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Pink Corner at ITB Asia
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IGLTA board member Rika Jean-François is proud to announce that ITB Berlin — for the first time — will host a "Pink Corner" at ITB Asia in Singapore (17-19 October). LGBT tourism suppliers can present their product to international and Asian trade visitors sharing the space with ITB Berlin and the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. "We will write history!" she said. "This is a first step."

If you are interested in the Asian market, check out our co-exhibitor or brochure distribution registration form. The pavilion is managed by ITB Berlin's LGBT partner Diversity Tourism UG. An IGLTA regional ambassador will represent the association at the trade show.


LGBT Pavillion at ABAV
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ITB Berlin supports the well-established Brazilian Tourism trade show ABAV in Rio de Janeiro (24-26 October) and will host an ITB LGBT Pavilion. IGLTA's Brazilian members as well as IGLTA board member Rika Jean-François of ITB Berlin will represent the association. All interested LGBT tourism suppliers are invited to join. There is the opportunity to participate as a co-exhibitor or with brochure distribution.

For those of you interested in the Brazilian market, check out the registration form. The pavilion is hosted and managed by ITB Berlin and its LGBT partner Diversity Tourism UG.

Additionally, ITB Academy will organize an international seminar on LGBT tourism on Thursday, 25 October. For further information, contact

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Final Olympics Tally: London hotels report rise in ADR, RevPAR
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STR Global said London hotels reported an average occupancy of 88.5% and ADR of £212.22 ($335.03) during the London Olympic Games, which took place 26 July to 12 August. This represents an increase of 4.8% and 86.1%, respectively, compared to the same days in the previous year. More

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New York, Newark airports welcome new hologram
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Because we live in the future, airport officials at LGA, JFK and EWR have installed customer service holograms, one per airport. More

Gay weddings and honeymoons in New York
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Now that gay and lesbian couples can legally marry in New York, it gives plenty of reason to head to the state not only to celebrate and rejoice, but to get hitched and honeymoon. More


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Hong Kong Gay Pride coming in November
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On 10 November, the pride of Hong Kong will radiate across this beaming metropolis in attempts to end the societal stigma against homosexuality. The Hong Kong Pride Parade aims to show to China and the rest of the world that the LGBTI community deserves recognition and equality through a peaceful demonstration of unity and respect. More

UN concerned about the rise of homophobia in Liberia
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Fears are mounting about a possible tightening of legal homophobia in Liberia, a country in West Africa chaired by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. More

New Zealand's minister of justice comes out in support of marriage equality, other LGBT rights
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The New Zealand minister of justice, who previously voted against the country's civil union legislation, has now come out in favor of marriage equality, same-sex couples adopting and legal recognition of gender identity for trans people. More

In pictures: Winning return for Gay Pride Antwerp
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Antwerp's recent pride parade was a successful comeback, thanks to exceptional weather. Check out photos from Têtu's special correspondent. More

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Pride in Montreal images: Flags, pots and policy
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The Pride of Montreal brought together tens of thousands of people recently. French regional adviser Jean-Luc Romero was one of the honorary presidents. More

Prague: A gay pride on but without incident
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Thousands of people marched in Prague recently for the second LGBT festival "Prague Pride," which began at the beginning of the week. "Between 10,000 and 15,000 people took part in the procession according to our estimates," said festival respresentative Kamila Fröhlichova. More

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The rise of the affluent Muslim traveler
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Muslims are predicted to make up almost 1 in 3 of the world's population by 2025, and increasing numbers of well-heeled, well-educated Muslims already are seeking out goods and services that meet their needs — not only at home, but also when they travel. More

IATA reports slight growth in premium air traffic, weakness in Europe
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The International Air Transport Association reported that the number of passengers buying premium seats on international markets grew at a faster rate in June compared to May. More

45 years of stirring the pot
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Ever since the first issue of The Advocate clandestinely rolled off the presses in 1967, the content of the magazine has engendered debate, adulation, and occasionally venom. More

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Showing pride in Uganda
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Recently in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, LGBT activist staged the country's first pride parade. According to The New Yorker, nearly a hundred people came out, despite threats of arrest and safety concerns, to celebrate. More

ASEAN marketing plan to focus on nations' cultural uniqueness
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is putting out what it calls "a clear road map to achieve the tourism objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community, due 2015." More

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Visit Florida reports quarterly increase in visitors, spending
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According to preliminary estimates released today by Visit Florida, the state's official tourism marketing corporation, 22.1 million visitors came to Florida in the second quarter of 2012 (April to June), an increase of 1.3 percent over the same period in 2011. More

The world's record-breaking airports
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London Heathrow, the world's busiest airport in terms of international passengers, has just celebrated its busiest day ever, with 137,000 people departing from the airport on 13 August. More

Vatican supports French in prayer against gay rights
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French bishops are right to insist that children "to grow up with a father and a mother," said the president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, supporting the process of Bishops asking French priests to read a prayer against marriage and adoption by gay couples. More



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