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Ensure visibility at the AGC in Madrid
Even if you're unable to attend IGLTA's Annual Global Convention in Madrid, 8-10 May, it's still possible to have your business in front of our delegation of LGBT tourism leaders. Convention brochure distribution places your collateral in the registration area for all attendees to view. Please download the form for pricing and shipping instructions. Please send queries to
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Welcome new members
Please join us in welcoming the member businesses that joined the association in March: Amiel Tours LTD, Hotel Boutique Casa Velas & Ocean Group, Orgullo LGBT, GoBeyond, Ella International Lesbian Festival, Palms Resort Cocoa Beach, Pinktours a label of Noricus Tours, PM & Vänner Hotel, Hotel Hesperia Madrid, EgoCity Magazine, New York City Ballet, Lac Hong Voyages, Cruise Planners – Bucket List Travel, Chalet Etoiles de Montagne, Viajes El Corte Inglés, Gray Line Costa Rica Tour Operator & DMC.
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Small Business Spotlight
This recurring eNews feature highlights some of our small-business members from around the world: Escape To The Magic in Orlando, Fla., has more than 30 years of vacation-planning experience; Nature Expeditions International operates upscale cultural, "soft" adventure and wildlife viewing tours to 25 countries in Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica; Peru Wonderful Tours is a devoted tour operator that can prepare your visit to magnificent Peru with exclusive, flexible programs.
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  • 25% Discount on Audio Visual
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    UK's first same-sex marriages go ahead as PM speaks of 'powerful message'
    The Guardian
    David Cameron has hailed the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales as sending a "powerful message" about equality in Britain.
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    VisitBritain launches new 'Love is Great' campaign
    LGBT Weekly
    As England and Wales welcome the new same-sex marriage law March 29 (Scotland will follow later this year), VisitBritain, the national tourism agency responsible for inspiring the world to explore Britain, highlights where to enjoy a GREAT summer of love.
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    World Bank: Reinstating anti-gay law costs India $31 billion
    Passport Magazine via San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
    Anti-gay legislation and homophobia costs India $31 billion annually, according to a new study from the World Bank. Between violence, job loss, discrimination, and tourism, the exclusion of the LGBT community ultimately translates into economic loss for the country in terms of higher healthcare costs and social programs in addition to lower economic output.
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    NEXT Vacations exclusive cruise groups

    Pursue your passion for screening the best new independent gay and lesbian films on Modern Luxury cruises designed for the entire LGBT community, our families, friends and supporters. Cinema Diverse at Sea is NEXT Vacations’ exclusive groups aboard Celebrity Cruises and include All-Access film festival pass in one low fare.
    The only way to travel

    Traveling the open road, experiencing new destinations and enjoying everything about the great outdoors will never be the same once you step inside a Roadtrek. Roadtrek’s are stylish, compact motorhomes offering all the comfort and conveniences of home, in a vehicle that is easy to drive and can go just about anywhere.
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    Visiting the Maldives is the chance for you to break out the brightly colored summer clothes that are so often out of place in colder climates. The higher temperatures and ever-present sunshine means that locals and visitors alike prefer dressing in lightweight materials.

    Increase your Facebook reach without paying for advertising
    By Mayur Kisani
    It is getting harder and harder for businesses on Facebook to reach their audiences. According to Facebook, it is due to the increase in the amount of content, the increasing number of businesses building a presence on the site and an effort to crack down on spam. But many also believe that Facebook has decreased the reach of pages in order to make businesses pay for promoted posts and advertisements, thus increasing revenue for Facebook. So just like everything online, there are a few ways that might help increase your reach on Facebook without having to pay for promoted posts or ads.
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    Study: US campaign draws $3.4 billion in tourism spending
    Los Angeles Times
    The nation's first coordinated campaign to promote the United States to international travelers generated $3.4 billion in additional spending last year, according to a study commissioned by the campaign.
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    The Premier Men's Resort of Palm Springs
    Originally built in 1940 in the California Mission Style, and former home to many Hollywood luminaries, recently upgraded with the same great vibe we have been known for MORE
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    Backpacking is the latest modern travel trend
    By Archita Datta Majumdar
    Backpacking was often considered mainly for hiking and camping, but in many ways it is now slowly transforming into an independent and low-cost international travel option for individuals or a small group of people. This trend may have begun as an economic solution for the travel-hungry who had major budget constraints but soon became the preferred mode for many. With laptops and smartphones, backpackers are no longer bidding adieu to all comforts or communications, but are instead benefiting from the absolute convergence of tourism and technology.
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    Sitges axes lesbian party as it has 'too many gay events'
    Gay Star News
    A Sitges government official has allegedly cancelled a lesbian party saying there's no room for any more gay events in the LGBTI paradise. The seaside town of Sitges, 22 miles southwest of Barcelona on the Spanish coast, was slated to host Ola Girls, a new Mediterranean-themed lesbian festival from 6 to 8 June 2014.
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    Thailand's intolerance of its own LGBT community will surprise you
    The Land of Smiles is a gay-friendly playground of brazen lady boys and sexual license, right? Well, not quite. The water surface ripples, then stirs into a frenzy of feeding catfish. Arisa Thanommek and Pacharee Hungsabut dip their fingers into a bag of pellets and toss two more handfuls into the artificial lake at which they like to spend their weekends.
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    USA moves closer to top, India more bottom in new gay travel rankings (Metro Weekly)
    Nigeria gays: 20 lashes for 'homosexual offenses' (BBC News)

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