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TONW: Added benefit for convention attendees
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Each IGLTA business member that attended the 2011 Annual Global Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is entitled to 50 percent off of one news release via TravelOutNewsWire, IGLTA's global news release service with NLGJA and Witeck-Combs Communications. Send breaking LGBT news from your travel business to an opt-in list of more than 300 media outlets, bloggers and freelancers worldwide for only $120. Don't forget to take advantage of this convention benefit by May 2012. Send your press release to

Donate the perfect holiday gift
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The IGLTA Holiday Travel Auction opens for bidding on 30 November at 12PM EDT 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

IGLTA Cape Town event
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The IGLTA hosted its inaugural Cape Town, South Africa, workshop and networking event for existing and prospective members at the Cape Royale. The South African Ambassador to the IGLTA, David Ryan, opened the meeting and introduced the speakers. More

Without the support of Sectur, the gay expo will be in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Without the backing of the federal tourism, Mexico held a first time expo focused on attracting international tourists from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. More

Davey Wavey's 7 tips for stress-free holiday travel
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Stuff the turkey, deck the halls and pour a glass of eggnog. The holidays are officially here. While this may be the most wonderful time of the year to some, it's a busy season of high-stress travel and a lot of anxiety to many. More

A guide to travelling to the London 2012 Olympics
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It is expected that around 65 percent of all overseas visitors to the London 2012 Olympics will arrive by air. The majority of these will arrive into London Heathrow Airport, which is the official host airport of the 2012 Games. More

Caesars Entertainment launches online Travel Agent Academy
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Caesars Entertainment has launched its Travel Agent Academy, an online education program designed to provide sales tools and resources to assist agents in selling any of the company's nine Las Vegas hotels. More

Court rules Swiss can ban naked hiking
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Switzerland's highest court has ruled that local authorities can impose fines on people hiking nude in the Alps. The federal court threw out an appeal by a man who was fined after hiking past a family picnic area with no clothes on. More

Curacao chosen as Top Destination For 2012
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Curacao was chosen by Frommer's editors, authors and experts from around the world as a Top Destination 2012, one of 10 destinations selected, and the only Caribbean island to make the list. More

Hong Kong's exhibition industry up 18.6 percent
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The latest in a series of biennial Economic Impact Study reports on Hong Kong's exhibition industry shows that activities associated with Hong Kong's exhibition industry contributed $4.6 billion to the local economy in 2010 while generating the equivalent of 69,150 full-time jobs. More

Las Vegas CVA launches new website for travel professionals
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has launched a new website for travel professionals. The new site features more e-tools, including unique itineraries, maps, e-templates for marketing the destination, a photo gallery, Commissionable Vegas and information on booking incentives. More

More airlines are reporting tarmac delays of 3 hours or more
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Airlines reported three tarmac delays longer than three hours on domestic flights in September, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report. More

Retail group says Visa delays cost US stores foreign sales
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The National Retail Federation told a Senate panel that delays in processing visa applications mean U.S. stores are missing out on sales from foreign tourists and business travelers who want to come here to shop. More

THAI 1st flight from Brussels arrives in Bangkok
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Thai Airways International announced the successful inaugural flight of their Brussels to Bangkok service in the morning of 18 November. Piyasvasti Amranand, President of THAI, led a delegation of ambassadors, Belgian media, travel agents, travel organizations on the carrier's first flight. More

Thanksgiving travel costs are on the rise
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If you plan on traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, the cost of your trip will probably be higher than last year, and the financial pain could strike almost every aspect of your vacation. Even the cost of the turkey dinner. More

The perfect airport
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Remember when going to the airport was something special? Mass travel, deregulation and security clampdowns have turned the airport experience into a real slog. But every once in a while we're wowed by a cool local shop, world-class art or a tranquil spot to escape the hubbub. More

World's most hated airports
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There's a special form of loathing reserved for a building that forces you to remove your shoes, wait in line, get groped, shell out for bad food and dash in a panic to an arbitrarily changed gate before canceling your flight. More

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