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IGLTA at Travel Trade Athens
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The New Acropolis Museum will be the setting for Travel Trade Athens 2013, a 22-23 April workshop showcasing the wide variety of tourism products offered by the Greek capital. Organized by the City of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency and the Athenian tourism...
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Late registration begins tomorrow
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If you're planning to attend our 30th Anniversary Annual Global Convention in Chicago, 2-4 May, now is the time to register. Late registration rates go into effect on 11 April. Don't miss this milestone anniversary event with a keynote speech from the World Travel & Tourism Council; breakouts from TripAdvisor, Google, the U.S. Department of State, and many leaders in LGBT tourism; plus fabulous networking events set in beautiful downtown Chicago. Register at www.igltaconvention.org.
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Cuba looking to become gay travel hotspot
South Florida Gay News
Even with U.S. State Department travel restrictions and a checkered past of treating the gay community, Cuba is looking to attract LGBT travelers and bring them — and their money — to what was once a forbidden country to Americans.
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Olympics, World Cup spur Brazilian hotel boom
USA Today
If you're planning a trip to Brazil to stroll the white sandy beaches, conduct business meetings or attend next year's World Cup matches, chances are you'll be able to stay in a new hotel — and you won't have to spend a fortune.
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Singled out (for the single supplement)
The New York Times
Single supplement: These two words strike dread — not to mention resentment — in the heart of a solo traveler.
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Survey: Foreign travelers say they'll avoid U.S.
USA Today
Overseas travelers say they'll avoid the United States because of long wait times and inefficient entry procedures at gateway airports — and recommend to others that they too stay away, a new survey of foreign visitors indicates.
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Bucking the trend, Moldova emerging as regional leader in LGBT rights
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Discrimination against sexual minorities remains rife in Moldova. But, in the past year, the country has shown slow but steady progress that may put Moldova at the forefront of LGBT rights in the post-Soviet region.
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U.S. to begin aiding foreign LGBT groups
San Francisco Chronicle
The U.S. Agency for International Development, the federal government's main foreign aid arm, announced a major new initiative to promote LGBT rights in developing countries.
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Zambia gay rights activist Paul Kasonkomona arrested
BBC News
A prominent gay rights activist has been arrested in Zambia after appearing on a live television calling for same-sex relations to be decriminalized.
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Is there a 3rd travel way?
The Huffington Post
The dissonance between the "traveler" archetype the public craves and the one we travelers actually embody is not a result of the gender, sexuality or race of a particular narrator. It's because today's traveler — and, indeed, today's travel — is fundamentally different than it has been at any point in even recent history.
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Widening wanderlust
Travel Weekly
It was reckoned by the United Nations World Tourism Organization that on 13 December, for the first time, 1 billion people had crossed international borders within a single calendar year.
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Pop-up hotels, 'braincations' to trend in 2013
Relaxnews via Canoe.ca Travel
Pop-up hotels, bespoke itineraries, once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences and "braincations" are among some of the travel trends predicted to shape 2013.
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Hotel bathtubs becoming an endangered species
MSN Money
Newer facilities from the big lodging chains now favor luxurious showers, as many consumers apparently do as well.
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Somewhere, over the rainbow, lies an equal society
The Telegraph
When any group emerges from the dark night of discrimination, its response always will be to celebrate its survival and demand fair treatment.
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The multipurpose airport
The New York Times
Jim Rosenberg, the head of online and social media for the World Bank, can vouch that some airports offer a lot more than places to eat and newsstands filled with gossipy magazines.
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