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Make the most of your member profile
IGLTA
Your member profile on iglta.org is your welcome mat to global business, and we want to ensure that you have the tools to create a dynamic profile that will get you noticed. Many of our members are already doing a great job of uploading robust content to our website, so please take a look at the profiles of the five members who have generated the most page views so far in 2013 for ideas: We also offer a handy How To Guide with step-by-step instructions for updating your business listings and events. Read on for more ways to make the most of your IGLTA member profile.
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Top 10 up-and-coming gay wedding destinations
Reuters
A slew of countries and states have recently voted to legalize same-sex marriage, which means new gay and lesbian wedding destinations are popping up around the world.
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Understanding video reviews in the travel industry
Tnooz
Whether it's for generating traffic (search engine optimization), engaging customers or generating trust (with reviews), online videos are gaining more and more importance and are turning into a powerful tool.
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Why Gay Pride?
Travel Video News
On 28 June 2013, we commemorate the 44th anniversary of The Stonewall Riots in New York City, where for three days and nights in 1969, more than 400 gay people stood together for the first time in history to defy police abuse — finally telling the world that we would no longer passively endure being persecuted for simply being who we are.
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With LGBT travel out and open, hotels turn attention to same-sex weddings
HotelChatter
Feeling welcome and comfortable has been a work in progress over the past decade for LGBT travelers, and while some places certainly still have some work to do, for the most part traveling as a same-sex couple no longer has to be an undercover operation.
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A Nigerian reacts to the 'Jail All The Gays' bill
Gay Star News
As Nigeria passes a law jailing all gays and anyone who even knows someone gay who doesn't report them, leading Nigerian LGBT activist Bisi Alimi responds.
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Mrs. & Mrs. Smith: How some gay couples reclaim old marriage traditions
The Atlantic
Same-sex couples approach the age-old issues of changing their last names and deciding what to call their partners.
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Who are the next generation of luxury travelers?
4Hoteliers
The luxury traveler seems to be getting younger and younger; at least, that's the latest hypothesis coming from Starwood's head office.
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#Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal?
By Amber Bynum
Many businesses have realized that engaging customers through social media is essential these days. However, most users do not understand the importance or meaning behind the hashtag.
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Fancy working abroad? 7 tips on breaking into the travel industry
Marie Claire
Are you feeling a bit restless with your daily routine? Maybe it's time to mix things up and try a career in travel.
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Chinese daily deal site offers gay couples free trip to Canada to marry
Daily Deal Media
In coincidence with a recent Chinese-type Valentine's day, Chinese daily deal startup Meituan was offering an interesting bargain: a free trip to Vancouver for one gay couple to go get legally married in that country.
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5 countries off the beaten path
GayTravel.com
Want to go somewhere away from all the tourists? GayTravel.com has a list of five fascinating countries far from the normal tourism routes.
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Experts: Digital is the future of travel industry
Kerala IT News
Travel and tourism businesses in India risk losing ground unless they keep pace with digital technologies and adopt marketing tools that are reshaping the industry worldwide, according to experts.
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'Overbooked' weighs industry's global impact
Travel Weekly
In the first book to examine the true scope of the global industry today, author Elizabeth Becker argues that with great power comes great responsibility, and the time for treating travel and tourism with benign neglect has passed.
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