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Celebrate LGBT tourism with IGLTA and Flanders
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Please visit IGLTA 7-10 November at the Global Village of World Travel Market, ExCel London, stand GV203. We're proud to once again booth share with our partner HotelRez/World Rainbow Hotels at this key business-to business event for global travel professionals. On 9 November, join Director Tourism Flanders-Brussels Pier Paolo Solinas, IGLTA European Ambassador Clark Massad and IGLTA UK Ambassador Stirland Martin for the Tourism Flanders-Brussels/IGLTA Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. in the Tourism Flanders-Brussels stand #EM 1200-1220. It's a great opportunity to meet other IGLTA members and hear the latest news on the 2013 World Outgames in Antwerp.

IGLTA featured in European travel guide
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French-speaking LGBT travelers have a new companion for European getaways courtesy of Le Petit Futé. Look for the IGLTA logo on the recently released Europe Gay and Lesbian 2012, a 360-page edition with destinations ranging from Germany, Belgium and Spain to Malta, Croatia and Slovenia. For more information,

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members at
  • Travel Gay Canada Conference: 16-18 November in Montreal, Canada. The second annual Travel Gay Canada Conference is the largest LGBT travel and tourism conference in Canada.
  • NTA Convention: 5-9 December in Las Vegas, USA. NTA's annual all-member convention brings together the most diverse group of buyers and sellers of any travel industry show.
  • ITB Berlin: 7-11 March, 2012, in Berlin, Germany. The world's largest trade show and convention for travel professionals.

A gay wedding windfall for New York
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New York may reap $310 million over the next three years from license fees, taxes, and tourism related to same-sex weddings, according to a May report by four New York state senators. More

Allure of the Seas to host 'largest gay cruise in history' 29 January
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Los Angeles-based gay travel company Atlantis Events has chartered Royal Caribbean International's 5,400-guest Allure of the Seas ship for a seven-night Caribbean cruise departing Fort Lauderdale on 29 January. More

Goa tourism to woo gay tourists
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Goa tourism is planning to attract gay tourists in the future. LGBT tourism is on rise in India, and Goa tourism wants biggest share of gay tourists traveling to the country in the near future. More

IGLTA Global Convention heads to Spain for first time
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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association's 31st Annual Global Convention will be held in Madrid! But not until in May 2014. This will be the first time IGLTA's premier event will hit Spain. More

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Thailand flood update
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand has created a useful online resource at regarding the ongoing flood crisis that has affected much of central Thailand and some northern suburbs of Bangkok. More

The suitcase you can party with
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Tommy Sandhu, in a regular look at the technology of travel, tries out a suitcase with an integrated sound system. More

Greek tour operators react to civil strife in Athens
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Athens' Syntagma Square, outside the Greek parliament building, has been the scene of large crowds of protesters recently that have at times reached at least 100,000. More

5 best websites for tracking loyalty programs
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Overwhelmed by all those loyalty programs for airlines, hotel chains, and car rental companies? These five rewards-tracking sites monitor your account balances and remind you before your hard-earned points expire. More

Tour promoter: India can tap booming gay tourism sector
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India can close its eyes and miss the global gay tourism bus, an international gay tour promoter said in Panaji even as the Goa government unceremoniously dropped a session on LGBT tourism from a state-sponsored travel and tourism mart. More

Preferred Pride hotel program caters to LGBT travelers
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Nearly 100 preferred hotel group members have joined together to create Preferred Pride, a network of independently owned and operated hotels that cater to the needs of the LGBT community. In addition to being "gay welcoming," these hotels offer equal opportunity employment and are active in their efforts to support the LGBT community. More

That's Ridiculous! Travel is going to the dogs — and it's our fault
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Travelers with pets are passionate and vocal, but where is that outrage when it comes to the inhumane conditions that human passengers sometimes have to endure? More

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