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Deadline approaching: Call for convention speakers
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IGLTA's Annual Global Convention 2-4 May 2013 in Chicago will mark the association's 30th anniversary. We'll be reflecting on the history of LGBT travel while also examining the future of the industry, and we're looking for dynamic speakers to make this our most successful conference yet. If you'd like to present a breakout session (about 45 minutes in length) that speaks to businesses of all sizes and has a global perspective, please fill out the form and email it to loann@iglta.org or fax it to 1 954-337-5805 no later than 17 September 2012. We'll send an email confirming receipt of your form; speakers will be notified by mid-October 2012. See you in Chicago! More


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LGBT tourism in Poland
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The Marriott Courtyard Warsaw Airport hosted a press conference on LGBT tourism on 30 August. IGLTA Board Member Rika Jean-François, who is responsible for diversity with ITB, gave an overview of economic benefits and marketing strategies. The press conference was organized by IGLTA member VIPatlas, the first Polish tour operator offering packages directed to LGBT travelers, in cooperation with the Warsaw Tourist Office.

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First Pride Azores a huge success
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More than 2,000 people participated in the first-ever Pride March and Festival Pride Azores on 1 September. "A tremendous success," says Terry Costa, the president of the only LGBT organization on the Atlantic islands. More

Aston Hotels & Resorts – More than Just a Room
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No more flying solo: Business travel's social revolution
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On paper, a work trip to an unfamiliar city can look like a great opportunity to mix business with a little pleasure. But in practice, without good company at hand, business travel can just as easily amount to nights holed up in a hotel room, ordering room service and watching movies. More


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How 11 edgy hotel brands position themselves on Twitter
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Barbara De Lollis writes, "The other day, I looked up the Twitter name for Morgans Hotel Group, the New York-based trendy hotel operator that's trying to make chains out of the Delano, Hudson and Mondrian locations — and it caught my eye." More

Leonardo da Vinci: History's most influential gay
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Leonardo da Vinci is the most influential gay in history. The 15th century Italian superbeing has come out on top in the power gay 500 list. This list of gays who have had the greatest impact on society was compiled by Mate magazine. More



Limerick's underdog bid for Gay Games
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"It's going to be a daunting task over the next few months to pull this off, but we're positive that we can do the city and country proud." More


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Ryanair confident on Aer Lingus bid package
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Ryanair is confident it can allay competition concerns about its latest bid for rival Aer Lingus, its chief executive said, adding the budget airline also was seeking no more than a 25 percent stake in Stansted Airport. More

Demand takes off for Japan Airlines IPO
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Just a few days after Japan Airlines Co. started taking orders for its shares, the carrier's initial public offering of up to $8.4 billion has been fully covered, according to a person familiar with the matter, a development that bodes well for what is set to be the world's second-largest IPO this year after Facebook Inc. More


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Bermuda government urged to reach out to travel guide over gay travel warning
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The Bermuda government should reach out to travel guide Frommer's about its warning that Bermuda is repressive to gay people, says the United Bermuda Party. Kim Swan, interim leader of the UBP, said that his party wants "a Bermuda that is fair and welcoming to all." More

7 of America's hottest hotel restaurants
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Convenient as they are for a quick bite, hotel restaurants can get a bad rap for uninspired menus and bland atmosphere — sometimes, deservedly so. More


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Durham's Got Lots
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NC’s Pride Parade is held in the state’s most diverse city – Durham - where everyone is welcome. Be in on the action. See you soon!
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12 hotels built with the future in mind
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It seems that every week a new tablet device has launched or a new robot is being introduced to do the work of a person — and hotels that know what's up have made sure to stock up on new technologies. More


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The Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice

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A small but mighty NACTA
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At the recent National Association of Career Travel Agents meeting in Los Angeles, Ann Van Leeuwen, NACTA's vice president, praised her organization as being "small but mighty." More

           

       

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