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Early-bird discount for ITB Berlin
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Join IGLTA in the Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin with a booth share or brochure distribution opportunity and be a part of the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180+ countries will unite for business at ITB, 6-10 March 2013, and the 170m2 Gay Pavilion is the cornerstone for the show's LGBT business. This year's new all-inclusive booth share package features Wi-Fi, refreshments, access to the pavilion's private café for business meetings and more! Brochure distribution partners will have the opportunity to distribute up to 800 pieces of collateral material. Register today and take advantage of our special early-bird offer: receive a 5% discount for all reservations confirmed and paid prior to 31 October 2012.

Advertise in commemorative directory
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In celebration of IGLTA's 30th anniversary, we will be publishing a commemorative directory which will include historical facts and articles about the LGBT movement and the association's history, as well as a listing of our member businesses. This directory will be a keepsake that members will reference for years to come. Don't miss your chance to be part of this influential reference tool. Space is limited, so reserve today. Click here to view the complete media kit. Note that advertising is reserved exclusively for existing IGLTA members.

Remember to vote
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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. If you encounter any difficulties or do not receive your voting link, please contact


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.

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.

Nice tourism continues to shine
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The Nice Office of Tourism & Conventions recently held its annual partner meeting for local businesses participating in the "Nice – Irisée Naturellement" (Nice – A Natural Iridescence) LGBT marketing effort. IGLTA Vice President – Europe Clark Massad provided advice to attendees on how to better adapt their products to the LGBT market, showing examples of successful gay and lesbian advertising campaigns from around the globe. More

Industry News

Finally a Pink Corner for ITB Asia in Singapore
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It is not always easy to fight misconceptions in Asia. But the coming ITB Asia finally managed to get a "Pink Corner" for gay tourism at this coming edition in Singapore. More

Mark your calendar: World Gay Pride 2017 to take place in Madrid
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The Spanish capital has been designated by Interpride to accommodate the largest international LGBT event. 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.

Victory for Pride parades in Russia
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Russia's Supreme Court has ruled that gay pride parades and LGBT rights demonstrations do not violate controversial "gay propaganda" laws. More

Google, IBM to launch LGBT resource guide for India Inc.
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Three multinationals — IBM, Goldman Sachs and Google — and Community Business, a nonprofit organization, have embarked on a mission to convince India of the business case for addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, coming together to launch an LGBT resource guide for India Inc. More

Tourism Cares selects New York City for 10th anniversary project
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New York City's tourism industry will host hundreds of hospitality and tourism industry professionals for 10th Anniversary Tourism Cares Volunteer Project that will benefit Brooklyn and Queens. More

Serbia: A gay pride indoors to circumvent the prohibition
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In the Serbian capital, organizing a gay pride is always subversive. Face with a parade ban and opposed by the public authorities, activists gathered in a building to display their mobilization. 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.

Watch: Expedia debuts new video exploring father's travels to lesbian daughter's wedding
Frontiers    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article, a supporter of marriage equality, released a new video that follows a hesitant father's personal journey to attend his daughter's same-sex wedding. More

European Union 'regrets' the prohibition of Gay Pride in Belgrade
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The European Union "regrets" the decision of the Serbian authorities to prohibit, for the second consecutive year, the Gay Pride, which was scheduled for 6 October, in the capital of Serbia, an EU candidate country. More

New archbishop in gay-friendly Bay Area strongly opposes same-sex marriage
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The Catholic Church has installed Salvatore Cordileone, a leader in the fight against same-sex marriage, as archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. More


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Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

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Robotic suitcase for hands-free luggage
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A robotic suitcase has been designed that follows travelers around, removing the need for them to carry their luggage. More

Japanese firm unveils bomb-detecting departure gate
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Thanks to a new piece of technology created by Japanese firm Hitachi, airline passengers soon may by scanned for bombs as they swipe their boarding pass. More

Come again soon: Hospitality marketers turn to mobile
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A recent interview with La Quinta's chief marketing officer Julie Cary revealed a lot about the mid-level hotel marketing industry and how to stay ahead of the pack. It's no longer about free coffee, breakfast or Wi-Fi. In fact, those are becoming an industry standard. Instead, this CMO is staying ahead by investing in a mobile strategy. 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!

Chicago's Legacy Walk: LGBT history comes to Halsted
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In recognition of October as GLBT History Month, the Board of Directors of the Legacy Project announced that the upcoming dedication of the Legacy Walk will take place 11 October, the 25th anniversary commemoration of National Coming Out Day. More

5 cool places to learn a foreign language abroad
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When you travel to a foreign country, everything from greetings to requests to simple transactions can get "lost in translation." Because learning the language is one of the best ways to understand a culture, why not study it while you're there on vacation? More

Travelers fake disabilities to skip airport queues
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An increasing number of air travelers are faking disabilities to skip queues at security, check-in and departure gates, according to airport and airline staff. 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

Tailing James Bond: 007 destinations
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We love James Bond films for so many reasons: the handsome men and beautiful women, the cool gadgets and outrageous villains, the amazing chases and death-defying stunts. And, of course, the travel tips. Film after film, no one has given us more inspiration to travel the world than James Bond. More

Virgin Galactic commercial spaceline buys The Spaceship Company
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Virgin Galactic announced that it has acquired 100 percent of The Spaceship Company, a sister company. The commercial spaceline company purchased the 30% stake held by Scaled Composites since TSC's formation under a joint venture with Virgin Galactic. More

Mexico reports record-setting increase in international visitors
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Between 2006 and 2011, the number of domestic and foreign visitors to Mexico increased from 162 million to 191.5 million, an increase of 18.2% increase and an historic record, according to the Sixth Government Report on Tourism released by Mexico Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevera. More



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