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Now accepting board applications
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The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is seeking visionary, enthusiastic and dynamic leaders to fill six vacancies on the... More

Member networking receptions
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IGLTA along with its partners organizes several member networking events during ITB Berlin and you are invited to participate:
  • IGLTA/Spartacus Member Networking Event: Wednesday, 6 March, from 4-6 p.m. in the Gay Pavilion (Hall 2.1, Stand 104) — click to RSVP
  • Chic Champagne & Canapés hosted by IGLTA Global Partner CHIC OUTLET SHOPPING®, Thursday, 7 March, from 12:30-3 p.m., Hall 18, Stand 125 — click to RSVP
  • IGLTA/Axel ITB Party: Friday, 8 March, starting at 9 p.m. at the Axel Hotel Berlin, Lietzenburgerstrasse 13/15, 10789 Berlin — click here for more information




Unique member opportunities
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In just three short weeks more than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries will come together in Berlin to conduct business at ITB. Don't miss this... More

Convention Updates


Convention education update
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Please visit www.igltaconvention.org/education for an overview of our 2013 Annual Global Convention speakers, general sessions and breakouts... 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 annual... More

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Industry News


French Assembly passes gay marriage, adoption bill
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France's lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children, handing a major legislative victory to President Francois Hollande's Socialists on a divisive social issue. More

Chinese New Year travel strains transport system
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You know there's a train-ticket crunch when taking eight trains over 24 hours of solid travel to get home is considered a success. More

American reportedly could merge with US Airways
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The long-rumored merger between American Airlines and US Airways could finally be concluded this week — or maybe not. More



Anti-gay bill takes Russia back to Middle Ages
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On 25 January, the Russian State Duma passed a bill on the first reading that prohibits homosexual propaganda aimed at children. This obscurantist legislation is part of a broader attack that Russia's political and ideological reactionary forces have waged against dissenters since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last May. More

Delta Air Lines, Starwood introduce joint loyalty partnership
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In a major deal between two industry heavy weights, Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts unveiled a new partnership that offers exclusive benefits to Delta SkyMiles Medallion members and Starwood Preferred Guest elite members. 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


Survey: Couples who travel together have better relationships
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Nearly two-thirds of couples surveyed say a weekend getaway is more likely to spark romance in their relationship than a gift. More

Obama team to make important, if symbolic, choice on gay marriage
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The Obama administration faces tricky political and legal questions on the subject of gay marriage. By the end of this month, the federal government is expected to file not just one but two briefs in a pair of same-sex marriage cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. More

Peter Tatchell: A Pope who opposed human rights
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While Pope Benedict took a strong, commendable stand against war and global poverty, on many other important social issues he opposed equality and human rights, particularly the human rights of women and LGBT people. More


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'LGBT State Of The Date' survey reveals optimistic views on dating, romance
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The dating scene can be like diving into a shark tank, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender singles are highly optimistic that 2013 will bring true love. More

Las Vegas reports record of nearly 40 million visitors in 2012
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Las Vegas welcomed a record 39.7 million visitors in 2012, approximately a half-million more visitors than the previous high of 39.2 million set in 2007, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. More



Kid-free 'Quiet Zones' launched on airline
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Beginning just recently, under-12s are banned from the first seven rows of economy class on AirAsia X flights to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. More

German Order wants Czech castles back
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The successors of the Teutonic Knights, a sword-wielding religious order that once controlled swathes of Central Europe, are going into battle again to fight for the return of their former Czech castles. More



U.S. carriers keep lid on growth
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U.S. carriers this year expect to add only minimal supply to the domestic market, positioning them to maintain a degree of pricing power. As measured by available seat miles, domestic capacity this year will grow about 2% year over year, according to a Morgan Stanley forecast. More

A guide to Europe's best arts events in 2013
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Plan an amazing cultural city break with our guide to the best arts events in Europe this year: Music from opera to electronic, plus poetry, drama and cinema. More



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