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Brochure distribution opportunity: NTA
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IGLTA staff attends global trade fairs throughout the year, providing our members with opportunities to showcase their businesses without the time and travel costs of attending the events. Brochure distribution is now available for the National Tour Operators Association Travel Exchange in Los Angeles, Feb. 16-20, 2014. NTA buyers booked more than $59 million in new business on the floor of Travel Exchange 2013. Download the registration form for NTA and other trade shows.
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Meet your ambassador: Masaki Higashida, Japan
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Our ambassador for Japan, Masaki Higashida, founded Qocci, Japan's first marketing consultancy specializing in diversity marketing, to provide professional advice to the Japanese government and global multinationals across a vast range of issues from product marketing to talent acquisition. From his base in Tokyo, he has helped many clients convert their diversity considerations into key business and people processes.
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Early-bird registration for ITB
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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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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


Madrid chosen to host 2017 World Pride
eTurboNews.com
Chosen to host 2017 World Pride, Madrid boasts one of the world's most legendary Gay Prides. Proof of this is that in both 2009 and 2010, the city was voted Best Annual Gay Destination by fans of MTV's Logo channel.
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Business travel spending up for 2013, eyeing increase in 2014
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The travel industry has picked up the recession slack quite well, showing healthier figures in 2013. Business travel especially has picked up quickly, which is a testament to an improving economy and better business prospects in all arenas. In fact, recent reports state that U.S. businesses are all poised to spend more on business travel with a figure that could go up to $288.8 billion in 2014.
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10 travel tips for LGBT families
The Advocate
Parents, guardians, and travel industry experts recently gathered on Twitter to share stories and resources on how to put together a great LGBT family holiday.
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Cleveland does, indeed, rock, as Gay Games approaches
Windy City Times
Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, will be ready for Gay Games 9 next August. That was the message delivered during a recent media trip to Cleveland that highlighted spots where Gay Games activities will take place — and that featured venues that show the cultural aspects of the city.
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Awakening a future giant: Al Maktoum welcomes first passengers
By Matt Falcus
History was made when the first aircraft carrying passengers landed at Dubai's new Al Maktoum International Airport — projected to one day be the world's largest. The Wizz Air flight — an Airbus A320 arriving from Budapest — came in a week when the airport added two new airline carriers to its roster and finally opened its passenger terminal after a series of delays. The opening of the new passenger terminal marks a major milestone in the transition of aviation infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates.
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Thailand's hidden gems: The turtle island, Koh Tao
Gay Star News
The smaller islands off the coast of Thailand may not be typical gay destinations, but there's much on offer in terms of rest, relaxation or adventure, and occasionally a small LGBTI presence.
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Iran: Still hostile to gays
New York Daily News
The expectation that the election of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would curtail persecution of minorities has proved a bitter disappointment for his country's struggling gay community. Sadly, human rights under the so-called "moderate" Rouhani presidency is a case where past is prologue.
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