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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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Thank you to all who attended IGLTA's 28th Annual Global Convention. More than 500 delegates from 35 countries converged in Fort Lauderdale, USA, for five full days of education sessions, networking events and trade shows. Check out the "Post Convention Information" tab at for convention photos, education presentations and media coverage about the convention. Site is updated daily, so check back regularly for more information.

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LGBT travel moves forward at IGLTA Convention 2011
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The 2011 IGLTA Annual Global Convention brought together delegates from more than 30 countries to Fort Lauderdale, USA, for a successful week of education and networking on growing the LGBT tourism community. More

IGLTA Convention in Fort Lauderdale celebrates global LGBT travel
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"The gay travel market is no longer a 'niche' market," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, the national umbrella organization that represents all segments of the U.S. travel industry, during opening remarks for the 28th annual convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. More

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Brazil top court recognizes same-sex civil unions
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Brazil's Supreme Court recognized the legal rights of same-sex partners in "stable" civil unions, Chief Justice Cezar Peluso announced. The 10 justices unanimously ruled that partners in a same-sex union had the same legal rights as a man and woman in a marriage. More

Cuba reports 1 million tourist arrivals in first quarter
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Cuba received its first million tourists during the first quarter of the year out of the 2.7 million expected during all of 2011, a 10.4% growth over the same period last year, according to figures released by the country's Tourism Ministry. More

WTTC Summit 2011: Montenegro set to be world's fastest growing tourism economy
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Montenegro will be the fastest growing travel and tourism economy in the world over the next 10 years with regard to travel and tourism's contribution to GDP and employment, according to the latest economic impact research from the World Travel & Tourism Council and Oxford Economics. More

Going solo
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Arranging travel with even the most well-meaning partner, friends or family can be phenomenal — or a chore. Sometimes you just have to strike out on your own. More

Official IGLTA Convention photos
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Photos from the Consumer Trade Show
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Halifax, founded by General Edward Cornwallis in 1749, still preserves many of its original buildings and fortifications. Today it is a vibrant city, bustling with tourists who arrive by air, rail, ship and automobile to explore the wealth of beauty and history that the city has to offer. More info

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