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Meet your board member: Tom Jenkins
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I have been working in the European incoming industry since leaving university in 1982, and have been working at the European Tourism Association since 1997 where I am currently the Executive Director. ETOA has always been enthusiastic in its endorsement of IGLTA, culminating in a reciprocal agreement four years ago.
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Welcome new IGLTA members
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Please join us in welcoming the businesses that joined IGLTA in November: Cruise Planners - Don Fuchs Jr. CTC and Steve Haunschild, GET OUT! Excursions, M.S Travel, GT Guide - Cancun & Riviera Maya, Cruise Planners - Vacations by Dave, G-World Travel, Travel Bug, Leisure India Tours, Puerto Vallarta Luxury Villa Rental, Bespoke Tours & Travels Ltd., Patagonia Camp, Main Street Hostel, Olagirls, Golden Tours
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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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Same-sex marriage law generating Hawaii bookings buzz for agents, vendors
Travel Weekly
Hawaii became the 15th U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriages last month, and for Neal Miller, owner and president of the Atlanta-based Neal Miller Travel Co., that will likely mean a significant boost for his business to the destination next year.
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Go green: Implementing 5 low-cost hospitality products in the hotel room
By Stephen Kirby
According to the 2013 Global Business Traveler Survey published by Timetric, 47 percent of business travelers prioritize "green" hotels when on the road. Environmentally conscious, well-informed travelers expect hotels to do more than just provide a comfortable place to stay. They want to know and see that the hotel they have chosen implements energy-efficient practices and is eco-friendly in many ways. Making sure guests can easily recognize green products and efforts at a hotel is as simple as making a few small, inexpensive changes.
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LGBT, minority Amtrak riders offered new travel resources
The Baltimore Sun
In an effort to reach out to some of its "multicultural" riders — namely those who identify as LGBT, black or Hispanic — Amtrak has launched three new "microsites" where bloggers will be chronicling travel issues specifically relevant to those communities.
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Welcome Center will cater to Tampa Bay's LGBT youth, travelers
Watermark Online
The holidays are squarely upon us and Metro Wellness and Community Centers is ready to celebrate the season of giving back year-round. The organization announced plans to open its LGBT Welcome Center, which will also cater to LGBT youth in Tampa Bay, Fla.
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Amnesty International: Gay rights office in Haiti attacked
The Associated Press via WPMI-TV
Amnesty International says the office of a gay rights group in Haiti has been ransacked and two of its members beaten.
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Gay community in India demands end to discrimination
The Associated Press via The Anchorage Daily News
Gay rights activists sang songs and carried rainbow-colored flags while marching to the beat of traditional Indian drums recently, as they paraded through India's capital to demand an end to the stigmatization of gays in the deeply conservative country.
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