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WTM 2013 exhibition opportunities for IGLTA members
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IGLTA is partnering with the European Tour Operators Association to give our members the chance to exhibit on the ETOA stand at World Travel Market, 4-7 November. The stand is located at the entrance of the Global Village and offers locations with fantastic visibility and brand exposure. For details and prices, please visit www.etoa.org/wtm or contact Laura Baggio at lbaggio@etoa.org, +44 (0)20 7290 1204.
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Meet your ambassador: Jonathan Mountford, UK
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Jonathan Mountford is one of the newest members of our volunteer global ambassador team. He is the managing director of the award-winning U.K. marketing and PR agency made. After graduating in theatre studies from the University of Surrey, Jonathan worked at the British Broadcasting Corporation, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, National Exhibition Centre and the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre. In 1994 he joined the recently formed London advertising agency AKA. In 2004 he was invited to join Dewynters to create a Tourism Marketing Division.
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Gay travel advertising: Do we need our own invitations?
The Huffington Post
The Philadelphia tourism office Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation released its newest television commercial — one inviting LGBT travelers to visit and starring the venerable Miss Richfield 1981.
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Etihad to establish Belgrade hub through Air Serbia
By Matt Falcus
Belgrade Airport in Serbia is set to see its operations change as the country's reimagined national carrier looks to establish its new network and fleet hub under the guidance of Etihad Airways. The Serbian government and Etihad recently announced that Jat Airways would be rebranded as Air Serbia, with a period of transition taking place to introduce a new corporate identity, aircraft fleet and network of destinations.
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Is running the hottest trend in the travel industry?
Relaxnews via CTV News
Is running the hottest trend in the travel industry? As more international hotel chains offer incentives to get guests pounding the pavement, sightrunning tours in major cities around the world are also on the rise. Runner's World reports that the hottest travel trend is sightrunning, with tours available in nearly 50 cities around the globe, including New York, Boston, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Cape Town, with that number rapidly growing. Most are launched by local entrepreneurs who love running and can guide small groups around their home turf, all while enjoying fresh air and exercise. A beer run is sometimes included.
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Tweaking your tweets for repeat
By Emma Fitzpatrick
In the realm of social media, we're still learning how to best measure our business success. The medium is still new, so the best way to see how we're doing hasn't been fully established yet — but we are learning. Each social media platform is different, so you need to measure its success in a different way. As far as Twitter goes, one of the best indicators of success is how many times your tweets are retweeted.
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Washington, DC, Court sees jump in weddings after Supreme Court rulings
The Associated Press via Edge on the Net
The District of Columbia Superior Court says it is adding a second marriage ceremony room and boosting marriage bureau staffing to accommodate an increase in applications believed to be the result of a gay marriage ruling by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
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New Jersey outlaws gay conversion therapy for minors
Reuters
New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie signed into law a measure to prevent therapists from counseling gay and lesbian youths to change their sexual orientation, making his the second U.S. state to ban so-called conversion therapy.
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Which are the world's friendliest and unfriendliest cities?
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The United States, land of freedom and opportunity, is also the land of scowling faces and folded arms, according to a new poll.
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Emergency apps for travelers
By Suzanne Mason
From a toothache to an earthquake, accidents can happen anytime and anywhere while traveling. According to the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, about 124 million Americans invested $1.8 billion in travel insurance in 2010. Although travel insurance is helpful in the long run, what about the right now? Here are a few apps to help in case of an emergency.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Minneapolis mayor to Wisconsin same-sex couples: 'Marry in Minnesota' (Human Rights Campaign)
New Orleans promoted as a gay honeymoon haven (The Associated Press via Philly.com)
Why travel and tourism matters to the US, global economies (PeterGreenberg.com)
Vintage travel posters show tourism's heyday (The Huffington Post)
Smart glasses will re-envision travel as we know it (Mashable)

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