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Convention Updates

Early-bird registration extended 1 week!
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Why procrastinate when you can register now for IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention and save money! Early-bird registration rates apply... More

Make a convention referral, save on renewal!
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IGLTA members who refer new attendees to the 30th Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May, will receive a discount on their... More



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Sign up for brochure distribution at ITB Berlin
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In just a few short weeks, more than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries will come together in Berlin. More

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Ontario gets first female and openly gay premier
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Canada's most populous province is getting its first female premier and the country's first openly gay premier after the provincial Liberals chose a new leader. More

STR predicts performance increases for U.S. hotel industry in 2013, 2014
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The U.S. hotel industry expects to see performance increases during 2013 and 2014, according to the most recent forecast from STR, in partnership with Tourism Economics. More

Experience the many colors of
Aston Hotels & Resorts

Like the many colors of a beautiful Hawaiian rainbow, Aston offers a wide range of accommodations each with its own charm and appeal. Choose from 24 properties on four Hawaiian Islands sure to fit your lifestyle, taste and budget – from relaxing beachfront condominium resorts to trendy hotels near the action.
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Thousands rally in Paris for same-sex marriage
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Thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to show their support for a same-sex marriage bill that lawmakers will begin to debate this week. More

Nothing ruled out as NTSB studies Dreamliner battery
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As Boeing and airline officials sought to assure travelers of the overall safety of the world's newest jetliner, federal safety officials in the U.S. painted a graphic picture of a disaster averted, displaying the charred remnants of a battery that "spewed molten electrolytes" from its container shortly after landing in Boston earlier this month. More



Marriage for all: The boost of gay Québec to François Hollande
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In Canada, "gays are still not married to animals, and children of LGBT families have healthy development," write two Canadian LGBT advocates in a letter to the French president and deputies. More

TSA to remove controversial airport body scanners
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The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced it will remove body-imaging machines that display what some critics have described as naked images of passengers. More



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Aruba's Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts offers couples a romantic and tranquil boutique resort experience on one of the "Dream Beaches of the World".
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New York City Marriott and Renaissance Hotels

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Preferred Hotel Group reports 19% more revenue for member hotels in 2012
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Preferred Hotel Group, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels with 650 properties in 85 countries, reported its 2012 year-end results, which included $730 million in revenue produced for its member hotels, a 19% increase. More

Nepal to issue 'third gender' IDs
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An official says Nepal's government will begin issuing citizenship certificates with the category "third gender" for people who do not wish to be identified as male or female. More

Take the WB Studio Tour


The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an intimate experience that offers a rare glimpse at real Hollywood at work while bringing guests within inches of the action for a bird’s eye view of actual TV and film projects in the making. Find out more at www.wbtour.com


Air France-KLM launches low-cost airline Hop!
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Franco-Dutch group Air France-KLM has formed a new French regional airline unit called Hop! to respond to competition from low-cost rivals. More

Amazing statistics: China's Lunar New Year by the numbers
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The annual Chinese New Year migration will last 40 days — from 26 January to 6 March — according to the Beijing's National Development and Reform Commission. More


"Coral Reef" Fort Lauderdale's Best Guesthouse
Eight soothing, well-appointed guestrooms, cloistered around a vibrant patio, pool, and 12-man Jacuzzi. We also have kitchen facilities on property and in 3 units. MORE
A Private Island in Bora Bora
Book a 3 nights stay at the Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island and enjoy a romantic soiree under the stars.


Chicago remains among top destinations for gastronomic travelers
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Foodies visiting Chicago may be pleased to learn that two of the city's restaurants were recently awarded two Michelin stars, according to The Associated Press. More

Middle East, Asia, South America growth at ITB
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Interest in technology, LGBT travel, the Middle East, Asia and South America has grown this year at the ITB Berlin trade show, organizers have announced. More



Burning goat cheese closes tunnel in Norway
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A truck full of burning goat cheese has shut down a tunnel near Tysfjord in northern Norway for several weeks, the BBC reports. More

Thousands of crocodiles on loose after floods hit South African farm
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Public warned to stay in doors following escape of 15,000 crocodiles from wildlife attraction near border with Botswana. More


Celebrate with Splendor at Kapalua

Create an unforgettable celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with romantic elegance and a bespoke ceremony experience
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More Maui with 5th Night Free

Spend a little less and stay a little longer in luxury with accommodation in any one-bedroom suite or spacious villa (the fifth night is free).
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Russia moves to enact anti-gay law nationwide
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Kissing his boyfriend during a protest in front of Russia's parliament earned Pavel Samburov 30 hours of detention and the equivalent of a $16 fine on a charge of "hooliganism." But if a bill that comes up for a first vote later this month becomes law, such a public kiss could be defined as illegal "homosexual propaganda" and bring a fine of up to $16,000. More

Coming soon: Cape Town Pride
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On 22 February to 2 March, the Rainbow Nation's proudest city will be on display as Cape Town Pride 2013 kicks off. More



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