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Meet your ambassador: MarQuies Willis, USA
A native of Washington, D.C., MarQuies Willis is an area sales manager with Kimpton Hotels' D.C. region. He specifically focuses on travel to the D.C. metro area for foundations, diversity, education and diplomatic group travel. He is our new ambassador for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
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Small Business Spotlight
Thanks to the foresight of a group of gay guesthouse owners and travel agents, IGLTA was created in 1983. In recognition, this recurring eNews feature highlights the association's small business members. The Focus Group is a live-broadcast radio talk show on Sirius/XM's OutQ station reaching approximately 350,000-400,000 gay and lesbian consumers each week across North America; Lisbon Out Travel helps you find and plan for the best this city in Portugal has to offer; Jon's Dive & Travel Services – Honeymoon Specialists focus on adventure romance travel, destination weddings, honeymoons, and celebration travel to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, all of West Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, the South Pacific islands, Southeast Asia, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.
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    10 gay honeymoon hotspots
    More and more destinations are now catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers. John Tanzella, chief executive of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, says it's an encouraging trend, but he worries there's a risk of gay vacationers being targeted as a "niche."
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    African Commission adopts landmark resolution on LGBT rights
    Africa's peak human rights body has adopted a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.
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    Ontario destinations preparing to attract LGBT, WorldPride visitors
    When hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on Toronto for WorldPride celebrations next month, Travel Gay Canada wants to ensure those travelers extend their stays and experience the unique and LGBT-friendly tourism offerings of Ontario.
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    Industry applauds bill to ease US entry
    Travel Market Report
    Travel industry hailed the introduction of a bill to boost inbound travel to the U.S. by making it easier for international visitors to enter the country.
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    NEXT Vacations exclusive cruise groups

    Pursue your passion for screening the best new independent gay and lesbian films on Modern Luxury cruises designed for the entire LGBT community, our families, friends and supporters. Cinema Diverse at Sea is NEXT Vacations’ exclusive groups aboard Celebrity Cruises and include All-Access film festival pass in one low fare.
    The only way to travel

    Traveling the open road, experiencing new destinations and enjoying everything about the great outdoors will never be the same once you step inside a Roadtrek. Roadtrek’s are stylish, compact motorhomes offering all the comfort and conveniences of home, in a vehicle that is easy to drive and can go just about anywhere.
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    Visiting the Maldives is the chance for you to break out the brightly colored summer clothes that are so often out of place in colder climates. The higher temperatures and ever-present sunshine means that locals and visitors alike prefer dressing in lightweight materials.

    Why gay travel is great for straight people
    The Huffington Post
    Society is more integrated than ever. Gay people are more openly participating in so-called "mainstream" culture. And straight travelers have changed too. Heterosexual people are checking into gay-owned bed-and-breakfast hotels. They're having drinks at gay bars and joining gay tours and pride celebrations. But why is gay travel great for straight people, too?
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    The 13 best marketing tips
    By Jeffrey Dobkin
    I have been involved in direct marketing since ... my God! Am I that old already? Over these years, I've learned a few tricks and stored them away. Anyhow, here's a short list of some of my best tips of all time. It starts with the most valuable tool in marketing: a letter. You can catch and hold the attention of a busy magazine editor or the president of American Airlines.
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    The Premier Men's Resort of Palm Springs
    Originally built in 1940 in the California Mission Style, and former home to many Hollywood luminaries, recently upgraded with the same great vibe we have been known for MORE
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    Frontier targets Washington Dulles for mass expansion
    By Matt Falcus
    Frontier Airlines has set its sights on Washington Dulles Airport for expansion by announcing 14 new routes from the airport. The airline features low-cost fares that will compete against the existing carriers at the airport, and encourage passengers to fly again after a period of decline. Along with the launch of these services, Frontier also introduced a sale, with flights available for just $15. Demand was so high that the Frontier website crashed. However, a promise that ticket prices in general would be kept "ultralow-cost" should ensure travelers take notice.
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    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Gay men living in gayborhoods travel shorter distances than the average person (The Atlantic)
    Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned by judge (The Associated Press via The Huffington Post)
    IGLTA Foundation at the Hotel Ritz (IGLTA)
    Oregon gay marriage ban struck down by federal judge; same-sex marriages begin (The Oregonian)
    US on track to exceed tourism goal: 100 million visitors by 2021 (Successful Meetings)

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