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Remember to vote
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We hope you've been following the updates about proposed changes to the association's bylaws. The IGLTA board proposes that the organization makes the transition from an elected volunteer board to an appointed volunteer board. Please visit for links to the bylaws, proposed changes and other pertinent information. Voting will close on 20 October at 12:15 a.m. EDT.

Each member will receive an email from to cast their vote. This email will contain a secure link to vote, unique to each voter. You then will be prompted to create a password for the voting site; this password is unique to the voting site and is not the same password used to access After creating your password you will be able to cast you ballot.

If you encounter any difficulties or do not receive your voting link, please contact For more information on voting security, visit

Meet us in NYC
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Join IGLTA for the New York City edition of our national travel meet-up series on 1 October. We'll be at The Muse Hotel from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a great opportunity for IGLTA members and other travel enthusiasts to share their experiences, network, and enjoy light fare and wine compliments of Kimpton Hotels and Barefoot Wine. Feel free to bring a colleague or friend, but please RSVP.

IGLTA & Travel Gay Canada
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Join us 11 October from 5-7 p.m. for a networking reception at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, to celebrate the Third Annual Travel Gay Canada LGBT Tourism Conference. This reception, sponsored in part by the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Tourism Victoria and Travel Gay Canada, will provide an opportunity for those involved within the tourism industry to come together, network, and hear about IGLTA's initiatives from IGLTA Chair Tanya Churchmuch. All IGLTA members are invited to attend. Those interested in additional information on the LGBT travel market may attend an educational session hosted by IGLTA and Travel Gay Canada prior to the reception. The session is complimentary to IGLTA members; nonmembers $25. RSVP required for both.

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.


IFTM in Paris
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Nearly 30,000 travel professionals representing 1,150 brands and 160 destinations were present at the recent International French Travel Market trade fair in Paris. More than 30 IGLTA members and global partner brands were represented, including IGLTA member Iceland Express as part of the Iceland stand, marking its first presence at IFTM. Heimir Már Pétursson, PR manager for Iceland Express, said of the fair: "IFTM is an excellent platform to meet all kinds of tour operators who specialize in everything from hiking, mountain, and self-driving trips to package tours to events like Reykjavik Gay Pride. Iceland Express joined IGLTA last year; we support our LGBT staff members and are pleased to serve our LGBT customers."

Industry News

1st openly gay member of Hong Kong legislature fighting for democracy, marriage
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These are mountains to climb, but Raymond Chan, the first gay MP said of Hong Kong, said he was determined to push the rock up the reform of the legalization of gay marriage and the democratization of the Chinese megalopolis. 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.

How to survive a plane crash: Fly economy class
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Air passengers flying in economy class are more likely to survive a plane crash, according to a new study. More

Paris Council supports city's candidacy to Gay Games
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A vow of municipal executive in Paris passed a resolution, signifying the official support of Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and his assistants for the application of the Gay Games to the capital in 2018. More

A little bit of planning can mean a lot more traveling. Traveling by train will enhance your entire European experience: no airport hassles or wasted time, and more leisurely gourmet dining as you gaze through panoramic windows while being whisked from city center to city center. It’s no wonder trains are so popular, so make sure you book in advance to get the best prices and most choices. More info
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.
13th Annual LGBT Tourism Conference!
13th Annual LGBT Tourism Conference! San Francisco, Oct 31-Nov 2. Learn, update strategies, make great connections! 30+ speakers! The premiere marketing, sales, and research forum to help you reach LGBT travelers: Online and print advertising, mobile, market research, diversity segments, sales techniques, ROI tracking, community involvement, press relations and more.

Poll: Many gay people subjected to violence in Taiwan
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Among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Taiwan, 35% have been physically or mentally abused by their partners, but very few seek official help, according to poll results. More


Enjoy 3 nights on our Private Island. Get daily breakfasts and 1 night free. Contact your travel agent. MORE
Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

Create an unforgettable celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with romantic elegance and a bespoke ceremony experience

Apple's secret plan to join iPhones with airport security
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What if you found yourself stuck alone at a faraway airport — with no money, credit cards or ID? How easily could you fly back home again? You might survive if you had a smartphone. More

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.
Durham's Got Lots
of Pride

NC’s Pride Parade is held in the state’s most diverse city – Durham - where everyone is welcome. Be in on the action. See you soon!

Cruise lines adopt new lifeboat policy
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The new policy, unveiled by the Cruise Lines International Association and the European Cruise Council, requires all crew members to practice launching and loading a lifeboat at least once every six months. More

Gay marriage bill defeated in Australian Senate
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The Australian Senate has rejected a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, mirroring the result in the lower house. 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

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai predicts 80% occupancy over 2 years for world's tallest hotel
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Marriott's crown jewel, the 72-floor JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, will be the tallest hotel in the world when it opens in December and business already is pouring in. More

A speedier trip through airport security could come within a decade
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These days air travelers are used to shoes off, laptops and liquids out, and hands up for a body scan when they go through airport security. But the checkpoint of the future could make screening a comparative breeze, not just faster but stress-free as well. More



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