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IGLTA statement on Russia's anti-gay laws
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IGLTA issued the following statement to the press on Aug. 16: "IGLTA and our IGLTA Foundation join our members and allies to express our deep concern with Russia's attempts to silence and isolate LGBT citizens and their allies. This repression is no different than that of any other nation that violates human rights — such as Uganda, Cameroon, Zimbabwe or Jamaica — and puts LGBT people, our families and friends in harm's way.
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Meet your ambassador: Felipe Cardenas, Colombia
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Felipe Cardenas, one of the newest members of our ambassador team, is a Colombian entrepreneur with international business experience in different sectors and countries, including the Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Argentina. Since 2011 he has been very active in LGBT business with innovative projects such as www.gayhills.com and supporting the founding of the Colombian LGBT Chamber of Commerce (Cámara de Comercianters LGBT de Colombia) from his Foreign Invest Agency in Colombia.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


New Zealand cashes in on gay marriage, expects 1,000 Australian couples for weddings, honeymoons
International Business Times
New Zealand became the first nation in Asia-Pacific to host same-sex weddings on Aug. 19 after parliament passed a law in April amending the country's 1955 marriage act to include gays and lesbians. Beyond the obvious benefits to same-sex couples in the remote Pacific nation, New Zealand hopes that the new law will attract hordes of tourists from Australia and beyond and serve as a point of differentiation between it and its more famous neighbor.
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See related story: New Zealand gay weddings begin, one at 39,000 feet (The Associated Press via EDGE on the Net)


Decisions expected soon on gay marriage, domestic partnerships in Costa Rica
The Tico Times
LGBT advocates anticipate a decision this month on Costa Rica's first same-sex domestic partnerships while the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ordered the country to respond to a petition for gay marriage.
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Travel industry wary of new anti-gay law in Russia
Travel Weekly
The travel industry has struggled to decide how to handle Russia's recently enacted anti-gay law, which could potentially put clients traveling to that country at risk of arrest.
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Gay marriage does not end discrimination
Human Rights Watch
Introducing marriage equality does not mean an end to discrimination. Not in the countries themselves, nor elsewhere in the world.
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It's all about content
By Nikki Trufant-Wade
The world we live in has become a very different place in recent years. The invention of the smartphone, tablet and DVR, and the decline of the newspaper industry has changed what information we receive — as well as how and when we receive it. With so many outlets to choose from, getting the attention of consumers to generate traffic for your website and sales for your company has become much more of a challenge.
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US opens Global Entry Program to foreign travelers
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Citizens from South Korea, Germany, Qatar and the United Kingdom are now eligible to participate in Global Entry, its "trusted traveler" program offering expedited airport security screening to pre-approved, low-risk travelers when they enter the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced.
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The mobile tourist: How smartphones are shaking up the travel market
Business Insider
Smartphones and fast mobile Internet access have transformed nearly all facets of life, but travel has seen some of the most dramatic changes.
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Hotels happily jump into the wine business
USA Today
Hotels have long been willing to hawk pillows, linens and bathrobes. Now, they're peddling fine wines. A number of major hotel chains are getting into the wine business, teaming up with wineries to start wine clubs, create their own private labels or hold special wine events.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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International tourism up by 12 million visitors through April 2013 (Travel Industry Wire)
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