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Donate the perfect holiday gift
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The IGLTA Holiday Travel Auction opens for bidding on 30 November at 12 p.m. and we need donations from our incredibly diverse membership to make it a success. This is a fun way to help the association and showcase your business to LGBT travelers at the same time. We'll be promoting the auction, which will close 7 December, in upcoming newsletters and on our Facebook page. To donate a travel item or get more information, please contact

Enter to win a women's only holiday
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IGLTA has united with Media Partner Curve magazine to collect data on the rarely tracked lesbian travel market. Please share this link with colleagues; one lucky survey participant will win a hotel stay in Miami Beach from IGLTA member The Angler's Boutique Resort: Click here to win.

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Attention Travel Professionals: We are pleased to announce the second edition of FITUR LGBT in the wake of the positive results achieved by the first event. This exhibition area of the fair came about with the objective of publicizing the important gay segment and its particularities in terms of the supply and demand for tourism services in this community. The next edition aims to promote, expand and internationalize the event.

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.

Singapore Airlines introduces Scoot Airline
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Singapore Airlines has revealed its new low-cost subsidiary, Scoot Airline. Scoot Airlines is slated to be launched middle of 2012. The airline, to operate out of Changi Airport Terminal 2, will offer no-frills service and will service medium to long haul routes. More

Renting a house for London 2012 more popular choice for French, Spanish and US visitors
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Renting a house for the London Olympics in 2012 is proving to be a more popular accommodation choice for some overseas groups and families looking for a place to stay during the 2012 games than others, according to London Property Rental 2012. More

Brazil: How to prepare
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Carnaval in Rio De Janerio is legendary and the city's gay beach at Ipanema is increasingly drawing a global, jet-setting crowd. Soon you will be hearing a lot more about Brazil as the South American country will host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association convention in 2012, the Olympics 2016 and the World Cup 2014. More

Thailand flood update: Central Bangkok mostly dry
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As of 7 November, central Bangkok, Thailand, remains mostly dry, although some streets in outlying areas of city center such as Lad Prao and Chatuchak have been partially flooded. The flood situation remains serious. Tourism districts such as Silom, Sukhumvit Road and Siam remain unaffected. More

Alaska Airlines to operate 75 flights from Seattle using biofuel
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Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the U.S. powered by biofuel. The first two flights will depart Seattle on 9 November, one for Washington D.C., and one for Portland, Ore. More

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Euromonitor's WTM global trends report: Social media at the frontline of tourism marketing activity
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The report highlights the eight key emerging travel and tourism trends worldwide, providing insight on how the tourism industry can entice the next generation of travelers despite looming economic uncertainty. More

Facebook comments coming to Cruise Log
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Cruise Loggers, we want to alert you to an important change coming to our commenting system. Beginning 9 November, the travel section will replace our current system with commenting from Facebook. Once the change takes effect, you will need an active Facebook account to submit comments on the site. More

Amex survey: Americans spending more on holiday travel
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Three in 10 Americans plan to travel for the holidays this year, with 42 percent of these travelers planning to increase their holiday travel budget compared to last year. While the percentage of Americans planning to travel for the holidays is consistent with 2010, they are planning to spend significantly more. More

United plans to buy 20 million gallons of biofuel per year
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United Continental Holdings said that its subsidiary Continental Airlines is operating the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels. Flight 1403, a Boeing 737-800, departs Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport at 10:30 a.m. for Chicago O'Hare International Airport. More

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