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Board nomination process draws big response
IGLTA
The first application process for the IGLTA board of directors closed 11 March. We received an impressive 19 applications for six open positions, far more than there were in recent years under the election system. Thank you to the many talented tourism professionals who generously offered to donate their time to the association's leadership. The new board will be announced at the Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May.
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Record number of members join us at ITB
IGLTA
The association continued to raise its profile at ITB Berlin (6-10 March), which saw 10,086 exhibitors from 188 countries in this year's trade fair. Now in its third year, the 250 square-meter Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion at ITB was the largest ever, with IGLTA occupying more than a quarter of the total space. Companies sharing the stand...
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Upcoming brochure distribution, booth sharing opportunities
IGLTA
In the coming months, IGLTA will offer brochure distribution opportunities at the Gay Village at MAP (Paris), the IGLTA 30th Annual Global Convention (Chicago), and the NLGJA Conference (Boston). Brochure distribution and booth share are available for the Expo Tourism Gay ETG in Bergamo, Italy. Members who take advantage...
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CONVENTION UPDATES


Celebrating a business milestone?
IGLTA
As IGLTA celebrates its 30th anniversary, we'd like to acknowledge important milestones in the histories of our business members. If 2013 is a major anniversary year for your business — 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years of continuous operation — please send the information to Hutch.Hutchinson@iglta.org. We''ll recognize these anniversaries at our Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Quebec launches awareness campaign to fight homophobia
Global News
Quebec's Minister of Justice Bertrand St-Arnaud launched the province's first awareness-raising campaign to combat homophobia.
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Mexican Supreme Court rules anti-gay slurs are not protected speech
Washington Blade
Mexican Supreme Court justices announced a ruling that found anti-gay slurs are not protected speech under the country's constitution.
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TSA to permit knives, golf clubs on U.S. planes starting 25 April
Bloomberg
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the 11 September terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
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Marriott pairs with IKEA for its first budget hotels
Reuters
Marriott International moved into the economy hotel market, teaming up with IKEA's real estate arm to launch a new European chain for travelers seeking style on a budget.
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Hotel bar trends: Specialty ice, artisanal liquors
USA Today
It used to be that road-weary travelers could count on a scotch and soda and maybe a bowl of stale peanuts once they reached the hotel bar. But in 2013, the hotel bar is getting a serious upgrade.
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Gallup: Washington, D.C., has highest percentage of U.S. LGBT population
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Of adult residents in Washington, D.C., 10% identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, according to a groundbreaking new Gallup study that for the first time has estimated LGBT population by U.S. state.
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Food tourism: Is this travel or a buffet?
The Huffington Post
Often referred to as "culinary tourism," this emerging interest is visiting destinations primarily to taste and experience different foods are rapidly growing in popularity.
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