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Contribute to Stonewall National Museum Travel Exhibit
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IGLTA is proud to partner with the Stonewall National Museum and Archives on an exhibition documenting 30 years of LGBT travel — the destinations, the marketing, the pioneers. This exciting project will debut at our 30th anniversary Annual Global Convention, 2-4 May 2013 in Chicago. We're interested in collecting stories, memorabilia, and images from our member destinations and businesses that have paved the way for LGBT travel today. For more information, please contact by 16 November 2012.

New consumer initiative launches
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As we approach our 30th anniversary, IGLTA is officially launching a business to consumer outreach program to complement our respected business to business operation. This initiative is a technology-driven partnership with Out Escapes, a dynamic company that offers handpicked travel and event packages for and reviewed by LGBT travelers in a flash-sale format. The Out Escapes collaboration provides opportunities for all of our member business types to participate and directly engage gay travelers. Look for a more detailed email communication from IGLTA this week that outlines the benefits and steps to submit packages to Out Escapes. Please send questions to

Last week 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

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.

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. More

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. More

Industry News

Gay marriage is a shot of adrenaline for the U.S. economy
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Everyone has their own opinions about marriage and what it means to be a couple. But, what about the economic impacts of gay marriage? Well as it turns out, gay marriage could give a much needed boost to the U.S. economy. More

Asia's first gay sports tournament begins in Nepal
Agence France-Presse via New York Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The tournament features basketball, volleyball, football, martial arts and tennis, said The Blue Diamond Society, Nepal's leading gay rights group. 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.

Anti-gay hostility on the rise in Russia
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Russia's embattled gay and lesbian community has had a lot to contend with in recent months. More

Merged airline giant to fly South America's first Dreamliner
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It's been a big year for Chile's airline industry. In June, the country's flag carrier LAN completed its takeover of Brazil's biggest airline TAM. In recent weeks the aptly named merged group, LATAM, has welcomed the continent's first ever Dreamliner 787 to its runways. More

London mayor: The marriage for all — 'What's the fuss?'
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According to the mayor of London, same-sex marriage is a matter of equality. More

UN's Michel Sidibé: Homophobic laws are serious obstacles to an effective response against AIDS
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Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS director, discusses the relationship between criminalization of homosexuality and the spread of HIV in the world, during a working visit to Paris. 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.

Gay wedding goes ahead in China despite official hindrance
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China's Fujian province has seen its first ever public gay wedding between two young men, who already had made history by getting engaged in nearby Guangdong province. More

American Airlines launches meal reservation program
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If you are a premium class customer on American Airlines and you can predict what you'll be hungry for by the time your flight takes off, you can now pre-order your entrée. 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

New York's High Line: Why cities want parks in the sky
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Once an elevated freight railway track, New York's High Line is now an oasis for pedestrians. It has been so popular that other cities are following suit, with plans to replicate the formula in London. What is the secret of its success? More

Starwood Hotels extends free night offer for travel professionals
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. said it is extending the deadline for its new resorts campaign through 21 October. The campaign, which was originally set to expire on 14 October, has received strong travel professional response from around the globe. Thousands of travel professionals have completed the four-minute module and earned a free night at a Starwood resort. 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!

Egypt reopens Pyramid of Chefren in Giza after restoration project
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Following last year's uprising where the Arab Spring deposed President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has seen a big decline in the amount of tourists wanting to visit. Now, with the reopening of one of Giza's great pyramids, the country is hoping to lure travelers back. More

After a slack period, hotels are sprucing up
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Hotel owners in the United States are increasing their spending on improvements to their properties this year, upgrading guest rooms, restaurants, technology and other amenities. 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

Travel apps lead industries in usage growth
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Travel companies are digging deeper into mobile app development as they aim to connect with consumers at all points during the travel journey. That means providing mobile services that support everything travelers are doing during their excursions, from planning to booking to sharing their experiences. More

Deliciously kitschy and 'Crap Souvenirs'
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Marnie Hunter writes, "I recently became the proud owner of a bobblehead moose magnet. The jaunty little guy sports a Nova Scotia T-shirt, and while made in China, he reminds me of a lovely Canadian adventure lacking only in a real moose." More



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