IGLTA reception at IFTM, Paris
You're invited to IGLTA's premiere Member Networking Reception during IFTM Top Résa on Thursday, 22 September, at 19:00 CEST (GMT +1). Free for IGLTA members and their guests, attendees will be entered to win surprise packages! The reception will be held at the Abba Montparnasse Hotel, 20 bis rue de la Gaité (Metro: Edgard Quinet – line 6 or Gaité – line 13). Sponsored by Abba Hotels and La Vallée Village. Please RSVP by clicking here.
Travel Auction now live
The IGLTA Travel Auction is open for bidding until 21 September at 20:00 EDT. We need your support. This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items. We'll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Place a "WATCH" on your favorites so you aren't outbid. For more information, please visit our website: www.biddingforgood.com/iglta.
IGLTA's European Adventure at Sea
IGLTA and its partners added pizazz to the on-board activities of the recent Gay Attitude cruise with colorful prizes and promotions. Organized for the third year by IGLTA member Attitude-Travels, the 10-day cruise returned to Marseille on 9 September after calling in six exotic Mediterranean ports. IGLTA Global Partner Chic Outlet Shopping® provided beach bags for the 760 passengers as well as VIP Discount Vouchers and a 250€ (US$342) shopping spree for one lucky winner. MyGayTrip furnished landing cards with information on local LGBT businesses and points of interest. Prizes were offered by the tourism offices of Deauville, Cannes and Nice as well as Made, le 20 Prieuré Hotel and Rail Europe. Check out the IGLTA Facebook page for photos and more information.
Enter to win a women's only holiday
IGLTA has united with Media Partner Curve magazine to collect data on the rarely tracked lesbian travel market. Please share this link with colleagues; one lucky survey participant will win a hotel stay in Miami Beach from IGLTA member The Angler's Boutique Resort: Click here to win.
Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members at www.IGLTA.org/events.
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