percent of her hotel clientele is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Even more LGBT people (about 30 percent) dine at The Angler's on-site restaurant. More

Rolling out the rainbow welcome mat
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IGTLA held its annual convention in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area including Wilton Manors. Fort Lauderdale beat out Philadelphia, Chicago and New York for the right to hold the convention this year. More
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