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Bylaws vote results
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Thank you to our members for turning out in record numbers to vote in favor of the transition from an elected board of directors to an appointed board. A total of 343 global members voted on the bylaw proposition (a much higher level of participation than during our past board elections), with 73.6% voting yes. A board nominating committee, made up of present board members, general IGLTA members and the president/CEO, will be formed over the next couple of months. In February, an open call will be sent to the entire IGLTA membership inviting those interested in applying for a position on the board to submit an application.

Chic Champagne & Canapés at World Travel Market
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Platinum Partner Chic Outlet Shopping® invites IGLTA members to a midday "Champagne & Canapés" networking reception during London's World Travel Market, 5-8 November. Enjoy refreshments and register for a chance to win a Chic Shopping Certificate valid at one of the nine Villages located in LGBT-friendly gateway cities throughout Europe. Mark your calendar for 6 November from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the Chic Outlet Shopping® stand, GV380, located in the Global Village at WTM. RSVP today, click here.

A 'Wicked' night out with IGLTA and made
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IGLTA and made invite you and a guest to a performance of the hit musical "Wicked." Take a much-needed break from a long day at World Travel Market and join us at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on 6 November at 6:30 p.m. (show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.). The event is free to IGLTA members and their guests, but you must RSVP to let us know you are coming. Click here to reserve your space.

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

LGBT travel steps out of the closet at ITB Asia
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With gay and lesbian travel being one of the fastest growing market segments in the industry, ITB Asia, Asia's largest travel trade show, has for the first time set up a "Pink Corner" at the three-day event in Singapore. More

TSA to replace backscatter scanners
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The full-body scanners that have become a routine part of air travel are now being replaced by millimeter wave scanners in some of the nation's largest airports. NBC's Tom Costello reports. 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.

Tour operators slash 2013 Europe prices
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A favorable dollar-to-euro exchange rate and growing flexibility on the part of suppliers have enabled tour operators to cut prices of their 2013 Europe product by between 2% and 18%, compared with 2012 prices. More

What the wedding industry needs to know about gay weddings
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Bernadette Coveney Smith writes, "When I first started my company, which specializes in planning same-sex weddings, it was called It's About Time. Back then, it was about time." More

Older travelers become a potential profit center for travel and hospitality industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The growing 65-and-older set loves to travel — but to cash in, hotel chains need to be prepared to accommodate the needs and preferences of older travelers. 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 couple wins lawsuit against bed and breakfast
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When a gay couple was told they couldn't have a double room at a bed and breakfast, they sued for discrimination. And they won the case, according to the Agence France-Presse. More

Palermo wins right to host Italian Gay Pride 2013
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The capital of Sicily is going to host the LGBT event, despite books and newspaper reports saying the island is dangerous for gays. 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

Air Canada flight finds stranded Australian yacht
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They were ready to land in Australia, at the end of a 14-hour international flight, when the 270 passengers of an Air Canada flight were suddenly thrown into a high-seas search-and-rescue operation. 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!

Ghost tours grow in popularity
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Ghost tours are part of a phenomenon dubbed "dark tourism," which focuses on sites associated with death or tragedy. They appeal to people who like feeling simultaneously scared, but not vulnerable, tour operators say. More

Beer tourism: How far would you travel for a brew?
Omaha World Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
They're clutching mugs and sipping frothy brews in places a few hundred miles from Nebraska and spots more than 5,000 miles away. It's called beer tourism, and it's on the rise. 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

Hop is a suitcase that follows you around hands-free
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For those who tire of dragging a heavy piece of luggage through the airport, a new hands-free suitcase will do all the work for you. More



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