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Even if you weren't able to attend IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago, a variety of articles, speaker content, and photos are available online. Please visit the Post Convention Info on our convention website. You'll find a transcript of WTTC President/CEO David Scowsill's keynote speech, a sampling of content from our breakout sessions, news coverage, and the IGLTA convention broadcast from our friends at The Focus Group on SiriusXM satellite radio. A variety of convention photo albums have been uploaded to the convention Facebook page.
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From a modest start, Gay Days Orlando evolves into a full week of activities
Freeline Media Orlando
Gay Days Orlando 2012, held last June, attracted more than 160,000 people from all 50 states and several neighboring countries. That's a lot of tourists with disposable cash to spend in Greater Orlando.
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Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approves sweeping measures to protect LGBT people
Gay Star News
The Puerto Rican House of Representatives approved a sweeping nondiscrimination bill that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing, governmental services, public accommodations and private entities.
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Tourism efforts get mixed reviews
Dallas Voice
Dallas' Purple Party recently was ranked No. 9 on GayTravel.com's list of the top 20 LGBT events worldwide in 2013. However, the Purple Party wasn't included on a list of major local events on the LGBT tourism website maintained by the Dallas Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
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WTTC recognizes growing importance of LGBT tourism
Breaking Travel News
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sector is making a dynamic and influential contribution to the global tourism industry, according to World Travel & Tourism Council president David Scowsill.
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Welcome mat out for gay, lesbian travelers
Chicago Tribune
At the kickoff of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association's annual convention this month, that organization's strides were no more clear than on a simple United Airlines banner beside the lectern that read: "Diversity flies with us."
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Gay tourism in India comes out of the closet
Yahoo India
The potential of the "pink dollar" was industrialized with the capital hosting the first edition of Asian Symposium on Gay and Lesbian Tourism in 2011.
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Gay marriage is protested in France
The New York Times
Thousands of French marched to protest the recent legalization of gay marriage. Despite initial worries, the demonstration was largely peaceful, with the police estimating that about 150,000 people took part.
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Iranian LGBTs flee persecution via 'underground railroad'
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Two Canadian organizations have helped hundreds of gay, lesbian and transgender refugees win asylum and start new lives.
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Asian hotels get better reviews than US properties
Travel Trends
Are Asian hotels better than those in the United States or are people just looking for different things?
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6 myths about social media marketing
Inc.
Over the past five years, social media has become an increasingly important part of many companies' marketing strategies. But there are still some misconceptions about how to use social media. Here are six common myths.
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Qantas finishes refurbishing B767 interiors
Business Traveller
Qantas has completed refurbishing the interiors of its fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.
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Judge: Airbnb stay illegal in New York
Fast Company
Officials in New York have determined that Airbnb is illegal, despite efforts by the online firm to persuade the city otherwise.
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Peachy Portland, Ore., is fertile ground for nesting gay couples
The Age
The U.S. is a top market for gay-friendly surrogacy, and a growing number of couples come from overseas, creating a burgeoning travel segment commonly called medical tourism.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    This July, Goa will be a gay haven (India Times)
Rudd: Gay marriage change a 'personal journey' (The Sydney Morning Herald)
Gay American travelers: Your government has your back (The Huffington Post)
For Sweden's gay Eurovision fans, it's about the music (Agence France-Presse via Yahoo 7)

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