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Congrats to our NYC prize winner
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Debbie Stevens of Brooklyn was the lucky winner of a three-night stay at the Axel Hotel Barcelona. The IGLTA member hotel donated the raffle prize for our 24 June New York film screening of Pedro Almodóvar's new movie "I'm So Excited!" Thank you also to our media partner for this event, Passport Magazine, and The Karpel Group film promotion team.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Same-sex weddings expected to give California an economic gift
Los Angeles Times
Those upcoming wedding bells in California are about to spur a ringing of another kind.
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Nice launches 'Nice Greeters' custom guides
TourMaG.com
The Nice, France, tourist office has launched its "Nice Greeters," 22 people selected to share their unique vision of the city.
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GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE generates $9 million to British Columbia
GayMonde.com
The 21st annual GayWhistler WinterPRIDE - Gay & Lesbian Ski/Snowboard week took place 3-10 February and attracted visitors from around the world. Approximately 3,000 gay and lesbian vacationers from 28 nations descended on the region.
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Tablets grab significant share of travel traffic
eMarketer
Mobile traffic is becoming increasingly significant for the travel industry, and hotels in particular.
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Travel industry leaps to lure gay newlyweds: 12 good honeymoon spots
Los Angeles Times
Here come the brides. And grooms. And honeymoons.
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The best gay-friendly travel in Spain and Latin America
Latina
If you're an LGBT couple, family or even ally planning a vacation, it's not always clear where you can and can't travel safely.
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Travel: Malmö, Sweden's newest gay-friendly city
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Writer Young Tan tells us about the Swedish city of Malmö, this year's Eurovision host, and why it's an up-and-coming gay-friendly travel destination.
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Gay and lesbian cruises
USA Today
Spe­cial­ized trav­el agen­cies ar­range cruis­es for gay men and/or les­bians who pre­fer to spend their va­ca­tion in a pre­dom­inant­ly gay en­vi­ron­ment.
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Hotel gyms with great views
Condé Nast Traveler
We don't know how good you look at the gym, but we're always happier when people have something else to look at besides the uncoordinated klutz on the elliptical. Thankfully, at these hotels, the most interesting sight for fitness folk to ogle is the view outside the windows.
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Ryanair steps up growth target to 110 million passengers
TravelMole
Ryanair plans to accelerate its growth to reach 110 million passengers by March 2019, instead of the 100 million previously targeted.
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Commercials with gay emphasis moving to mainstream media
The New York Times
When Expedia decided to begin running on television this month a commercial it had introduced online in October, about a father's trip to attend his daughter's wedding to another woman, the media plan was drawn up to include Logo, the cable channel aimed at gay and lesbian viewers.
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Samoa Air to introduce XL seats for heaviest passengers
TravelMole
Samoa Air became the first in the world to charge people according to how much they weigh has introduced extra large seats for its heaviest passengers.
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9-year-old girl passes through airport customs with fake unicorn passport
Yahoo News
Breezing through airport security? For some, it's about as likely as seeing a unicorn. But for 9-year-old Emily Harris of South Wales, it was her toy passport featuring a photo of a pink stuffed unicorn toy that secured her passage through the security line at Turkey's Antalya airport.
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LGBT Pride Films 2013: The best gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender movies to celebrate
The Huffington Post
Pride is here and if the summer heat is a little too much for you to stand outside and wave as the parade crawls by, don't worry, you can still celebrate in front of your air conditioning with these gay film classics.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    U.S. Supreme Court rulings bolster same-sex marriage (Chicago Tribune)
Getting to know Thailand's gay side (Edge on the Net)
Great destinations for gay and lesbian families (Passport Magazine)
U.S. to lift ban on use of laptops during take-off and landing (TravelMole)
Jamaica church leaders rally, protest efforts to repeal anti-sodomy law (The Associated Press via LGBTQ Nation)
The 10 worst travelers you'll see this summer (PeterGreenberg.com)

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