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IGLTA will have a table at the 2013 Career & Community Expo at the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association convention in Boston from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 23. This is an opportunity to share information about your business with an estimated 350 journalists. To register for brochure distribution, download the form.
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Meet the first gay tour guide in the Arab world
VICE
Bertho became the Arab world's first and only gay holiday rep in 2005. It happened almost by accident — he'd taken a couple of curious online friends on archaeological tours of Lebanon, his home country, when he realized that he could make a business out of it. So he set up a website and started organizing trips to the country's famous ancient sites. But soon it clicked that he could set himself apart from his numerous competitors. He asked a friend to redesign his website with a gay-friendly image, and that's how his company, Lebtour, was born.
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Gay-friendly portal launched in Mexico
Periódico Viaje
The one-of-its kind website seeks to demonstrate — through the promotion of destinations, products and services — that the gay travel industry leaves an economic impact on trips 57 percent higher than that generated by the traditional tourism.
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Same-sex marriage availability in US set to double in 1-year span
The New York Times
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent rulings on a pair of landmark cases, which overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act and effectively legalized same-sex marriage in California, are the latest in a recent series of legal and legislative victories for same-sex marriage advocates worldwide.
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Prince George becomes new poster boy for Britain
TravelMole
Just hours after the birth of Prince George, VisitBritain has turned him into a new poster boy for Britain in the hope that his arrival will prompt people to visit areas with connections to the younger royals.
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Gay-friendly hotel coming to Cayman
Cayman 27
"I'm hopeful by now attitudes have changed a little bit where there won't be such an outcry if a gay couple were staying on the island," said John Tanzella, president of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.
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Ryanair to sell billboard advertising on its planes
Airnation.net
Ryanair is offering businesses across the world the chance to advertise their brand on its fleet of 303 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and reach millions of European passengers through Europe's largest and cheapest outdoor advertising medium.
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Get more Twitter followers
By Amber Bynum
A while back, your business, or maybe even you, made a Twitter account. You tweeted twice and never logged back on. Well, it's time to log back on, and this time use Twitter more effectively. These steps will not guarantee your account to go viral overnight, but instead will gain you quality followers who will engage with your tweets. Studies on Twitter are finding contradicting results. There are a few things, however, that most Twitters users and researchers agree on.
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Study examines role of travel management companies
Newswire via Travel Agent Central
Travel management companies are working directly with corporate travel managers to play an increasingly important role in implementing, improving and successfully operating global travel programs, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation and Egencia.
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Violence mars first gay parade in Montenegro
NBC News/Reuters
Police clashed with anti-gay protesters in Montenegro as they tried to disrupt the first gay pride parade to be held in the Balkan country, which is in talks to join the European Union bloc.
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Facebook alive and well for hoteliers
HotelNewsNow
Despite recent reports that suggest Facebook is showing signs of fatigue, hoteliers said the social networking site is still their No. 1 platform for engaging with guests, locally and globally.
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Next Carnival ship to be called Carnival Vista
USA Today
Carnival's top executives released the first tidbits about the line's next ship, including what it will be called: Carnival Vista. The 4,000-passenger vessel, scheduled to debut in 2016, will be "extremely connected to the ocean," with vistas from multiple spaces an important element, Carnival CMO Jim Berra told cruise writers at an event aboard the line's recently revamped Carnival Sunshine.
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Organization for American States backs anti-discrimination resolution
Washington Blade
The Organization of American States adopted an anti-discrimination resolution that includes sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
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'Fire Island Modernist' traces 1960s gay culture through art and architecture
BBC News
Sixty miles east of New York City lies Fire Island, a narrow wind-swept strip of sandy terrain facing the Atlantic Ocean. This barrier island, with beach dwellings dotting its thick sandy brush, is home to around 300 residents year-round but thousands pour in on summer weekends.
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