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Voting opens for 2011 Board of Directors
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On 26 March voting will open for this year's five open positions on the Board of Directors. To cast your vote, simply log in at www.iglta.org and follow the link to the voting site. Voting site goes live at 12:00 GMT on 26 March.



IGLTA at MAP: A showcase for LGBT market growth in France
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The 36th edition of Le Monde à Paris closed its doors on 20 March. More than 100,000 visitors were estimated at the four-day consumer travel show, also known as "the biggest travel agency in France," where some 500 destinations were represented. Now in its second year, the Gay Pavilion featured 10 stands, including IGLTA member destinations, hoteliers, tour operators, accommodation services and media partners. A number of IGLTA members also seized the occasion to reach French LGBT consumers through brochure distribution. Opening day of MAP saw Jean-Bernard Bros, deputy mayor in charge of tourism for Paris, make one of only a few MAP stops at IGLTA's stand; French Minister of Tourism Frédéric Lefebvre also visited IGLTA's booth. France is currently the European country with the most members in the association. More

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Japan crisis dampens its aviation market
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The crisis that Japan currently is facing has caused a major blow to the country's $62.5 billion aviation market, which makes up for 10% of global airline industry revenues. According to a report in Carnoc.com, a number of international carriers... More

Delta Airlines lets customers check in, get flight status via Facebook
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Delta Airlines customers can now check into flights on the company's Facebook app. From the Ticket Counter application, Delta customers can now check SkyMiles and preview what amenities are available for various flights, too. Delta launched... More

Andrew Bender: 5 trends to watch in Asia travel
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Geopolitics. Rhinoplasty. Who knew those would be among the hottest topics in Asia for 2011? It was news to me, and I've been going back and forth to Asia for a quarter-century, with trips to Japan and China last year alone. To see what... More

12 products that take hassle out of traveling
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Necessity may be the mother of invention, but in travel, frustration makes a pretty good midwife. For Kenny Johnson of Dallas, it was the sight of people struggling to create decent work spaces in the concourses of nearby Love Field... More

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