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Travel writers reception at NLGJA
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IGLTA joins with Toronto Tourism, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership and Pride Toronto to present the Travel Writers cocktail party at Abby Lane during this year's National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention in Boston. Mingle with travel writers and other communications professionals at this tourism-themed party celebrating WorldPride 2014 in Toronto from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 22. IGLTA members interested in attending please email Media Relations Director LoAnn Halden, loann.halden@iglta.org.
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'Pride' in the UK
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U.K. members of IGLTA attended a special performance of "The Pride" at London's Trafalgar Transformed Theatre on 12 August. Starring Mathew Horne ("Gavin and Stacey," "Bad Education"), "The Pride" is Alexi Kaye Campbell's hilarious and heartfelt landmark play about courage, compassion and the fear of loneliness in life's journey towards self-discovery.
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Destination weddings for gay couples: New Zealand and Britain want to welcome LGBT people to get married in their countries
Travelers Today
Britain and New Zealand have both recently legalized gay marriages, giving American couples that are seeking a destination wedding some options, according to NBC.
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International tourism up by 12 million visitors through April 2013
Travel Industry Wire
A total of 298 million international tourists traveled worldwide between January and April 2013, 12 million more than in the same period last year according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
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What does Gmail's new inbox mean for email marketing?
By Liz Murphy
In 2012, there were 425 million active Gmail users worldwide, making it the biggest email provider on the planet. So when Google recently announced changes to the Gmail inbox by sorting all inbound messages into primary, social and promotions tabs, many users rejoiced. Given the sheer number of people who use the Gmail service, however, this change has left many asking one question: What does this new innovation mean for the email marketing campaigns and organizational newsletters of a business?
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Survey: Frequent fliers want more out of airline apps
Business Travel News
As suppliers increasingly offer the ability to book flights and purchase ancillary services via mobile applications, it's clear that the smartphone is growing in stature as a sales engine. Yet, a gap remains between the functionality tech-savvy frequent fliers want most from mobile apps and those that airlines deliver, according to a recent FlightView survey of more than 900 business travelers who fly at least once a month.
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More Americans working through their vacation time
The Huffington Post
More Americans than ever are stressed about their jobs, and unfortunately, fewer and fewer are taking time off. U.S. workers are increasingly forgoing their earned vacation days, using two days less than they did last year, according to a recent Expedia survey. And even when employees do take time off, more than half stay plugged in, responding to work emails and checking in at the office during their vacation.
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The 12 best honeymoon spots for newlywed gay couples
Business Insider
While honeymooners may want to avoid places like Russia, which recently passed severe anti-gay laws that will even affect gay foreign tourists, there are plenty of awesome destinations that are just waiting to welcome gay newlywed couples with open arms.
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From cake to flowers, Twin Cities gay couples get help planning perfect wedding
Pioneer Press
The law allowing same-sex marriages in Minnesota took effect Aug. 1, and many gay couples are finalizing their nuptials. That means big business for the already-big wedding industry.
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Public transport: Passengers want to be well-connected
Public Service
The use of new technology can make railway stations, airports and other transport hubs more appealing and easier for travelers — no longer inconvenient steps in a longer journey, but instead enjoyable, useful destinations in themselves, says Mark Elliott, infrastructure and transportation services lead at Accenture.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    US: Visas from gay spouses will get equal treatment (Reuters)
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Hotels add libraries as amenity to keep guests inside
The New York Times
Reading material in many hotel rooms has become about as spare as it can be — open the desk drawer and it might hold a Gideon Bible and a Yellow Pages. But some hotels are giving the humble book another look, as they search for ways to persuade guests, particularly younger ones, to spend more time in their lobbies and bars.
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To survive in 10 years, your business will need…
By Emma Fitzpatrick
For any business, it's really easy to get caught up in the day to day, but stepping back and taking a look where your business needs to be is the key to success. Big or small, no business is guaranteed a fruitful financial year. In fact, maintaining your popularity with customers is hard work — and you always need to be 10 steps ahead. A recent study surveyed professionals about the next 10 years of marketing. Read on to discover what your business needs to remain thriving (and relevant) in 10 years.
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