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Please join us in welcoming the businesses that joined IGLTA in April: Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, Prive Entertainment, Amsterdam Identity Apartments, 100CelsiusLounge, Austral Assistance, Casa Esplendida, Travel Gay Europe, Gay Travel Advice, Unison Turkey, Passion for Sicily, Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience, Equality Network, Sisters Tours Vietnam, arc+arrow creative group, Tourico Holidays, India Tour Rajasthan, Wine & Roses Hotel Restaurant Spa, Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, View Peru and Signatures, Hotel Market, The National Theatre, LGBT Travel Club, Costa Rica Gay Travel, Concierge Services in Guadeloupe, Moovz, GRANDECO
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Small Business Spotlight
In this recurring eNews feature, we shine a spotlight on some of our small business members: Wikol Travel Costa Rica delivers your traveling dreams to Costa Rica, with full concierge service; Quiet Creek Inn sits on seven wooded acres in Idyllwild, California, just between San Diego and the Palm Springs desert valley; Horizons at Peregian, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast just one hour north of Brisbane, is one of Australia's leading gay-managed resorts.
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    WTTC CEO: Travel, tourism must be 'force for good'
    Successful Meetings
    Because they can provide enormous social and economic benefits, governments and private sector companies must ensure that travel and tourism are spread across all destinations and communities around the world. So said World Travel & Tourism Council President and CEO David Scowsill during the recent WTTC Global Summit in Hainan, China.
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    Report: Gay marriages could add up to $60 million to Virginia
    Gay married couples could add tens of millions of dollars to the economy in Virginia in the span of three years if a federal appeals court upholds a recent ruling that overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban, a new report has found.
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    Italian wedding planner pushes buttons by marrying gay couples
    Gay Star News
    Gay marriage isn't legal in Italy, but Simona Tolisano recognizes the rising demand for same-sex weddings and honeymoons in the country of romance.
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    India court recognizes transgender people as third gender
    BBC News
    India's Supreme Court has recognized transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. "It is the right of every human being to choose their gender," the court said in granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female.
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    NEXT Vacations exclusive cruise groups

    Pursue your passion for screening the best new independent gay and lesbian films on Modern Luxury cruises designed for the entire LGBT community, our families, friends and supporters. Cinema Diverse at Sea is NEXT Vacations’ exclusive groups aboard Celebrity Cruises and include All-Access film festival pass in one low fare.
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    Visiting the Maldives is the chance for you to break out the brightly colored summer clothes that are so often out of place in colder climates. The higher temperatures and ever-present sunshine means that locals and visitors alike prefer dressing in lightweight materials.

    Ebola outbreak in Africa and the effect on international travel
    By Lauren Swan
    There is currently an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in a large city in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it will most likely be months until the outbreak is over. With more than 120 deaths in three weeks, health officials are trying to get the situation under control, and trying to find as many people who may have come in contact with the disease as they can. But how does this disease affect the rest of the world? How has it affected international travel, and what will it mean for the future?
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    LGBT people in Crimea fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
    Pink News
    Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area. Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, LGBT people are now subjected to the anti-gay law signed by President Vladimir Putin last June.
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    Business window stickers protest Mississippi law
    The Washington Post
    In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion.
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    Poll: Women are embracing solo travel thanks, in part, to social media
    Young women are vacationing alone more frequently, according to a new poll, which also finds that social media helps to provide a sense of comfort and companionship during solo travel. The survey, commissioned by online travel agency, was conducted in April by market research firm Vision Critical of women, ages 25-45 who have traveled in the last year from the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
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