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Small Business Spotlight
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Thanks to a forward-thinking group of travel agents and guesthouse owners, IGLTA was formed in 1983. This recurring eNews feature highlights the association's small business members in honor of those founding businesses: The Chanric Inn is gay owned and managed by new hosts, Joe and Jim, offering exceptional modern accommodations and design in a restored Victorian house in California; India Tour Rajasthan specializes in organizing tours to India, Nepal, Dubai and Maldives; ALandChuck.travel is well known as one of the sponsors of "RuPaul's Drag Race" on the LOGO Network and is also in the top 1 percent of producers for the major cruise lines among 30,000 U.S. travel agencies.
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We're increasing our social media presence and featuring IGLTA members regularly in our Facebook and Twitter posts. Get engaged and show off your member status as well: #IGLTAmember.
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IGLTA discount for TBEX North America and Europe
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IGLTA is a proud media partner of TBEX '14, the largest travel blog event, where top speakers and popular travel bloggers come together and share their secrets for the travel industry. Participate in this year's events in Cancun, Mexico (11-13 September) or Athens, Greece (23-25 October) and receive a 20 percent registration discount; use code IGLTA20 when booking at tbexcon.com. Let's put the LGBT in TBEX! #LGTBEX
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    INDUSTRY NEWS


    Is Cleveland gay-friendly enough? With Gay Games coming in August, we will find out
    The Plain Dealer
    "Cleveland doesn't have to be San Francisco," said John Tanzella, executive director of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based group that connects LGBT travelers to gay-friendly businesses around the world. All it has to be, he said, is safe and welcoming.
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    Croatia approves civil partnerships for same-sex couples
    LGBTQ Nation
    The Eastern European country of Croatia has approved a law granting civil partnerships for same-sex couples. The Life Partnership Act, approved in the Croatian parliament by a vote of 89-16, grants same-sex couples many of the same rights as marriage, with the exception of adoption.
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    Broward tourism bureau: Florida same-sex marriage ban should be overturned
    Sun Sentinel
    For nearly two decades Broward County's tourism bureau has rolled out the welcome mat to LGBT travelers. Recently, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau came out officially in support of overturning same-sex marriage bans in Florida.
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    Slovakia: Anti-gay group pushes for referendum to ban gay marriage
    The Slovak Spectator
    The constitutional definition of marriage, which some gay rights advocates openly called a ban on same-sex marriages, does not go far enough, some conservative activists say, as they gather signatures to force a referendum that would make the laws even stronger.
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    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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    Traveling the open road, experiencing new destinations and enjoying everything about the great outdoors will never be the same once you step inside a Roadtrek. Roadtrek’s are stylish, compact motorhomes offering all the comfort and conveniences of home, in a vehicle that is easy to drive and can go just about anywhere.
    Golden Rainbow Tour of Japan

    Golden Rainbow Tour will show you all the must see spots between Osaka and Tokyo. With an overnight stay at hot-spring “Ryokan”, bullet train ride, Shinjuku bar-hopping and “Shangri-La” the largest gay event in Japan, this is a great value vacation guaranteeing you a trip of a lifetime. 10% TA-commission.


    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: What we know so far
    USA Today
    Following the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash — which killed all 298 on board — many questions remain. USA TODAY Network lists what we know now about the downed plane as the international community seeks answers.
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    US airlines gut Venezuela supply as government holds funds
    Business Travel News
    Effective next month, seat capacity operated by U.S. airlines between Venezuela and the United States will be down a staggering 75 percent year over year, according to BTN analysis of OAG data. Amid a dispute between airlines and the Venezuelan government over repatriation of earnings, two of the largest U.S.-based operators in the country, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, in the past month took actions to slash operations.
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    Malawi to stop arresting people for having gay sex
    Pink News
    Malawi has announced that it will stop arresting people for having gay sex, and will review its anti-gay laws. Responding to questions from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, Justice Minister Janet Chikaya-Banda said the country would stop arresting people for same-sex acts while a review of the country's anti-gay laws is completed.
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    It's not the web on a phone: 3 principles of mobile marketing
    By Randall Craig
    What have been the most transformational marketing innovations in society? TV and direct mail/database marketing rank up there. Email, the web and social media also do. And so does mobile — but why? It is too easy to think of mobile as nothing more than a small screen. Web designers and developers work hard to ensure that their sites are responsive — a web design that automatically reformats itself for the desktop, tablet or cellphone screen. And then the effort stops.
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