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Convention discount extended through January
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Join hundreds of tourism industry leaders who will be on hand to network, educate and learn how to take their business to new levels at IGLTA's 28th Annual Global Convention 10-15 May. www.igltaconvention.org is buzzing with airline discounts from Alaska, Continental, Delta, American Airlines and United as well as the international SkyTeam Alliance. Check out pictures of the beautiful Hilton Marina, our host hotel. Hurry and register today. Prices go up 31 January.



Travel industry anticipates global recovery this year
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The travel industry has been beleaguered over the past twelve months. The recent snow, consumers not spending as much, air tax and fuel costs rising, not to mention Iceland's ash cloud, all have contributed. But the sector is expecting a global recovery this year. More

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members:



Thailand still draws tourists
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Thailand managed to draw 14 million tourists in the first 11 months of this year despite the political turmoil in April/May. The U.K.'s Daily Mail has stated that this figure is expected to rise to 15.8 million by the end of the year and is up by 12.6% on last year's numbers, as reported in eTravel Blackboard. Thailand has had an... More

Yucatan FAM announced
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The Yucatan Tourist Ministry (Sectur) and IGLTA will host a premium FAM trip 23-28 February for a select group of press members and international tour operators. IGLTA together with Gaytoursmexico and Sectur invite you to discover the highlights of the Yucatan State and its finest upscale boutique hotels and haciendas. Because there are more flights to the Yucatan Peninsula via Cancun airport, the FAM will begin in Cancun and conclude in Playa del Carmen. For more information, click here.

Mapping the gay & lesbian world
Finding art, culture, history and adventure in the places you visit. Our destination pages help you figure out where to eat, sleep, meet and celebrate. We've got photos, travel stories and downloadable maps. We've been mapping the gay world for 25 years. MORE


AmEx: Travel expenses to rise slightly in 2011
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The annual American Express Business Travel report predicts modest increases in North American air fares in 2011 compared with a 21 percent increase for economy short-haul and 39 percent increase for business class air fares this year. The report indicates economy class air fare increases from 2 percent to 6 percent for... More

Newest IGLTA members
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IGLTA welcomes all new members who have joined the association in the month of August. Click here to see who joined!

Not just gay friendly: Here come the ultra-gay hotels
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When the Lords South Beach Hotel opened in November in Miami, its brightly hued decor, trio of plunge pools and Absolut Vodka–partnered bar looked much like any other higher-end Miami resort. But the 53-room Art Deco confection, which is located a block from South Beach's main gay beach, is billing itself as the country's... More

     
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A little bit of planning can mean a lot more traveling. Traveling by train will enhance your entire European experience: no airport hassles or wasted time, and more leisurely gourmet dining as you gaze through panoramic windows while being whisked from city center to city center. It’s no wonder trains are so popular, so make sure you book in advance to get the best prices and most choices. More info
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Halifax, founded by General Edward Cornwallis in 1749, still preserves many of its original buildings and fortifications. Today it is a vibrant city, bustling with tourists who arrive by air, rail, ship and automobile to explore the wealth of beauty and history that the city has to offer. More info



Gay & Lesbian Travel

Travel Impressions offers travel agents the opportunity to book exciting vacations for their gay and lesbian clients from a gay-friendly only product line.
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Upcoming Symposia/
FAM Trips

7-11 March, 2011
Gold Coast, Australia

23-28 February, 2011
Yucatan, Mexico


Ongoing Member Specials

Avis Car Rental
Special rate with IGLTA AWD# B450300

The GEM Hotel
New York

15 percent off

Hyatt Hotels
10 percent off with Corporate ID CR05661

Kimpton Hotels
10 percent off with
Rate Code GLT

Millennium Hotels
15 percent off
with this link

Also, don't forget to use IGLTA's Business ExtrAA number, 751626, when flying on American Airlines.

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