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IGLTA reception at IFTM, Paris
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You're invited to IGLTA's premiere Member Networking Reception during IFTM Top Résa on Thursday, 22 September, at 19:00 CEST (GMT +1). Free for IGLTA members and their guests, attendees will be entered to win surprise packages! The reception will be held at the Abba Montparnasse Hotel, 20 bis rue de la Gaité (Metro: Edgard Quinet – line 6 or Gaité – line 13). Sponsored by Abba Hotels and La Vallée Village. Please RSVP by clicking here.

Travel Auction now live
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The IGLTA Travel Auction is open for bidding until 21 September at 20:00 EDT. We need your support. This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items. We'll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Place a "WATCH" on your favorites so you aren't outbid. For more information, please visit our website:

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IGLTA's European Adventure at Sea
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IGLTA and its partners added pizazz to the on-board activities of the recent Gay Attitude cruise with colorful prizes and promotions. Organized for the third year by IGLTA member Attitude-Travels, the 10-day cruise returned to Marseille on 9 September after calling in six exotic Mediterranean ports. IGLTA Global Partner Chic Outlet Shopping® provided beach bags for the 760 passengers as well as VIP Discount Vouchers and a 250€ (US$342) shopping spree for one lucky winner. MyGayTrip furnished landing cards with information on local LGBT businesses and points of interest. Prizes were offered by the tourism offices of Deauville, Cannes and Nice as well as Made, le 20 Prieuré Hotel and Rail Europe. Check out the IGLTA Facebook page for photos and more information.

Enter to win a women's only holiday
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IGLTA has united with Media Partner Curve magazine to collect data on the rarely tracked lesbian travel market. Please share this link with colleagues; one lucky survey participant will win a hotel stay in Miami Beach from IGLTA member The Angler's Boutique Resort: Click here to win.

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members at
  • Out & Equal Annual Summit: 25-28 October in Dallas, USA. The Summit boasts more than 2,300 attendees who participate in more than 125 workshops and caucuses all designed to create an inclusive workplace. The Summit justly deserves its international reputation as the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace.

United Nations tourism trends for September
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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

ITB Berlin the trendsetter in the gay and lesbian travel market
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ITB, the leading travel trade show, is stepping up its activities in the market for gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender tourism. Only recently, ITB Berlin became the first tourism trade fair to gain a seat on the supervisory board of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. More

ASTA study finds travel agents optimistic about stronger profits
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According to a new survey released by the American Society of Travel Agents, ASTA travel agent members expect to see stronger profits in 2011 and 2012, on par with 2008 profit levels. More

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Newsflash: Gays spend lots of money on travel
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The late American lesbian feminist and author Susan Sontag once said of travel: "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." More

Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is launched
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Fifteen years after the Rainbow Alliance was created to promote LGBT and LGBT-friendly tourism in the Fort Lauderdale area, the board members realized they needed to do more for the community. More

Why it is smart to go after gay Canadian travelers
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Travel Gay Canada has announced the findings of its second research study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified travelers. The finding? Gay Canadians show a market size of $7 billion annually. More

Gay and lesbian tripping: We're here, we're queer, we'd like a king beachview please
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Just because we're seeing more brands like Hilton and W taking full-page ads in gay publications doesn't mean the same-sex niche is a new phenomenon. To see where it started, you need only look at longstanding gay vacation destinations. More

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