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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.
  • Join IGLTA 8 November for a special evening at the London Palladium for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new take on "The Wizard of Oz." Only two tickets are available per IGLTA member, and you must RSVP by 4 November. Thanks to event sponsor made for this theatrical treat!
  • 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.
  • London's May Fair Hotel, a five-star icon of expressive design, is pleased to welcome IGLTA members for a networking reception on Wednesday evening, 9 November, during World Travel Market. Please join us for drinks in the hotel's Quince Salon located on Stratton Street in May Fair (Greenpark tube station) from 7:30-9:30 p.m. IGLTA members also will receive a 15% discount for dinner in Quince restaurant following the reception. Space is limited, so please RSVP today.

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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.

Newest IGLTA members
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IGLTA welcomes all new members who have joined the association in the month of September. Click here to see who joined!

Brazil appellate court says gay marriage is legal
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Brazil's top appeals court has ruled that two women can legally be married. It's the highest court in Brazil to uphold a gay marriage. More

Brazilian court: 'Sexual orientation should not be an excuse'
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Brazil's highest court decided that a lesbian couple could legally marry because "sexual orientation should not be an excuse" to deny marriage to gays. More

Global air passenger traffic rises 5.6% in September
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The International Air Transport Association reported passenger traffic was up 5.6% in September, compared to the same month a year ago, and also was stronger than the 4.6 percent year-over-year growth recorded in August. More

Cancun reports no damage from Rina; storm downgraded
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The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that Rina is moving away from the area, and there have been no reports of damage. All tourist destinations are open and fully operational, including Cancun International Airport, hotels, parks, ecotourism, tours and archaeological sites. More

Thailand floods: Fears ease in Bangkok as barriers hold
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Thai officials say the center of Bangkok looks to have escaped the worst of the severe flooding which has inundated other parts of the country. But humanitarian organizations say residents in areas already under water will need help for weeks to come. More

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The gay traveler: Pompous vs. cautious
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Dane Steele Green writes, "As a gay man myself, I am more than thrilled to learn of new advancements, strides and political reform surrounding the LGBT sphere." More

Holiday travel: Will flight prices drop?
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Just before Christmas 2008, the lowest round-trip airfare between New York and Los Angeles leaving just before the holiday and returning the Sunday after was about $900 roundtrip, including taxes. But as this Dec. 11, 2008 NPR radio interview revealed, had you waited until a couple of weeks before the holiday, the same route would have cost just $391 roundtrip (on nonstop flights no less). More

Amtrak expands Wi-Fi access, addresses filtering of gay sites
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Amtrak has confirmed it is conducting a soft launch of free Wi-Fi service on its Northeast Regional trains, which include those serving Washington, D.C. More

London's oldest gay cafe closes
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London's oldest gay cafe closed Oct. 29, the BBC reported. First Out Cafe was the city's first daytime gay venue, opening in 1986. More

Britain maintains its threat of sanctions against homophobic countries
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At the end of Commonwealth summit, Prime Minister David Cameron said that British aid should depend on the particular rights of homosexuals. More

ITB trendsetter in the gay and lesbian travel market
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International acceptance of gay and lesbian travelers is increasing and as a result, this lucrative segment of the tourism market also is receiving greater attention. More

Switzerland Tourism becomes first GayComfort™ certified national tourism authority
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Switzerland Tourism, the official tourism office for Switzerland, has become the first national tourism organization to join the GayComfort™ training and certification program. More

Zimbabwe prime minister gay friendly — was he sincere?
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LGBT associations welcome the recent statements of Morgan Tsvangirai, who said he wanted to protect the rights of gays, but his entourage said he was misquoted. More

Minneapolis unveils new travel tagline, logo
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Meet Minneapolis has unveiled "City by Nature" as the new tag line for its travel and tourism marketing. More

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