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EXTENDED: Early-bird discount registration
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Our early-bird convention pricing has been extended through 20 January. This is your last chance to lock in discounted rates to attend IGLTA's 29th Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis, Brazil. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your LGBT business. Register today at www.igltaconvention.org/register.



IGLTA at the 14th annual LA Times Travel Show
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The 14th annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show will feature a special segment on gay and lesbian travel as part of its 27 January travel trade day. IGLTA members Marc Kassouf and Nathan DePetris of Pride Travel will lead a discussion on how to capitalize on the lucrative LGBT market from 2-3 p.m. at the LA Convention Center. The show's travel trade day runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the $30 registration fee includes all sessions, lunch, and the industry reception. Register at http://latimestravelshowtrade.eventbrite.com/ and enter promotional code IGLTA to save $5 on registration. Travel agents may visit the show exhibitions for free on the consumer days (28-29 January) by registering as trade.

Brochure distribution available at ITB Berlin
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Space is nearly sold out! Join IGLTA in the 170m² Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin and be a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries come together at ITB every March to do business in Berlin. Booth Share spaces in the IGLTA stand are sold out, however a limited number of Brochure Distribution opportunities are still available to IGLTA members. Register today and get ready to be a part of the world's largest LGBT travel-trade pavilion! Click here to register.



Visa requirements
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All non-Brazilian nationals who wish to visit Brazil and who were born in countries that do not have an agreement with Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs should request a visa. Click here to find your nearest Brazilian Embassy/Consulate. Click here for the Visa Request Form.

Pre- and post-FAM trips
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Take advantage of our pre- and post-convention FAM trips to explore more destinations in South America. Programs are available for: Santiago, Chile; Machu Picchu, Peru; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, Pernambuco, and Florianopolis, Brazil. For more information, click here.


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Top 10 LGBT historical landmarks around the world
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From the Holocaust in Europe to the civil rights movement in the United States, there's a lot to learn about the fight for gay and lesbian equality. The following is a list of 10 LGBT landmarks that will make those fascinating, and in some cases, heartbreaking historical moments come to life. More

LAN Airlines launches website for LGBT travelers to South America
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To showcase the diversity found throughout South America and to provide a resource for LGBT travelers to the region, LAN Airlines has launched a new website dedicated to the LGBT community. More

5 gay travel trends for 2012
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With so many distractions on a day-to-day basis even when we're traveling, we're rarely really "off." In order to gain the most from your vacation in 2012 and release the stress built up from 2011, try vacations that are a bit off-the-radar and can help you truly unplug. More

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Tel Aviv leads Best Gay City contest
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The city of Tel Aviv is currently leading an international American Airlines competition selecting the most popular destinations among gay tourists. More

Transgender airline staff make inaugural flight in Thailand
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Thailand's first transgender flight attendants have taken part in PC Air's inaugural flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The new airline took on four transgender crew last year when hiring 30 in-flight staff. More

Curaçao: The best gay destination in the Caribbean
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You feel it as soon as you disembark from the plane — or, if you're really lucky, from a gay cruise. Curaçao, the small semi-independent island in the Southern Caribbean, is different. More

World's coolest hotel transfers
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From paragliders to speedboats, you will arrive at your hotel in style. More

Gay South Korea
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Paul Rubio writes, "Twenty-four stories above Seoul, I drape my arms over the the vertical ledge of a swimming pool like no other. Enclosed by glass walls, blinded by city lights and foreign symbols, I descend into the latest feat of Korean modern design and slowly resurface, savoring my last moments at the Park Hyatt Seoul. It is the final consummation of my mad love affair with Seoul, a fiery metropolis that has ambushed my senses and captured my psyche in just 10 short days." More

Multicultural marketing key to new hotel demand
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The U.S. hotel industry's traditional core target market of white males is trending downward, and many hoteliers are either ignoring this fact or have yet to implement the steps necessary to make up market share. More
 



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