This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit

Home   Membership   Events  Resources   Contact Us   Oct. 9, 2013

A Room With A You-Gotta-See-This-View

Protected from ocean and nestled in cove of white sandy beach and tiny coral islets

Ongoing Member Specials

Accor Hotels
10% off

American Airlines
Use IGLTA's Business ExtrAA number, 751626.

Delta Air Lines
Use IGLTA's SkyBonus number: US0006954.

Avis Car Rental
Special rate with IGLTA AWD# B450300

Hyatt Hotels
10% off with Corporate ID CR05661

Millennium Hotels
15% off



IGLTA to host first convention in Africa
During the association's recent board meeting, Cape Town, South Africa, was selected as the host city for the 33rd Annual Global Convention in 2016. This will be the first time in IGLTA's 30-year history that its premier educational and networking event will be held in an African country. Cape Town follows Madrid in 2014 and Los Angeles in 2015.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Call for convention speakers now open
We are now accepting proposals for educational breakout sessions for our 31st Annual Global Convention in Madrid, 8-10 May 2014. We are looking for dynamic presentations that speak to tourism businesses of all sizes and have a global perspective. The form with complete details is available at Deadline for submissions is 20 November. Please address any questions to
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Meet your ambassador: Alfredo Ferreyra, Argentina
Alfredo H. C. Ferreyra of BUEGay Argentina is our ambassador for Argentina and Uruguay. He was born in Buenos Aires and studied at home and abroad, getting two master's degrees in business administration. He worked for 25 years for IBM before retiring from the position of Latin America Business Control. Since 2001, he founded several companies related to LGBT activities and tourism services. He specializes in personalized and tailor-made services to the LGBT community. He joined IGLTA in 2001 and has served as an ambassador since 2007.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Check-In & Cash-In at Vive Hotel Waikiki

$25 American Express gift card for each night of your stay
Some restrictions apply:
Reservation must be made by October 15th, 2013
Good for stays through November 15th, 2013 808.687.2000


Australian government to challenge same-sex marriage in Australian Capital Territory in court
Gay Star News
The Australian government has indicated it will challenge an attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in Australia's Capital Territory in the courts, claiming such marriages would be unconstitutional.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

On Vieques, destination weddings for gay couples
The New York Times
With growing legalization of same-sex marriage it was just a matter of time before gay couples got the travel pitch for destination weddings.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Newsletter Sponsor: Communigayte

Warning to hotels: Don't post fake review
Review sites like Google, Yelp, Citysearch and even TripAdvisor have taken a huge hit recently in the media for publishing fake reviews. So have a number of so-called reputation management companies for helping foster the practice.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Choosing the right font for your brand
By Jessica Taylor
Whether you're coming up with a new logo, business card, brochure or website, fonts can say a lot about you and your business. Typography helps create an experience for your audience before they have even read a word; it tells a story about you and your business. Recently, we've seen two large companies, Yahoo and Google, change their logos. But, unless you've studied the design of these two logos, it's hard to tell the difference.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Take the WB Studio Tour

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an intimate experience that offers a rare glimpse at real Hollywood at work while bringing guests within inches of the action for a bird’s eye view of actual TV and film projects in the making. Find out more at
Nothing excites like anticipating travel!

Explore the world with your friends and enjoy the benefit of group savings. We deliver memorable group travel programs that match the destination with your interest: Adventure, Culinary, Culture, or Cruising! There are wonders to see and bonds to forge – call Affinity Group Tours to arrange your next trip.

Don’t Wait! Come play tourist with Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Our Navigators will guide your discovery of all the well and little known sights on the island. Book now to enjoy the redesigned adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel and save up to 40% on your next getaway.

Best gay honeymoon destinations
The Huffington Post
After Jeffrey Ward and his husband married in Canada, they left for a South Africa honeymoon that included Cape Town, a Kruger National Park safari, and Victoria Falls. Ward loved it so much that he quit his job at American Airlines and eventually co-purchased African Safari Consultants, a specialty operator and parent company of Savvy Navigator, the division specializing in gay honeymoons.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

US government shutdown will impact travel in a big way
By Suzanne Mason
When the government last shut down in 1995-96, it cost U.S. taxpayers $1.4 billion, the Congressional Research Service estimates. It's too early to tell how much the 2013 shutdown will cost taxpayers, but travel will take a significant hit. From national parks and museums to planes and trains, here's what travelers need to know about the impact of this shutdown.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Build A Powerful Online Presence
iPage makes it easy and affordable to create a powerful website for your business – no experience necessary. Add to that a 24x7 support team and tons of free marketing tools, and you’ve got the recipe for online success! You can drive more traffic and get more customers than ever before.

How the US airline industry found its edge
Harvard Business Review
Ever since Leonardo Da Vinci started scribbling designs for flying machines in his notebook, aviation has attracted bold, blue-sky thinking.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    What to expect from a gay-friendly hotel (Venere Travel Blog)
Gay pride parades spark debate as they become more corporate, mainstream (The Associated Press via The Huffington Post)
Gay marriage 'tourism': How big an economic boom for states? (The Christian Science Monitor)
Would a gay man be welcomed home in Montana? (The New York Times)
Judge legalizes same-sex marriage in New Jersey; governor vows to appeal (

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

Stay connected with through our social media!




IGLTA eNewsletter

Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Patrick McCoy, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2603  
Contribute news

This edition of the IGLTA eNewsletter was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!

Recent issues

Oct. 2, 2013
Sept. 25, 2013
Sept. 18, 2013
Sept. 11, 2013

7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063