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IGLTA at NTA
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Join our President/CEO John Tanzella on 17 February at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to network with other IGLTA members, LGBT media and local LGBT businesses during the National Tour Association conference. Attendees will also receive updates on IGLTA's 31st Annual Global Convention, 8-10 May in Madrid. RSVP required.
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Convention Delegate Handbook available
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Get ready for IGLTA's 31st Annual Global Convention in Spain, 8-10 May. Download the Delegate Handbook for shipping information, trip-planning tips and programming FAQs. Our first convention in Spain also marks the debut of a Buyer/Supplier Marketplace to directly connect travel agents and outbound tour operators with suppliers through a series of timed appointments. For more details, visit the convention website.
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Meet your ambassador: Liz Devine, Canada
IGLTA
Liz Devine of Rainbow High Vacations promotes LGBT tourism through direct engagement and cross-promotion with associations, boards and advisory committees. In addition to acting as the Canadian Ambassador for the IGLTA, she is the Vice President of Travel Gay Canada, co-chair of the Church Wellesley Village Business Improvement Association, a Toronto WorldPride 2014 Planning Committee member, and a member of the TO2015 Pan/ParaPan Am Games LGBT Committee.
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    IGLTA at the NY Times Travel Show
    IGLTA
    Please help us make a splash for LGBT travel at the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Feb. 28-March 2. IGLTA is hosting the Focus on LGBT travel trade session from 9-10:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Register here for trade day. There will also be a consumer panel dedicated to LGBT travel at noon March 1 moderated by IGLTA board treasurer Ed Salvato. We have 100 free tickets available for the consumer days, March 1-2. Register with this special link or use the code IGLTANY. And come visit us at booth No. 952 in the exhibit hall where we'll be giving away a two-night stay at Miami Beach's new straight-friendly property, Hotel Gaythering!
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    Join us in Berlin
    IGLTA
    Join IGLTA in the Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin (5-9 March) and become a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries are expected to participate. With 400 square meters of space, the pavilion is the cornerstone of LGBT business at the event. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit iglta.org/itb-berlin-2014.
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    TSA changes airport security for gay couples
    Washington Blade
    The Washington Blade has learned the Transportation Security Administration will allow same-sex couples to undergo pre-flight security screenings together in response to two recent incidents with American Airlines personnel at a Colombian airport.
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    7 gay-friendly hotels in 'anti-gay' countries
    Gay Star News
    Gay people live in and travel to places that may not have the best LGBTI rights record. Should that stop us from traveling to these destinations?
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    Dacha, chacha and a gay bar: 9 ways Sochi surprises
    CNN
    As one of the warmest cities in Russia — a country with no shortage of snowy terrain — Sochi seems an unusual place to host the Winter Olympics. But that's not all that's notable about it. It's also the latest hot spot for dacha-seeking oligarchs — and President Vladimir Putin. Plus it has gay bars (despite Putin). And Cossacks. Not necessarily in the gay bars, though.
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    Need for speed: Improving website load times can boost your business
    By Stephanie Studer
    People are impatient. A sweeping statement? Sure. But consider that Google engineers noticed in 2012 that a delay as short as 400 milliseconds was enough to drive visitors away from a website. To put that in perspective, that is roughly twice as long as it takes to blink. No matter what you hope to gain from your online presence, whether it's sales or SEO, you can't expect to get it if your page loads at a snail's pace. So let's speed things up with a few simple tricks that are easy to implement.
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    Gay travel: 2014 International Gay Cruise Calendar
    Passport Magazine
    This year, it's time to hit the high-seas (or the low rivers) by taking a cruise. But with 81 international gay and lesbian cruises setting sail in 2014, our community is spoiled for choice.
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    Hoteliers urged to pay attention to new travel trends
    The Tampa Tribune
    Twenty-six percent of potential leisure travelers would like to visit Tampa and St. Petersburg in the next two years, compared with Miami at 31 percent, Orlando at 41 percent, and Honolulu — the national leader — at 67 percent, a recent MMGY Global survey found. Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of the travel and hospitality industry consultant, used the findings from 2,501 survey respondents to encourage members of the Hillsborough County Hotel and Motel Association to be attentive to the latest trends in hospitality and travel industry marketing and advertising.
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    Plans to open airline service to 2nd Atlanta airport delayed
    By Matt Falcus
    Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been the busiest in the world in terms of passengers handled since 1998. Yet what makes it unusual is that it is one of the only airports in the busiest top 10 that does not have a direct competitor. A plan to open an alternative airport serving Atlanta has existed since 1975 when land was purchased in Paulding, Ga. Eventually, in 2007, some of this land was used to build a new general aviation field known as Paulding County Regional Airport. However, four months ago a plan was made public to attract airline service to the site, now known as Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport.
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