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See you in Chicago!
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We're looking forward to spending 2-4 May in Chicago with many of you, celebrating our 30th Anniversary Annual Global Convention. For those members unable to attend this year, look for photo coverage in the coming weeks at the IGLTA Facebook page. We'll announce IGLTA's new board of directors in next week's eNewsletter.
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Athens plans to develop LGBT tourism
IGLTA
Nearly 100 suppliers and more than 50 buyers participated in 1,400 meetings at the recent Travel Trade Athens 2013 workshop held at the New Acropolis Museum. Organized in partnership with ETOA and IGLTA, participants also were treated to an opening reception at City Hall hosted by the Mayor of Athens and a private tour of the museum and its collection of unique Hellenic artifacts.
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Thousands take part in Tokyo's Rainbow Week
Agence France-Presse via GlobalPost
Thousands of people marched in Tokyo at the start of Japan's first "Rainbow Week," a series of events aimed at supporting sexual minorities.
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Branson calls for ban on terror warnings
TravelMole
Sir Richard Branson has slammed foreign office travel warnings on terrorism, saying they should be banned. The Virgin founder and president says the warnings are "exactly what the terrorists want" and risk devastating the tourism industries and economies of the countries affected.
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Visa Waiver Program bill would allow more Hong Kong visitors to Hawaii
The Garden Island
New bipartisan legislation could cut government red tape and make it simpler for tourists from Hong Kong to come to Hawaii. The bill was unveiled U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, according to a press release. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is the lead Republican sponsor in a bipartisan effort.
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Poland wants to catch up with hotel construction
Top Hotel Projects
After last year's European football championship, Poland is still attractive for hotel investors and operators from abroad. In the coming two to three years, 23 new first-class and luxury hotels with 5,200 rooms will open their doors.
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A hotel that travels, too
The Atlantic Cities
The historic port city of Antwerp has long had a glut of Chinese shipping containers rusting on its docks. To put the abandoned receptacles to use, three Belgian entrepreneurs brainstormed the concept of a "moving hotel" for their new venture, Sleeping Around.
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Are you too sexy for Saudi Arabia?
The Out Traveler
Three men were kicked out of a cultural festival — and the whole country — because they were believed to be too handsome.
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Forget about hotel amenities, bring on the experiences
USA Today
Hotels used to try to keep guests indoors at their bars, restaurants and spas. Now they're dragging them outside.
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