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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we continue to reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the IGLTA eNewsletter with Part 2 of our look at the most accessed articles from 2013. Our regular publication will resume next Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.


Are you too sexy for Saudi Arabia?
The Out Traveler
From April 21: Three men were kicked out of a cultural festival — and the whole country — because they were believed to be too handsome.
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The top way to ensure your social media strategy will tank
By Emma Fitzpatrick
From Oct. 14: Social media is here to stay. It has completely transformed the landscape of personal and brand communication. Yet one of the biggest impacts on social media strategy thus far was recently released in a new study from Econsultancy. The reason marketers are using social media is changing — and the new findings are detrimental to your long-term success on social media. Read on to discover the top way to ensure your social media strategy will fail — and how to avoid it. Create a social media strategy that succeeds and shines with these tips.
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US: Visas from gay spouses will get equal treatment
Reuters
From Aug. 2: U.S. officials paved the way for same-sex spouses to visit or live in the United States, announcing the State Department will give equal treatment to visa applications of gays and lesbians who want to travel with their partner.
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To survive in 10 years, your business will need…
By Emma Fitzpatrick
From July 24: For any business, it's really easy to get caught up in the day to day, but stepping back and taking a look where your business needs to be is the key to success. Big or small, no business is guaranteed a fruitful financial year. In fact, maintaining your popularity with customers is hard work — and you always need to be 10 steps ahead. A recent study surveyed professionals about the next 10 years of marketing. Read on to discover what your business needs to remain thriving (and relevant) in 10 years.
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Top 10 gay-friendly destinations
Relaxnews via Canoe.ca Travel
From June 12: If you're looking for a gay-friendly holiday destination, consider booking a vacation to Spain, which has emerged as the most tolerant country in a recently released study.
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Frequent flier e-miles: Incentivize your auto-replies
By Julie Bernhard
From July 17: It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. 'Tis the season for exotic trips, fun in the sun and raining out-of-office replies. Nothing says I am on vacation like an automatic response. Of course, it serves its purpose — but have you ever thought it could even do your job while you are gone? While the standard auto-response — "I am currently out of the office until Monday, July 22, and will respond to your message upon my return." — delivers the message, it also turns on the snooze button.
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Uruguay is Latin America's most gay-friendly country, ranks 10th worldwide
MetroPress
From June 3: Uruguay was deemed the friendliest toward gays in Latin America and among the top countries in the world, according to the latest Spartacus International Gay Travel Index.
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Tweaking your tweets for repeat
By Emma Fitzpatrick
From Sept. 17: 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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