Join IGLTA at World Travel Market
Please visit IGLTA 7-10 November in London at the Global Village of WTM, stand GV203. We're proud to once again booth share with our partner HotelRez/World Rainbow Hotels at this key business-to business event for global travel professionals. IGLTA also will be present in the all new Associations Pavilion of WTM, a 25m² area with lounge, meeting facilities and Internet access; a WTM receptionist will be on the stand to help visitors at the WTM Associations Pavilion. There is limited space left for IGLTA member brochure distribution at our booth, so book now!
Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members at www.IGLTA.org/events.
Tom Nibbio takes new post with OutServe
Longtime IGLTA staff member Tom Nibbio, who most recently served as the association's director of global business development, has stepped down to take on a new career challenge. He is now the vice president of global development for OutServe, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel. We wish him the best in this new endeavor! IGLTA will use this change as an opportunity for staff restructuring. Watch the newsletter for updates in the weeks to come.
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. Survey ends Oct. 28!
The Power of Youth Travel
World Tourism Organization Share
The second in the series of reports looking at specific areas of the tourism sector, The Power of Youth Travel features commentary from specialists, UNWTO affiliate members and other selected organizations on the importance of youth travel for economic development, global development and young travelers themselves. More
India: Enormous interest among LGBT travelers
Travel Daily News Share
Tourism and hospitality professionals from across India and throughout Asia will convene in New Delhi on 28 November for Community Marketing's 1st Asian Symposium on Gay & Lesbian Tourism, in partnership with American Airlines, IGLTA, Out Journeys and Pink Banana Media. More
Tourism in the Region of Asia and Pacific: Current Situation and Perspectives
World Tourism Organization Share
The report "Tourism in the region of Asia-Pacific: Current Situation and Perspectives" was prepared by the UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme, in collaboration with the Tourism Trends and Marketing Strategies Programme, which contributed with updated statistical information as well as the Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific with the primary aim of bringing together the experiences and opinions of the affiliate members in this region. More
India: An emerging gay tourism hub?
Hindustan Times Share
A luxurious stay at a palace in Udaipur, an ayurvedic massage by the sea in Kochi, a spiritual session with a guru in Varanasi, or just a leisurely sightseeing trip across Delhi, Agra or Jaipur does seem like the perfect holiday plan for any couple. This ideal holiday gets even better if you are gay or lesbian and want a customized holiday for your partner and you, without uncomfortable stares or having to explain why you need only one bed. More
Emerging LGBT activism in Italy
Italian singer Ornella Vanoni recently released a song, "Senza Paura" ("Without Fear"), which deals with facing life's uncertainties unafraid. Last May, SouthFloridaGayNews.com had the pleasure of meeting with four gay activists from Tuscany, in town for the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association convention. More
Andalucia's 'pink pound'
The Olive Press Share
It was set to be the first "gay" village in the world. But, somewhat sensibly perhaps, the "pueblo blanco" of Moclinejo has opted to reject a much publicized plan to turn its streets pink. More
Airlines pile pressure on EU to scrap carbon tax
Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space. More
Accor signs landmark franchise deal
Accor has signed a franchise agreement with Jupiter Hotels Ltd, the new owners of the former Jarvis hotels. This agreement paves the way for Accor to increase its U.K. network to 300 hotels by the year 2015. More