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Join us in 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.

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

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.

Industry News

On behalf of Belgium, Elio Di Rupo defends LGBT rights at UN
Têtu    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo, who is openly gay, came out against all forms of discrimination on the rostrum of the United Nations, just days after François Hollande of France. More

IATA revises airlines profit outlook upward to $4.1 billion for 2012
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The International Air Transport Association announced an upward revision to its global aviation outlook for 2012. IATA said the fall in airline profits from the $8.4 billion that the industry earned in 2011 will be cushioned by improved airline performance. 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.

dot429's recent StraightTalk Confrence a huge success
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dot429, a professional network for the LGBT community, recently hosted a conference in New York City. More

San Francisco to protest hateful anti-gay archbishop
Passport Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On Thursday, 4 October, LGBT and allied Californians will protest the installation of the new Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, who has a long track record of virulently anti-gay political activism. 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.

Syria conflict: Aleppo's souk burns as battles rage
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A blaze has swept though ancient markets in Aleppo, activists say, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria's largest city. Reports say hundreds of shops in the souk, one of the best preserved in the Middle East, have been destroyed. More

Malaysia holds seminars to help teachers spot 'gay children'
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The Malaysian government has begun holding seminars aiming to help teachers and parents spot signs of homosexuality in children, underscoring a rise in religious conservatism in the country. 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

Serbia considers ban on gay rights parade over violence fears
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Authorities in Serbia are considering banning a gay rights parade and all other public gatherings in Belgrade this weekend, fearing a repeat of violent scenes two years ago when ultra-nationalists tried to disrupt a similar event. More

Ukraine gives initial approval to anti-gay bill
The Associated Press via Edge on the Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ukrainian lawmakers have given tentative approval to a much-criticized bill that envisions jail time for people who disseminate positive information about gays. 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 Welcomes Everyone

Fall in Durham is great – for everyone. We have great food, theater, and shopping. We hope you’ll visit soon!

Survey: Airlines could do more to meet fliers' mobile demands
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A new survey of more than 2,600 air travelers finds that airlines and airports could do more to provide the kinds of data they want to see on the screens of their mobile devices. More

Budget airlines fly south
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Low-cost carriers in the United States started out with a domestic agenda, mostly serving shorter routes with no first-class frills like multicourse meals or seats that fold out to beds. But as these carriers have grown, their focus has shifted from America to the Americas. 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

Tourists learn — and taste — at Italy's gelato museum
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Italy's la dolce vita just got a little sweeter, thanks to the recent opening of a free museum near Bologna that chronicles the evolution of Italian ice cream and offers tourists the chance to taste and create their own frozen treats. More



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