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IGLTA networking at WTM
We are pleased to offer a variety of networking opportunities for our members attending World Travel Market in London this year:

  • On 5 November IGLTA will once again host a member networking reception with made to unite the LGBT-friendly attendees at WTM. Join us at Ku Klub Soho, 25 Frith Street, for conversation, complimentary drinks, and entertainment from 19:00-22:00. Plus, we'll have a raffle for great travel and entertainment prizes to benefit the nonprofit IGLTA Foundation. For more details, please RSVP.

  • Please join IGLTA and Platinum Partner Chic Outlet Shopping for the Chic Champagne and Canapés member networking reception at World Travel Market, ExCel London, Global Village, stand GV430 from 12:30-14:30 on 4 November. You can enter to win an EUR250 gift certificate to spend at any of the nine Chic Outlet Shopping Villages in Europe. Please RSVP.

  • IGLTA staff/ambassadors will be available to meet throughout the show, 3-6 November in the ETOA stand, GV400. To request a specific appointment at the IGLTA booth, please email

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    Small business spotlight
    Thanks to a forward-thinking group of small business owners, IGLTA was created in 1983. This ongoing feature showcases the current small business members of our association, such as Global Excellence Inc. in Rhode Island (U.S.), a team of travel advisors that can ensure perfect plans from business travel to destination weddings or honeymoons; and Kyoto Traveler's Inn in the city's Okazaki area, close to temples and shrines and great dining options, including a Michelin three-star restaurant that is only one minute away.
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    Las Vegas now 'more' open for business
    VideoBriefLas Vegas has stepped up its marketing efforts to attract gay and lesbian travelers from all over the world. National television campaigns started earlier in the year that played off the "What happens here, stays here" mantra, and was given a boon with the appeals' court decision to legalize gay marriage in Nevada in October.
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    Israel: Gay surrogacy bill passes first reading in Knesset
    Pink News
    The bill, first announced in January, is intended to stop the need for gay Israeli couples to go abroad to adopt by granting same-sex couples the right to have children via surrogates in Israel. It was first submitted to the Ministerial Committee for Legislation by Health Minister Yael German, however it had stalled in March when housing minister Uri Ariel appealed against it, claiming the bill creates "moral and ethical" questions.
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    Ted Olson: 'Point of no return' on gay marriage passed
    Former solicitor general Theodore Olson, the Republican lawyer who argued Bush v. Gore and the challenge to California's Proposition 8, says the Supreme Court through action and inaction this month passed "the point of no return" on same-sex marriage.
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      Loews Regency Hotel New York

    The re-imagination of the new Loews Regency sets a new standard in luxury and thoughtful design with the traveler’s needs in mind.

    With thoughtful service genuinely delivered, our goal is to make sure you can focus on your plans while visiting New York City, whatever the reason for your visit.

    Thousands march in Taipei, Taiwan's, gay pride parade
    Focus Taiwan News Channel
    Tens of thousands of people marched through Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct. 25 in a colorful annual tradition to call for rights and more visibility for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and other sexual minorities.
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    Philippine transgender murder becomes a rallying point for LGBT rights
    The burial of transgender woman Jennifer Laude has sparked a "National Day of Outrage" in the Philippines, with LGBT organizations staging candlelight vigils across the country recently. A U.S. Marine has been accused of her killing. "We will deliver messages of solidarity and push for justice," says Charlese Saballe, chairwoman of the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP).
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    International visitors to US expected to reach record 88.3 million in 2014
    International tourism to the U.S. is expected to grow to 88.3 million annual visitors 2019, a 27 percent increase and more than 18 million more visitors than arrived in the U.S. in 2013. This revised forecast was released by the U.S. Department of Commerce recently and it was based on the National Travel and Tourism Office's 2014 Fall Travel Forecast.
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    NEXT Vacations exclusive cruise groups

    Pursue your passion for screening the best new independent gay and lesbian films on Modern Luxury cruises designed for the entire LGBT community, our families, friends and supporters. Cinema Diverse at Sea is NEXT Vacations’ exclusive groups aboard Celebrity Cruises and include All-Access film festival pass in one low fare.


    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
    Halifax, founded by General Edward Cornwallis in 1749, still preserves many of its original buildings and fortifications. Today it is a vibrant city, bustling with tourists who arrive by air, rail, ship and automobile to explore the wealth of beauty and history that the city has to offer. More info

    How online marketing is changing travel
    Travel Pulse
    Advertisers no longer interrupt consumers — they complement them. This extends to the travel industry and beyond. The growth of online marketing, personalized marketing and mobile app use has changed the way travel companies do business. While TV ads and billboards are still relevant, online marketing rules these days.
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    The Premier Men's Resort of Palm Springs
    Originally built in 1940 in the California Mission Style, and former home to many Hollywood luminaries, recently upgraded with the same great vibe we have been known for MORE
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