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Promote your business to LGBT consumers
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Congratulations to David Akridge from Washington, D.C., winner of the latest IGLTA member travel package giveaway, which includes a stay at the Aruba Marriott and two roundtrip tickets on Delta. We'd also like to congratulate our Mexico-based winners Alejandro Camacho, Lamp Medina, Carlos Oseguera and Sergio Martinez who won VIP tickets to the Paradiso parties in Riviera Maya. Thank you to the member businesses who sponsored these great prizes! If you'd like to promote your business through an LGBT vacation giveaway, please contact our International Marketing Manager Camilo Restrepo at camilo.restrepo@iglta.org.
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Meet your ambassador: David Ryan, South Africa
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An accountant by profession, David Ryan is the intrepid CEO of the Rhino Africa Safaris group, which he founded in 2004. Born and bred in Cape Town, David is passionate about Africa, sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation. He is a longtime member of IGLTA, and the Ambassador for South Africa, which recently won the bid to host our 2016 Annual Global Convention (in Cape Town).
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Australian Capital Territory legalizes same-sex marriage
BBC News
The Australian Capital Territory has become the first part of Australia to legalize same-sex marriage. Celebrants will now be allowed to marry same-sex couples inside the ACT, regardless of which state they live in.
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Gov. Chris Christie drops challenge to same-sex marriage in New Jersey
NBC News
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie abandoned the state's legal challenge to same-sex marriage on Monday, hours after gay couples began tying the knot in the wake of a court ruling. Christie said that while he disagreed with the court's decision, it "left no ambiguity," making New Jersey the 14th state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Mixed-use projects' hotels cater to shopping-minded travelers
Travel Weekly
Among consumers, "retail therapy" describes shopping as a way to soothe frustration and relieve stress. But according to some panelists at the Lodging Conference, hoteliers have their own version of retail therapy: developing lodging, especially select-service hotels, either on top of or alongside shopping malls and retail centers.
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Vienna and Berlin tourist boards to target Asian LGBT travelers at expo in Singapore
Fridae
The Vienna Tourist Board and visitBerlin will launch a first-of-its-kind bid to attract Asian LGBT travelers at ITB Asia, a trade show for the Asian travel market, to be held in Singapore from Oct. 23-25.
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7 ways to cultivate creativity in business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
I recently rediscovered one of my favorite quotes: "Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein. And how true. PR firms and businesses alike are full of brilliant thinkers, so let's help them have more fun and exercise their creativity — which will ultimately affect the bottom line. Here are seven tips to integrate into your business to have a bit more fun and a whole lot of ground-breaking ideas.
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Hotels fight comparison shoppers with lower, locked rates
The New York Times
For hotels, they are some of the most maddening of customers — those who repeatedly book and cancel rooms at no cost in search of the best deal. While the customer ends up with a low rate on a good room, the snubbed hotel is left with an empty room and no revenue.
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Same-sex weddings and honeymoons boon to travel industry
Windy City News
With 14 states in the United States as well as the District of Columbia now with legalized same-sex marriage, there are more and more choices for same-sex couples to choose for destination weddings and honeymoons. In the first year since same-sex weddings became legal in New York, NYC & Co found that more than 8,100 same-sex licenses were issued in the city alone.
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3 ways to tell if your hotel's decor is over the top
ehotelier.com
To you, it's your hotel. To your guest, it's their home away from home. Whether your decor is modern, country, cozy, elegant, chic or hip, the central function of your hotel is to make your guests feel warm, welcome, safe and secure.
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Survey: Age matters in assessing traveler behavior — sometimes
Business Travel News
New survey results released by Expedia and its Egencia corporate travel division point to some familiar behavioral differences between younger and older travelers. But a closer examination of the data shows those differences aren't as pronounced — or, in some cases, apparent at all — in North America as they are elsewhere.
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Is Facebook advertising right for your business?
By Liz Murphy
After Facebook's flat IPO performance and concerns surrounding the social network giant's ability to profit from their expansive mobile user base, the company's recent second-quarter earnings report was a welcome surprise to investors and stakeholders. But many business owners still have questions about whether to try their hand at Facebook advertising, in spite of the positive turn. Facebook offers a variety of ways to advertise, as well as customization options to control how much you spend and who sees your message. If you're thinking of advertising your brand on Facebook, here four tips to help you get started.
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