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IGLTA networking at WTM
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IGLTA is proud to partner with the European Tour Operators Association for this year's edition of World Travel Market in London, 4-7 November. Please visit the IGLTA booth in the ETOA stand (GV300) and plan on joining us for the following IGLTA member networking receptions during WorldTravel Market:
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Call for convention speakers now open
IGLTA
We are now accepting proposals for educational breakout sessions for our 31st Annual Global Convention in Madrid, 8-10 May 2014. We are looking for dynamic presentations that speak to tourism businesses of all sizes and have a global perspective. The form with complete details is available at www.igltaconvention.org. Deadline for submissions is 20 November. Please address any questions to loann.halden@iglta.org.
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Tens of thousands march for same-sex marriage in Taiwan
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Tens of thousands of demonstrators, many displaying rainbows and glitter, thronged the center of Taiwan's capital to press demands to legalize same-sex marriage amid an increasingly tolerant environment on the island nation.
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Hundreds turn out to support same-sex marriage in Vietnam
Voice of America
Hundreds of people gathered in the center of Hanoi recently to watch a staged wedding ceremony between two same-sex couples ahead of a planned parliamentary debate on the topic next month.
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The top way to ensure your social media strategy will tank
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Social media is here to stay. It has completely transformed the landscape of personal and brand communication. Yet one of the biggest impacts on social media strategy thus far was recently released in a new study from Econsultancy. The reason marketers are using social media is changing — and the new findings are detrimental to your long-term success on social media. Read on to discover the top way to ensure your social media strategy will fail — and how to avoid it. Create a social media strategy that succeeds and shines with these tips.
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Kuwait MPs defend gay travel ban plan
Gay Star News
A group of lawmakers in Kuwait have lashed out at human rights group Amnesty International for criticizing a proposal to introduce medical examinations to identify and bar homosexual or transgender foreigners from entering and working in any of the six Gulf Cooperation Council member countries.
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Oklahoma Native Americans to allow gay marriage despite state ban
The Guardian
The Cheyenne Arapaho will marry second same-sex couple under tribal laws, allowing couples federal benefits.
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Forget room service — order a bike
CNN
Hotels have introduced all sorts of fun amenities over the years, from iPads to pet goldfish. One of the features that seems to be growing in popularity is bicycles, which are no doubt a great way for guests to discover a new destination.
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13 most popular hotel room service items
USA Today
Room service is a luxury and a true hallmark of traveling. Having a piping-hot meal delivered right to your hotel room lets you know that you've arrived. It's comforting, nourishing and downright convenient.
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Expansion of Helsinki Airport begins
By Matt Falcus
Consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world by passengers and other organizations, Helsinki-Vantaa is beginning a phase of developments and upgrades that aim to retain this position and allow growth alongside its partner airlines. The airport's owner, Finavia, is embarking upon an ambitious plan to increase its capacity from 15 million to 20 million passengers per year through a series of improvements and construction projects that will last until 2020.
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Marriage equality needed in Thailand
The Daily Trojan
Shoko Oda writes, "Though Thailand's move toward marriage equality should be commended, the international community must recognize that the East Asian region, as a whole, has a long way to go in creating a more open and accepting environment for LGBT individuals."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Australian Capital Territory legalizes same-sex marriage (BBC News)
Hotels fight comparison shoppers with lower, locked rates (The New York Times)
Vienna and Berlin tourist boards to target Asian LGBT travelers at expo in Singapore (Fridae)
Same-sex weddings and honeymoons boon to travel industry (Windy City News)
7 ways to cultivate creativity in business (By Emma Fitzpatrick)

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