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Annual member survey
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In an effort to remain vigilant to our member's needs, the IGLTA Board of Directors invites you to complete the following member survey. Please take a few minutes to respond to the following questions regarding your experience as an IGLTA member or Global Partner.
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Late registration rates in effect soon
IGLTA
If you're planning to attend our 30th Anniversary Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May, now is the time to register. Late registration rates go into effect on 11 April. Don't miss this milestone anniversary event with a keynote speech from the World Travel & Tourism Council; breakouts from TripAdvisor, Google, the U.S. Department of State, and many leaders in LGBT tourism; plus fabulous networking events set in beautiful downtown Chicago. Register at www.igltaconvention.org.
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In & Out Festival
IGLTA
IGLTA is proud to partner with Les Ouvreurs for the fifth edition of "In&Out," Nice's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The 11-day festival will feature films and documentaries surrounding the theme of family, underscoring current affairs in France where...
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Vienna aims to muscle into growing gay travel market
Reuters
Vienna has joined a growing list of European cities seeking to attract lesbian and gay tourists who are expected to remain willing to spend on travel while other recession-hit travelers cut back.
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Hotels embrace rec rooms in digital age
USA Today
What would it take for a digital-obsessed traveler to abandon their iPad? How about an old-school Pac-Man arcade game, a green-topped Ping-Pong table or a spirited game of foosball?
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Uruguay's Senate says 'I do' to marriage equality
Gay Star News
Uruguay is the second nation to approve marriage equality in Latin America, following its neighbor Argentina.
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Police tear-gas anti-gay marriage protesters in Paris
The Telegraph
Police in Paris used tear gas to disperse hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating against gay marriage on the Champs-Elysees.
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Man impersonating pilot arrested on US Airways flight
CBS News
Authorities arrested a man they say impersonated a pilot and entered the cockpit of a US Airways flight awaiting takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport.
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Hotel chains piling in to tap sub-Saharan growth
Reuters
New hotels are springing up across Africa, despite the trials of bureaucratic delay and poor infrastructure, to take advantage of an increasing number of tourists and business travelers serving a growing middle class.
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U.S. hotel industry reports February increases
Hospitality Design
The U.S. hotel industry has reported increases in all three key performance metrics during February 2013, according to STR.
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Gay camping and RVing
South Florida Gay News
Gay campgrounds are membership based and charge an annual membership fee allowing them to be gay oriented, but membership fees become onerous for travelers, making an overnight stop at a gay campground costly.
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133 lawmakers demand TSA reverse decision to allows knives on planes
The Hill
A group of 133 U.S. House members has signed a letter to the head of the Transportation Security Administration calling for the agency to reverse its decision to allow small knives on airplanes.
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A Swedish hotel where guests pay to be homeless
TIME
The Faktum hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, is only a hotel in the loosest sense of the word, with 10 "rooms" for guests who desire a unique sleeping experience.
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What makes Tacoma the U.S.'s gayest city
The Advocate
The out executive chef of one of Tacoma, Wash.'s best restaurants tells The Advocate why his city is indeed the gayest in the U.S.
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