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Open call for 2013 IGLTA convention speakers
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IGLTA's Annual Global Convention 1-5 May 2013 in Chicago will mark the association's 30th anniversary. We'll be reflecting on the history of LGBT travel while also examining the future of the industry, and we're looking for dynamic speakers to make this our most successful conference yet. If you'd like to present a breakout session (about 45 minutes in length) that speaks to businesses of all sizes and has a global perspective, please fill out the form and email it to or fax it to +1 954-337-5805 no later than 17 September 2012. We'll send an email confirming receipt of your form; speakers will be notified by mid-October 2012. See you in Chicago!


Second edition of Prague Pride
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Prague Pride 2012 will be held from 13 to 19 August at various locations in the Czech capital. With seven days filled with entertainment, debates, concerts, exhibitions, theater and more, Prague Pride 2012 will represent the Czech LGBT-plus community in its full color and diversity and will reconfirm Prague's reputation as the most liberal city of the former Eastern Bloc. The highlight of the festival will be the colorful parade through the city center and the concert on beautiful Střelecký Island on 18 August. Follow Prague Pride at or #praguepride on Twitter.

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British etiquette for London Olympics
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CNN's Becky Anderson gives advice on the do's and don'ts for visitors to London during the Olympic Games. More

Anti-gay bill sparks outcry in Ukraine
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If a group of lawmakers have their way, TV shows and movies depicting gay people could be banned in Ukraine. More

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UN reports progress against HIV in poor countries
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A push to get more AIDS treatment to the world's poorest, hardest-hit countries is paying off as deaths inch down — and new infections are dropping a bit, too, the United Nations reported. More

Strike set to hit Heathrow's busiest day
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Almost 130,000 passengers will be disrupted in the busiest day in Heathrow's history as border force staff walk out on strike next 26 July. Up to 5,500 immigration officials are to strike on the eve of the London Olympic Games in a dispute about job cuts and pay. More


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Gay couple wins human rights battle after reservation cancelled at British Columbia B&B
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A retired Grand Forks couple who would not allow two gay men to stay in their bed and breakfast has to pay the men more than $4,500, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled. More

Jamaica: The first gay-friendly minister called upon to protect gays
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The human rights organization Human Rights Watch called Portia Simpson-Miller to abolish the sodomy law and advocate for equal treatment of all citizens. More

Hollande wants 'innovative financing' to fight against AIDS
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In a video message at the World Conference on AIDS, French President Francois Hollande said that France, "the second financial contributor to the global fund against AIDS," will continue participation in diversifying the Fund through "innovative financing." More

Gay app Grindr crashes as Olympic athletes arrive in London
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A gay dating website crashed within minutes of the first Olympic athletes arriving in London — due to the volume of demand, experts say. More

The Village of Montreal sees life in pink
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For the second consecutive year, the gay district of Quebec chose hundreds of thousands of pink balls like summer clothes. Behind this self-colored ceiling, the aims of tourist shops in the area are mixed with the desire to give more culture to the eastern part of St. Catherine Street, the main artery of the village. More

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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!

Jones Lang LaSalle reports strong hotel market in London
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London remains one of Europe's best performing and robust hotel markets, especially as it prepares for the Olympics, according to Jones Lang LaSalle. More

Why adventure travel is good for health: Active travelers shed pounds, live longer
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The Adventure Travel Trade Association and work-life balance trainer Joe Robinson, author of "Don't Miss You're Life," say vacations are good for you, especially ones that emphasize fitness, nature and social stimulation. 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 3 nights on our Private Island. Get daily breakfasts and 1 night free. Contact your travel agent. MORE

AIDS Conference opens at key turning point
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Researchers, doctors and patients attending the world's largest AIDS conference are urging the world's governments not to cut back on the fight against the epidemic when it is at a turning point. More

Poland: Debate on civil unions will not occur
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The Polish Parliament rejected a proposal for discussion on four draft laws on civil unions. More

Air France pilots set to stage strike 25-29 July
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Air France said two "minor" pilots' unions have called for a strike from 25-29 July. Disruptions to flights should remain limited, according to the airline. More

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Sweden plans a new superhighway for cyclists
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Those Scandinavians are so cutting edge and bike friendly. Now they're going a step further, connecting two cities with a major artery that's for bikes only. More

Hilton Worldwide unveils plans for first Hilton hotel in Iraq
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Hilton Worldwide has expansion plans in Iraqi Kurdistan in northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels and Resorts property in the city of Erbil, Iraq. More

Kayak meta-search site raises $91 million in initial public offering
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Kayak, the online travel company that searches through online travel agency and airline websites to find the lowest fares, raised $91 million in its initial public offering. More

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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

Hong Kong hit by strong typhoon
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A powerful typhoon slammed the Chinese territory of Hong Kong, injuring dozens, disrupting communications and bringing business to a standstill in one of the world's leading financial centers. More

Now live: First US deal site for gay men
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Groupon- and LivingSocial-type, just-in-time daily-deal sites are growing like blue-plate specials, but, until now, there has been no such Web-shopping service devoted to the most Web-savvy, most affluent, well-traveled and impulse-buying consumers: gay men. More



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