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Join IGLTA in the Gay Pavilion at ITB Berlin (5-9 March 2014) and become a part of the World's Leading Travel Trade Show®. More than 11,000 exhibitors from 180-plus countries are expected to participate. With 400 square meters of space, the pavilion is the cornerstone of LGBT business at the event. If you register and pay before Nov. 29, you'll receive a 10 percent discount on booth share or brochure distribution. Space is limited!
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Upcoming BSBD Opportunity: Fitur
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IGLTA is offering booth share and brochure distribution at the 34th edition of Fitur, the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, 22-26 January 2014.
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Is your business LGBT-owned?
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We're adding a feature to the IGLTA website before the end of the year that will allow our members to designate their business as LGBT-owned. If you'd like to have your business searchable in this way, please email iglta@iglta.org at your earliest convenience.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Orlando ads to woo LGBT honeymooners from 15 states
Orlando Business Journal
Thousands of same-sex couples are expected to get married in the U.S. next year, and at least one local group would like to see them honeymoon in Orlando. Converge Orlando Inc., Central Florida's LGBT visitors bureau, plans to launch its Honeymoon: Destination, Orlando campaign on Dec. 1.
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With gay marriage legal, Hawaii expects boost in destination weddings
Travel Weekly
"There are many people here on the islands that are very happy. I would say we will more than likely see an increase in same-sex marriages," said Lisa Makaneole, a destination-wedding planner for Maui'd Forever, which had already been working with same-sex couples for civil unions.
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Who cares about 'likes' anyway?
By Jeffrey Dobkin
The answer is no one. Do you have a big "like" button wasting space on your website? Do you send visitors unimportant requests to "like" you, instead of valuable requests such asking for referrals? I guess you see where this is heading. What's the value of a like? Not much, really. When likes started, they seemed to be such a great idea: Google and other data collection sites could measure your popularity. The more likes, the more popular. So what happened?
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6 travel trends to watch in 2014 and beyond
Travel Market Report
From the distinct travel preferences of millennials to the growth of "creative tourism," the travel industry is witnessing a series of powerful trends with real staying power.
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JFK Airport Customs kiosks pay off in shorter wait times
Bloomberg
Delta Air Lines Inc.'s financing of automated passport-control kiosks at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport cut wait times in half a month into their use, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics.
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Traditional media vs. social media: Making the right choices
By Robin Carver
Which is better: traditional media or social media? Should you sink time and money into both or just one? With a growing plethora of social media options, which are far less costly than traditional media, some of you might be questioning spending money on those pricey TV, radio and print ads to encourage business. However, using both media together, as opposed to one versus the other can move your message further and reach a larger audience.
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Gay travel: Exploring gay Taiwan
Passport Magazine
In Taiwan today, gay travelers don't have to go to gay-specific spots to meet cute guys or restrict themselves to cities in order to travel openly with their partners.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Gay couples travel to New Zealand to wed (All China Women's Federation)
Gay travel: The unique world of Key West (Passport Magazine)
Hawaii passes marriage equality (The Advocate)
Chicago's LGBT community celebrates marriage equality victory in Illinois (Progress Illinois)
Russian gays tackle prejudice through sport (Agence France-Presse via Yahoo New Zealand Sport)

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