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Proposed bylaw changes
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IGLTA has experienced incredible worldwide growth over the past five years, and with that growth comes the need for change. If we are to live up to our "international" potential, the staff and current board believe that the association's board of directors should truly reflect the character of the global tourism industry. To that end, the IGLTA board proposes that the organization makes the smooth transition from an elected board to an appointed board. This will allow us to recruit board members from more diverse regions of the world and sectors of the travel industry. It also will enable us to target board members with areas of expertise that are crucial to the association's future success.

For a detailed explanation of the proposed changes, the appointment process and other FAQ, please click here. This transition will require a change in our bylaws; therefore, we come first to you, our members, with the proposed changes (ORIGINAL BYLAWS and PROPOSED CHANGES) and welcome your comments. Please submit any feedback by 1 September. The board will review comments from the membership regarding the proposed changes and make any necessary revisions before the official vote opens 19 September. Please send any questions or comments to

Industry News

Amtrak promotes gay family travel with groundbreaking ads
Metro Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
J.C. Penney did it and now so has Amtrak. It has launched a promotional campaign that includes gay families. As part of an effort to market its standard discounted family travel program, for the first time, the U.S. passenger rail company included gay families in its materials. More

Aston Hotels & Resorts – More than Just a Room
Your dream Hawaii vacation begins at Aston Hotels & Resorts. Choose from 25 hotels and condominium resorts on four breathtaking Hawaiian Islands, from serene beachfront hotels to spacious villas and charming, historic cottages. Experience the many wonderful things that make Aston Hotels & Resorts a lasting favorite among Hawaii travelers.

For marketing success, follow the customer's journey
Travel Market Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Successful marketing depends on understanding the experience and stages your customer goes through. The customer journey has five simple steps, and you must address each of them. 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.

Hotel replaces Bible with '50 Shades of Grey'
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Are hotel guests more interested in reading "50 Shades of Grey" than the Bible? One British hotelier thinks so. 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!

Inside travel: Straight-friendly gay hotels
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Can accommodation be all things to all people? Writer Samuel Muston checks in to find out. More

Activists: Anti-gay sentiment rising in Ukraine
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Homophobic sentiment and violence against Ukraine's gay community are on the rise despite increasing efforts to promote tolerance in the conservative ex-Communist nation, advocacy groups said. 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

What are the top 5 questions from startups entering the travel industry?
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As a neutral and independent standards body, OpenTravel receives questions about the travel industry. So what are the top five questions from startups and new entrants to travel? More

Keeping up with the Georgian Joneses in Bath, England
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"How can you not get excited about something that was built 2,000 years ago?" writer Joseph Pedro's guide asks him at the Roman Baths says as they stared out and tried to visualize the expansive oh-my-God-how-did-they-think-of-this architecture of Bath, England. 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.

Rocky Mountaineer offers 1st US departure
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Canadian rail operator Rocky Mountaineer has launched a rail journey from Seattle to the Canadian Rockies, marking the first time the luxury train service has connected the U.S. and Canada. More

Solar-powered plane comes home after 4,000-mile odyssey
Universe Today via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A unique airplane has just completed a 4,000-mile journey, making the first solar-powered intercontinental round-trip air journey. 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

Prague Gay Pride around the corner
Purple Roofs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A bright beacon of social progress and the struggle for equal rights in Eastern Europe, Prague's second annual Gay Pride celebrations are taking place this year between 13 and 19 August. More



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