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UNWTO releases latest travel statistics in Barometer
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The UNWTO World Tourism Barometer is a regular publication of the Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies Programme of UNWTO aimed at monitoring the short-term evolution of tourism and providing the sector with relevant and timely information. More

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Croatia's successful Gay Pride points to easing in Balkans
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Riot police watched on as several hundred people, including some government ministers, marched unhindered through the Croatian town of Split, many carrying flags and banners reading "Gay is OK" and "We are all equal." More

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Marriott launches new gay marketing campaign    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Marriott International has announced the start of a new marketing campaign aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers, friends and families: "Be You, With Us." More

Guide to Gay Pride around the world
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June is Pride month. And cities around the world are hitting the streets to celebrate the LGBT community with festivals, parades, rooftop fetes, rallies, and dance parties. 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.

Airport body scanners: Are they safe?
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Radiation from airport body scanners penetrates organs beneath the skin but at low doses that meet national standards, according to a study by Marquette University's Department of Biomedical Engineering. More

Sao Paulo celebrates Gay Pride with huge parade
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Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians are streaming onto the streets of South America's biggest city to celebrate gay pride and urge an end to homophobia. More

Third of London hotel rooms empty for Olympics as 'normal' tourists stay away
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London's hotels are facing a dramatic loss in profits with a third of rooms unsold over the summer after tourists have been put off by the Olympics, a survey has found. More

Russian lawmakers ban Moscow Gay Pride for 100 years
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The Moscow City Court upheld the decision of a lower court's ruling to ban gay pride parades in Russia's capital for the next century, reported. 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.
Hilton Barbados Resort’s exquisite setting on the lush tropical peninsula of Needham's Point offers a combination of natural beauty and Hilton style for an unforgettable tropical experience. With amenities tailored for couples, families, and business travelers alike, this really is paradise for all. Come enjoy!

China clamps down on Tibet tourism
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Chinese authorities have started telling travel agencies to stop planning tours to Tibet, reports The Vancouver Sun. More

Where planes go to die
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Aviation museums and other sites let us mere mortals approach the impossible. More

More Sonoma County wineries open door for gay tourists
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Though the rainbow flag has long flown along the banks of the Russian River, increasing numbers of Sonoma County, Calif., businesses are rolling out the pink carpet for gay tourists. 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

China becomes 3rd top tourist destination
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China has overtaken Spain on the list of the world's top tourism destinations, becoming the third-largest attraction, a senior tourism official said. More

IATA forecasts weak $3 billion in global airline profits for 2012
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The International Air Transport Association once again is revising its forecast for the airline industry in 2012 — but the numbers are coming in essentially unchanged from the forecast it issued in March. More

Mexico reports increase in tourism over the winter
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Mexican tourism officials reported a 5.3% increase in the number of international visitors to Mexico from January through April. 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.

Denmark approves gay weddings in church
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Denmark's Parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state's Lutheran Church currently offers. More

Gay marriage ban challenged in Illinois
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Less than a month after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage, two dozen same-sex couples filed two separate lawsuits in the president's home state, arguing that it is unconstitutional for Illinois to deny them the right to wed. More

Top 10 gay wedding destinations
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The steadily increasing stream of states and countries legalizing gay marriage has dramatically changed the lives of LGBT people and their loved ones in recent years. More

Complimentary Fourth Night at
The St. Regis

Delight in Sun and Savings at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. Reserve now and enjoy a complimentary 4th night, $100 resort credit, and upgrade when available.
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

Social is the new normal for travel marketers
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Social media provides an unprecedented platform to collect meaningful customer feedback on a mass scale. It also provides a space where marketers can humanize business-to-consumer relationships. However, there's a catch: Consumers want to interact with brands through social media, but they want to be the ones to start the conversation. More



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