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IGLTA at IFTM in Paris
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IGLTA members and partners met 22 September for the first member networking reception held during IFTM in Paris. Boutique hotel Abba Montparnasse hosted the event, which allowed guests to meet IGLTA Vice President of Marketing Deborah Sas on her first official trip to France with the association. Three participants won luxury prizes offered by Global Partner ChicOutlet Shopping® and Abba Hotels. After a glass of champagne provided by the 20 Prieuré Hotel and a tour of the newly renovated rooms of the trendy Abba Montparnasse, the guests received a VIP bag from Chic Outlet Shopping®. The successful networking evening opened the trade show season with rainbow colors! Check out the IGLTA Facebook page for photos taken by IGLTA member Eric Lahurte, BL Productions.

IGLTA's debut at FITA in Mexico City
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IGLTA received a 22-square-meter booth for the 22-25 September FITA show (Feria Internacional de Turismo de las Americas) in Mexico City, presenting to the more than 800 national and international participants. FITA is the biggest tourism trade fair for the city, and there are now plans for IGLTA involvement in a full LGBT pavilion at FITA 2012. IGLTA's Ambassador to Mexico Ron Kuijpers participated in an LGBT seminar at the event. Visit our Facebook page for photos from FITA.

New Delhi to host Asian gay and lesbian tourism forum
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Tourism and hospitality professionals from across India and throughout Asia will convene in New Delhi on 28 November for Community Marketing's first Asian Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Tourism, in partnership with American Airlines, IGLTA, Out Journeys and Pink Banana Media. More

Trick-or-treat travel
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Ghosts, goblins and gays are synonymous with Halloween. And if you're looking for a spooktacular LGBT-friendly destination to spend the holiday, here are Elsewhere's picks. More

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Tourism drive in the pink
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The Northern Territory, Australia, is hungry for more gays. Tourism NT has quietly launched a campaign to attract the "pink dollar." The move has been criticised by some tour operators. More

SkyTeam welcomes China Airlines to its network
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China Airlines joins SkyTeam as its 15th member. China Airlines is also the first airline from Chinese Taipei to join SkyTeam. More

IATA steps up efforts to improve aviation security experience
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The International Air Transport Association has launched a new lobbying campaign asking governments and other aviation stakeholders to work with airlines to improve security and the flying experience. More

Hotel rates near pre-recession prices — and rising
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In the first week of September, the average room rate in the U.S. rose to $107, just short of the high mark of $110 set in March 2008, according to the latest statistics from Smith Travel Research Global in Tennessee. More

Cramped in coach, or the science of sleep
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Have trouble sleeping on overnight flights in coach? Then apparently you weren't on TAM airline's Flight 8082 from São Paulo to New York a couple of weeks ago. More

Pining for the days of airborne glamour
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Joe Sharkey writes, "Last week, after watching the first episode of the much-publicized new television show 'Pan Am,' I called my friend Rene Foss to inquire about her exciting life on the job." More

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