IGLTA eNewsletter
Jul. 17, 2013

Chicago Convention memories from ChicTV®
IGLTA Platinum Partner Chic Outlet Shopping® went behind the scenes to capture video footage of our 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago. See what happened.More

Greece trip awarded
Rosemarie Stockton of Vineland, USA, was the winner of our recent promotion with Scoobybook.com. She will receive a travel package that includes a five-night hotel stay in Rhodes, Greece, and two tickets to the RYANA LGBT events. Watch for details on more IGLTA promotions in the eNews and at the IGLTA Facebook page. To include your business in a future giveaway, please contact our International Marketing Manager, camilo.restrepo@iglta.org. More

Same-sex marriage set to enter law in U.K. later this week
BBC News
The bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales has passed its final hurdle in Parliament. The government legislation is now due to get royal assent, after which it is likely to become law later this week.More

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera marries 26 gay couples in mass wedding
Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera married 26 gay couples in a mass wedding recently.More

A gay paradise in Tel Aviv
With everything from workshops to counseling, Gan Meir's gay center is the place to go if you're interested in tapping into Israel's LGBT community.More

To attract gay visitors, New York governor announces 'I Love NY LGBT' tourism website
The Associated Press via StarTribune
New York state making a pitch for gay visitors with a new "I Love NY LGBT" tourism website.More

Survey: LGBT couples adopt some wedding traditions, invent others
The Advocate
When it comes to weddings, gay and lesbian couples uphold some traditions while also making their own, according to a new survey from The Knot and The Advocate.More

EU launches plan to bring together planes, trains and buses
An Amadeus-led consortium has been appointed to develop a model for a pan-European information and booking system to make it easier to travel across the continent using various modes of transport including air and rail.More

Musk to unveil designs for 'Hyperloop' high-speed train
The New York Times
Is it a train? Is it a plane? No, it's the "Hyperloop," a hybrid new form of transportation that is the brainchild of Elon Musk, a serial entrepreneur who was a co-founder of PayPal and is chairman of Tesla Motors.More

Russia: 5 gay rights protesters detained following Red Square demonstration
Police in Moscow detained five gay rights activists for holding a demonstration against Russia's recently introduced anti-gay legislation.More

Frequent flier e-miles: Incentivize your auto-replies
By Julie Bernhard
It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. 'Tis the season for exotic trips, fun in the sun and raining out-of-office replies. Nothing says I am on vacation like an automatic response. Of course, it serves its purpose — but have you ever thought it could even do your job while you are gone? While the standard auto-response — "I am currently out of the office until Monday, July 22, and will respond to your message upon my return." — delivers the message, it also turns on the snooze button.More

The top 8 gay beaches in America
A trip to the beach is usually about chilling, soaking up the sun and avoiding work, but almost all of the time it is about checking out sexy bodies.More