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IGLTA Ambassador leading new LGBT-project in Greater China
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Tobias Hofelt, Ambassador to Scandinavia and CEO of MB Market Makers, was commissioned by IGLTA member Accor to do a unique project in the Greater China region. Starting with five Accor hotels in Hong Kong, Beijing and Xian, the management will...
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IGLTA represented at U.S. State Department roundtable
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IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella and IGLTA Foundation Board Chair Charlie Rounds participated in a 20 February discussion at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., for the roundtable event "Engaging U.S. Citizen LGBT Travelers." This roundtable highlighted...
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Annual travel honors announced
IGLTA
The annual awards are selected by the IGLTA Board of Directors from the association's membership of tourism businesses in more than 80 countries. "These distinguished professionals have raised the bar in our industry in so many ways, from travel marketing and media to supporting Chicago's gay community to placing LGBT visibility at the forefront of Montreal's tourism outreach," said IGLTA Chair Tanya Churchmuch. To read about this year's honor recipients, CLICK HERE.
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U.S. officials put a focus on LGBT travelers
BBC News
In the wake of a recent survey suggesting that the American LGBT community travels more frequently and extensively than the general U.S. population, the U.S. State Department is putting a focus on providing information specifically geared towards gay travelers, who sometimes face specific risks when visiting foreign countries.
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Study: Hotel loyalty programs not a priority for travelers
Los Angeles Times
Few travelers surveyed say a hotel loyalty program helps them pick where they book a room; price, free parking, comfort and location are more important factors.
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Mexican Supreme Court finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional
Washington Blade
The Mexican Supreme Court formally released its ruling that found a Oaxacan law that bans same-sex marriage unconstitutional.
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The future of airline seating?
ABC News
What if your economy-class airline seat could feel nearly as luxurious as first class?
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Gay parades, parties attract LGBT tourists
Hindustan Times
New Delhi's rise as a "pink" destination can be attributed to the Indian city's increasingly liberal attitude toward homosexuality and growing numbers of gay-friendly and gay-only restaurants, hotels and pubs.
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For airline travel, 2012 was safest year since 1945
The Boston Globe
Flying on a commercial jetliner has never been safer.
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Sustainable tourism helps destinations thrive
HotelNewsNow.com
If you ever travel, you are either wittingly or unwittingly part of a delicate and complicated morass facing today's tourism destinations: How do we attract and service the greatest number of tourists without causing irreparable change or damage to the destination's resources?
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Seven Days on the Queen Mary 2
The New York Times
The first rule about traveling between America and England aboard the Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard Line and the world's largest ocean liner, is to never refer to your adventure as a cruise. You are, it is understood, making a crossing.
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Results of New Horizons III study to be announced 8 March
WYSE Travel Confederation
Drawing on data from more than 34,000 survey responses, the New Horizons III study provides unique insight into motivations, behaviors and characteristics of international youth and student travelers. Join us 8 March for an expert presentation and panel debate.
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