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As 2012 comes to a close, the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the IGLTA eNewsletter a look at the most accessed articles of 2012. Our regular publication will resume Wednesday, 9 January 2013.


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Register now for IGLTA's 30th Anniversary Annual Global Convention at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 2-4 May 2013. This milestone conference will feature an opening keynote... More

Industry News

Which Olympic athletes are openly gay?
Têtu    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 1 August: Of the 10,500 athletes to compete in the Olympics, 20 are openly LGBT. More

Experience the many colors of
Aston Hotels & Resorts

Like the many colors of a beautiful Hawaiian rainbow, Aston offers a wide range of accommodations each with its own charm and appeal. Choose from 24 properties on four Hawaiian Islands sure to fit your lifestyle, taste and budget – from relaxing beachfront condominium resorts to trendy hotels near the action.

Spain's popularity with LGBT travelers keeps growing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 20 June: Spain's popularity with gay and lesbian travelers keeps growing. A gay-friendly destination with an open mind and no prejudice, the country has been dedicated to promoting equal rights for all citizens through a marriage equality law passed in 2005. In 2014, Madrid is set to host the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association Annual Global Convention. More

Olympics: The lesbian kiss that went around the world
Têtu    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 1 August: A kiss between two women released at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics has been seen worldwide, even in the most homophobic countries. More


Aruba's Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts offers couples a romantic and tranquil boutique resort experience on one of the "Dream Beaches of the World".
New York City Marriott and Renaissance Hotels

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What not to wear when traveling
Frommer's    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 28 March: While packing for a trip, we often run across items that raise questions like: "It's functional, but is it stylish enough?" or "Can I wear this to certain tourist sites?" To help you avoid any fashion blunders, Frommer's has put together a list of 10 items you should skip when packing for your next trip. More

10 ways to preserve your frequent-flier miles — without flying or using an airline credit card
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From 25 January: George Hobica writes, "A couple of years ago, I got a nasty surprise: My hard-earned JetBlue miles had 'expired' due to 'inactivity' in my account." More

Take the WB Studio Tour

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an intimate experience that offers a rare glimpse at real Hollywood at work while bringing guests within inches of the action for a bird’s eye view of actual TV and film projects in the making. Find out more at

Gay and lesbian weddings: It's not the market you think it is
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 1 February: Have you ever noticed that, any time a state legalizes same-sex marriage, numerous articles are published, featuring testimonials that there will be a huge gold rush and money falling from the skies as same-sex couples rush to the altar, Chuppah or City Hall to tie the knot or jump the broom? More

Director of 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' announces he's gay
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From 8 February: In a moving speech, Stephan Elliott has revealed his homosexuality while calling for the legalization of marriage for all in his country of Australia. More

A Private Island in Bora Bora
Book a 3 nights stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and enjoy a romantic soiree under the stars.
Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

Create an unforgettable celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with romantic elegance and a bespoke ceremony experience

World's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, opens
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From 23 May: Approximately twice the height of the Eiffel Tower, the 634-meter, $806 million Tokyo Skytree opened to the public. More

Top 10 gay wedding destinations
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 13 June: The steadily increasing stream of states and countries legalizing gay marriage has dramatically changed the lives of LGBT people and their loved ones in recent years. More

More Maui with 5th Night Free

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Not A Big Deal

Come celebrate in Durham any way you like this New Year because here, being gay is just not a big deal
See you soon!

Gay tourism a growth opportunity for Irish economy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From 15 February: Ireland can become one of the top destinations for a gaycation. Think of a tourism market segment that would respond positively to a marketing campaign that sent out the message that we are gay friendly in Ireland. More

United States unveils new tourism ad campaign featuring gay couple
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From 2 May: Promoting one of the world's largest and most diverse brands is no easy job, but WPP's JWT was up for the task to handle Brand USA. More

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