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IGLTA members get 'Chic'
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Global partner Chic Outlet Shopping® recently hosted the Best Dressed "Brazilian Chic" contest at IGLTA's 29th Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis. The three most chic dressers won shopping certificates valid at any one of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages located in popular LGBT-friendly gateway cities throughout Europe. Check out all of the red carpet fashion shots on the IGLTA Facebook page. Chic Outlet Shopping® is the first retail business to become a Platinum-level partner of IGLTA, signing a three-year agreement to host similar Best Dressed events at the Chicago and Madrid Annual Global Conventions.

Newly created "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) Page
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The new IGLTA website is currently in its beta phase, and we appreciate your patience as the site continues to grow and evolve. As with any major website launch, we will be making adjustments and improvements over the next several months. Please watch the eNewsletter for all of the exciting updates. In the meantime, we will be fielding the most frequently asked questions and posting the answers to

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Thugs attack head of gay rights group as Ukraine is forced to cancel parade hijacked by neo-Nazi zealots
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Shocking pictures reveal a group of three violent thugs kicking and jumping on Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of Gay Forum of Ukraine. More

In-flight phone calls to become standard, say experts
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Switching off your cellphone during a flight will soon be a thing of the past, according to aviation experts, who are tipping in-flight mobile connectivity to become a standard feature of air travel. More

Be Yourself at Aston
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.

World's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, opens
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Approximately twice the height of the Eiffel Tower, the 634-meter, $806 million Tokyo Skytree opened to the public. 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.

WTTC finds travel and tourism contributes $666 billion to Americas GDP
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The travel and tourism industry in the Americas region is three times the size of automotive manufacturing and roughly one-third larger than chemicals manufacturing and mining, according to new research. More

Euro crisis: Should I cancel my vacation?
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In the last decade of the 20th century, the Turkish lira fell in value 1,000 times against the U.S. dollar, meaning that tourists returning to that country after several years found that any old money they still possessed since their last visit had become almost worthless. More

Vacation? No thanks, boss
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Dubbed the "no vacation nation," the United States lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to vacation days. But Americans don't seem to mind. More

Where to go glamping across the U.S.
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For travelers who love nature but don't want to forgo their daily luxuries, glamping (aka. glamorous camping) is hotter than ever. 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.

(Must book and travel by 4/12/12)
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

Berlin's Brandenburg Airport Opening Set for March 17, 2013
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Berlin's new airport, Berlin Brandenburg (BER), is now scheduled to open on March 17, 2013. More

The first gay pride Fiji canceled at the last moment
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Real risk to safety or homophobia? Hours before the first LGBT parade in the country, the Fiji Police finally decided to ban the demonstration. More

Orbitz survey: Americans plan to spend more on travel this summer
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More Americans plan to spend more on travel this summer than they did last summer, according to an Orbitz survey of 1,000 U.S. travelers. 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

Japan: Gay marriages are now allowed at Mickey
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Tokyo Disneyland has announced that unions between same sex partners are now allowed inside the park, a first in a country still very homophobic. More

Hyatt unveils major hotel expansion plans for Latin America
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of the 756-room Hotel Nikko Mexico from Japan-Mexico Hotel Investment Co., Ltd. for approximately $190 million. More

Gay gag law proposed in Ukraine
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Ukrainian parliament to vote on law banning 'promotion' of LGBT issues, criminalizing media coverage and work of gay rights groups. 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 turn to artful lodging to differentiate their brands
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Familiar to all travelers is the anticipation of arriving at the hotel: What will my room look like? How is this brand different? What experiences are in store? The "art" of a property goes far in answering these questions and making that all-important positive first impression. More

Georgia fights and arrests at gay pride in Tbilisi
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Recently, 20 LGBT activists present at a parade were surrounded, insulted and beaten by Orthodox priests and their supporters. More

Marriage for all: The new minister of family drives the point
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Dominique Bertinotti has again argued that "any type of marriage is entitled to the institution of marriage." More

St. Regis Monarch Beach Getaway

Enjoy a complimentary pool-view room upgrade, a VIP South Coast Plaza shopping experience and valet parking included throughout your stay. Click here for IGLTA exclusive rates and offers.
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

Business travel spend rises even as trip numbers fall
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Plan on moderate but steady growth in spending on business travel over the next two years. The total number of trips is likely to fall slightly, but the spend per trip will rise, reflecting moderate and steady economic growth. More

The best credit cards for travel
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Like mammals and surgeons, credit cards have specialized. Every card is not interchangeable; if you're looking for one that offers the most airline miles, it won't be the same card that optimizes for low interest rates, purchase insurance, or other rewards. More



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