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Successful networking at WTM
Hundreds of IGLTA members from around the globe gathered in the penthouse suite of London's Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel on 6 November for a networking reception in conjunction with World Travel Market. Hosted by the Radisson Blu Edwardian, made and "Mamma Mia!", members enjoyed breathtaking views of the London skyline and a much-needed break after three days of intense deal-making at the trade fair. One lucky winner walked away with two tickets to see the production of "Mamma Mia!" anywhere in the world. Check out the event photos on the IGLTA Facebook page.
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Meet your ambassador: Ylan Chrem, Latin America
Ylan Chrem, our ambassador for Latin America, has been a world traveler since a young age. At age 17 he decided to leave his beloved Peru and went to study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he improved his knowledge of Hebrew, Japanese and French and received a degree in tourism studies.
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Call for convention speakers now open
We are now accepting proposals for educational breakout sessions for our 31st Annual Global Convention in Madrid, 8-10 May 2014. We are looking for dynamic presentations that speak to tourism businesses of all sizes and have a global perspective. The form with complete details is available at Deadline for submissions is 20 November. Please address any questions to
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Gay couples travel to New Zealand to wed
All China Women's Federation
More than a third of the same-sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, according to figures released by the government statistics agency.
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Chicago's LGBT community celebrates marriage equality victory in Illinois
Progress Illinois
It's estimated that marriage equality could provide a boon for Illinois' sluggish economy. The legalization of same-sex marriage may generate between $54 million and $103 million in new spending in the state over the first three years, according to a report from the Williams Institute.
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Hawaii passes marriage equality
The Advocate
After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.
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How do you achieve hypergrowth? Count on the customer
By Tonya Eckert
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Russian gays tackle prejudice through sport
Agence France-Presse via Yahoo New Zealand Sport
As badminton players dash around a court in a sports hall on the edge of Moscow, nothing appears out of the ordinary — except for the banner proclaiming "Sport against homophobia."
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Gay travel: The unique world of Key West
Passport Magazine
Joseph Pedro writes, "Returning to Key West after far too long, my first thought is: it's really easy to fall in love with this place. For one thing, it's beautiful, feeling more like the Caribbean than South Florida, but with the convenience of the latter."
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    LGBT tourists spend more on travel (West)
Cancun gets on board with pink tourism (Mexico News Network via YouTube)
Same-sex marriage legalization in 1 Australian district may be short-lived (The Christian Science Monitor)
Ecotourism rules in 2013 (By Archita Datta Majumdar)
Why your website needs to work across multiple devices (By Mayur Kisani)

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