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Limited space for ITB Berlin 2012
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Join IGLTA in the 170m² Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin and be a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries come together at ITB every March to do business in Berlin. IGLTA is proud to offer Booth Sharing and Brochure Distribution opportunities to its members. Booth share partners will receive entrance passes and daily catered lunch for up to two people plus access to the exclusive private cafe area in the center of the Gay Pavilion for conducting business meetings. Space is limited, so register today and get ready to be a part of the world's largest LGBT travel-trade pavilion! Click here to register.

Early-bird registration live for convention in Brazil
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Time is running out to take advantage of early registration discounts! Take advantage of early-bird discounts before they end on 31 December, 2011. For more information and to register, visit

IGLTA at 1st Asian LGBT Symposium
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About 75 tourism professionals and travel writers participated in Community Marketing's 1st Asian Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Tourism, 28 November, at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India. Representing IGLTA at the groundbreaking event were India Ambassador Abhinav Goel of gay tour company Out Journeys and Media Relations Manager LoAnn Halden, who also participated in an LGBT press tour. A lively debate ensued around a variety of marketing and panel discussions on opening up Asia for gay tourism; the program also included a keynote speech from Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, who made headlines as the first prince in India to come out publicly as gay. More

Airfare discounts now available
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Are you attending the upcoming IGLTA Annual Global Convention in Brazil? Be sure to take advantage of our special airfare rates for convention attendees. We currently offer discounted rates with Delta Air Lines, AeroMexico, SkyTeam Alliance and American Airlines. More coming soon. For more details, click here.

Industry News

Travel industry continues to lead in gay equality
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Recently released, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index 2012 chronicles the remarkable advances that have taken place on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace since 2002. More

MMG Worldwide, Ypartnership form world's largest travel marketing firm
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MMG Worldwide and Ypartnership, two major travel marketing firms, are merging to form MMGY Global, which will be the biggest travel marketing firm in the world. More

Asia gears up for lesbian and gay visitors
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More than 75 travel industry professionals representing tour operators, travel agencies, hotel owners, and faculty and students of a travel management institute convened at the 1st Asian Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Tourism, held at the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi on 28 November. More

Frommer's 'Buenos Aires' 4th Edition arrives with gusto
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It's summer in Argentina, the perfect time to head down for some tango dancing, Casa Rosada gazing, outdoor market shopping and alfajore gobbling — not to mention hobnobbing in see-and-be-seen Palermo dining spots, or heading out to the beaches of Uruguay's Punte del Este. And now you can bring along the 4th edition of Frommer's Buenos Aires guide, written by prolific travel writer Michael Luongo. More

India: Unofficially ready for gay travelers
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Tour operators eye a lucrative industry while the government drags its feet. "One bad word from a gay traveler on an Internet forum can do immense damage," says Abhinav Goel, founder, Out Journeys, a gay and lesbian tour operator in India. More

Study: Gay marriage has boosted Iowa's economy
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The legalization of same-sex marriage in Iowa has provided an economic boost to the state, according to a new study by UCLA. More

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USTOA survey shows tour operators see growth for 2012
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The U.S. Tour Operators Association, at its Annual Conference and Marketplace, 10-13 December in Marco Island, Fla., revealed results of its annual survey of active members that showed the vast majority (75 percent) anticipate growth in sales for 2012. More

Starwood's Aloft brand debuts in Southeast Asia
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide opened its first Aloft brand hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 features 296 guestrooms with loft-like decor with 9-foot ceilings, platform beds, oversized showerheads and Blisso Spa products. More

Expedia to spin off TripAdvisor as independent company
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Expedia Inc. will spin off TripAdvisor, which it acquired in 2004, as an independent, publicly traded company. The move was approved by Expedia stockholders at the company's annual meeting recently. More

South Africa's Kruger National Park removes signs pinpointing rhinos for tourists amid poaching crisis
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Wildlife authorities in one of Africa's most popular national parks will no longer tell visitors where to find its rhinoceroses after an upsurge in poaching in recent months. More

Preferred Hotel Group surveys multigenerational travel market
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Preferred Hotel Group, representing independent luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, 6 December at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes released the findings of a new survey focused on the multigenerational travel market and its importance to the hospitality industry. More

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