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Congrats to our Chic members!
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The celebration from the "Chicago Chic Best Dressed" competition at IGLTA's 30th Annual Global Convention continued on the IGLTA Facebook page through 26 May with the opportunity to like your favorite red carpet moments and help our photogenic attendees win additional prizes. Congratulations to Robert Fracassa of Hyatt (77 Likes) and Ylan Chrem of South American Travel Experts (44 Likes) for their winning photos. Each will receive a "Shopping Day Experience" valid at any one of the nine European Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages. The package includes transfer via Shopping Express, lunch in the village, a VIP Invitation and a 50€ gift card. See the entire gallery at facebook.com/IGLTA.
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Uruguay is Latin America's most gay-friendly country, ranks 10th worldwide
MetroPress
Uruguay was deemed the friendliest toward gays in Latin America and among the top countries in the world, according to the latest Spartacus International Gay Travel Index.
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Travel dating: MissTravel.com survey reveals top 10 Pride 'Gay-taways'
So So Gay
The world's first and only travel dating website, MissTravel.com, has released its list of Top 10 Pride "Gay-taways" — the most popular destinations booked by its LGBT community.
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German top court orders government to grant gay unions same tax benefits as married couples
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
Gay rights campaigners won a victory over the German government as the country's top court ruled that homosexual couples in civil unions should receive the same tax benefits as heterosexual married couples.
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Florida: Hillsborough County Commission unanimously repeals ban of gay pride recognition
Tampa Bay Times
Hillsborough County, Fla., commissioners overturned a local policy many gay rights activists saw as the ultimate insult. They voted 7-0 to repeal a ban on county government recognition of gay pride.
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Consumer brands bet on niche hotel audiences
HotelNewsNow.com
When fast-food powerhouse McDonald's saw its stock prices declining in the late 1990s, the CEO of McDonald's Switzerland Urs Hammer, took action. The company needed to diversify its revenue stream, and he reportedly proposed the idea of converting Big Mac eaters into hotel guests.
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Social media strategies: Show, don't tell
Travel Weekly
Social media has gone visual in a very big way, offering travel professionals unprecedented opportunities to promote their products and brands.
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The global divide on homosexuality
Pew Research Center
As the United States and other countries grapple with the issue of same-sex marriage, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance by region on the broader question of whether homosexuality should be accepted or rejected by society.
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Mixing business with pleasure
Windy City Times
Business travel — if planned correctly — can be a perfect time to research your next pleasure trip.
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British Airways emergency landing blamed on failed maintenance checks
TravelMole
Air accident investigators say a maintenance failure is to blame for the emergency landing of British Airways jet at Heathrow last month. The fan cowl doors on both engines had been left unlatched during maintenance checks, according to a report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.
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Top 10 jaw-dropping hotel lobbies
AskMen via Perth Now
While hotel lobbies used to be places you dashed through to get to the elevator or waited in while your room was being prepared, more hotels than ever are making an effort with their lobbies to make a better impression on their customers.
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Stephen Fry documentary to explore gay rights around the world
Radio Times
Stephen Fry is to front a two-part documentary exploring gay rights around the world, while giving an insight into his own experiences.
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8 hospitality trends that define millennial travelers
Skift
HVS published a report on the top 10 trends of millennials travelers, which looks at how these young, digital travelers make travel choices and what they expect from established and blooming brands.
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Magic Kingdom sees allies in red Gay Days weekend
Watermark Online
"The Orlando area is the most gay-friendly place in the entire world," Celso Olaguibel, from Miami, yelled out while perched on the balcony of the train station overlooking a red-shirt-dominated Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.
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Hotels get creative in the competition to capture the market
The Jakarta Post
Hoteliers are innovating to win custom or face closure in a fiercely competitive market as more hotel rooms flood the market this year. The pressure is particularly felt by every rookie in the hospitality industry.
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14 too-cool hotels for the hipster vacationer
Refinery29
With more and more of us wanting something that's in between the Four Seasons and Motel 6, a bevy of hotels have been popping up to cater to our curated needs.
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World Tourism Day 2013: Promoting tourism's role in water preservation
Travel Daily News
This year's World Tourism Day theme focuses on tourism's significant role and contribution to worldwide water conservation efforts.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Top 10 up-and-coming gay wedding destinations (Reuters)
With LGBT travel out and open, hotels turn attention to same-sex weddings (HotelChatter)
#Hashtags? #WhatsTheBigDeal? (By Amber Bynum)
Why Gay Pride? (Travel Video News)

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