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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.


IGLTA in Tokyo
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IGLTA Ambassador for Japan Masaki Higashida of Qocci and new IGLTA member Out Asia Travel are co-hosting an LGBT tourism seminar with IGLTA in Shinjuku, Tokyo, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 5 November. IGLTA Media Relations Director LoAnn Halden will participate in the panel discussion, which targets Japanese hotels, travel companies and media. Please share with your travel colleagues in Tokyo who are interested in the LGBT market. For more information or to RSVP, email

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.

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

Southeast Asia looks to draw LGBT travelers
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Asia's tourism industry is working hard at attracting increasing numbers of gay and lesbian travelers with a variety of special promotions and packages, travel news website TTGAsia reported. More

Hurricane Sandy wreaks travel havoc
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Hurricane Sandy has paralyzed travel for roughly a sixth of the U.S. population, and nobody is certain when stranded passengers can get back on jetliners, Amtrak trains or even subways along the Eastern Seaboard. 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.

San Francisco to host gay travel conference, public expo
The Bay Area Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gay tourism will takes center stage in San Francisco as the city hosts Community Marketing's 13th international conference on LGBT tourism, 31 October to 2 November. The event will bring together about 200 travel industry professionals. More

Cuba's new visa policy greeted warmly, but warily, by industry
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While many in the U.S. travel industry were pleasantly surprised by the Cuban government's recent change in policy, lifting the widely reviled exit permits required for Cubans traveling abroad, the move also prompted some concerns about the possibility of a mass exodus of people long deprived of the right to freely travel abroad. 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.

Expedia praised for LGBT-positive video
Metro Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is commending Expedia, one of the world's largest online travel booking companies, for its release of an LGBT-positive video. More

A Private Island in Bora Bora
Book a 3 nights stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and enjoy a romantic soiree under the stars.
Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

Create an unforgettable celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with romantic elegance and a bespoke ceremony experience

Airlines, rail lines form partnerships for travelers
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Air travelers in Canada, France, Germany and Spain may increasingly find that they are doing part of their journey on the ground, as airlines work with rail companies to sell tickets for combined trips. 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!

Tour operators increase market share
PlanetSKI    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new survey claims people are moving away from booking independently and returning to the tour operators. The survey covers year-round holidays to all destinations but is reflected in the ski industry. 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

Baltimore Black Pride: 10 years of history    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first week in October was a milestone in the history of Black LGBT Baltimore. Baltimore Black Pride entered its 10th year of celebrating Black LGBT life and culture. More



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