IGLTA eNewsletter – NGLCC conference slated for Las Vegas


IGLTA networking reception
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Join IGLTA and Harrah’s New Orleans for an evening of networking and fun to celebrate the power of tourism and the LGBT community at large. We look forward to a toast with you in New Orleans during DMAI’s 97th annual convention for destination marketing professionals! The reception will be held at the Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras St., on Wednesday, 20 July, from 8:30-10 p.m. Click here to RSVP.



NGLCC conference slated for Las Vegas
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The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a valued IGLTA Organizational Partner, will hold its National Business & Leadership Conference in Las Vegas on 2-5 Aug. Event programming is designed to meet the interests and needs of corporate partners, LGBT-certified business owners and entrepreneurs, allied companies and NGLCC affiliate chambers from around the United States. The NGLCC, which has more than 29,000 members, is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization in the U.S. dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community.

Save the date
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Save the date for the 8th Annual GLBT Party during the ASAE 2011 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis. Co-sponsored by IGLTA, Meet Minneapolis, Delta Air Lines and the Mall of America, the party will be held at Erney’s 32, 4200 Manchester Ave., on Monday, 8 Aug., from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.



Newsletter sponsor: Passport Magazine

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What’s new in gay travel to Antwerp, Belgium
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It may not be as well known as Brussels, but the northern Flemish city of Antwerp has a location on the River Scheldt that has allowed it to become a thriving cosmopolitan center and a must-see cultural destination for LGBT travelers. More

Tour operators praise Tanzania for halting Serengeti Highway
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Most tour operators who operate safaris in Tanzania, as well as environmentalists and scientists, applauded the decision by the Tanzanian government to halt plans to build a road through the Serengeti. More

Travel jobs growth outpaces other industries for June
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According to the latest U.S. Labor Department employment report, the growth of travel jobs outpaced other industries. More

South Korea wins 2018 Winter Olympics bid
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The International Olympic Committee in Durban, South Africa, has announced that Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be the host for the 2018 Winter Olympics. More


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Indian, foreign firms target growing Indian gay market
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T-shirts and mugs with cheesy slogans, targeted marketing campaigns and even a specialized travel boutique: Gays still might be taboo in much of India, but not for companies innovating to tap the growing purchasing power of the LGBT community. More

Top 10 places to celebrate gay rights
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What better way to celebrate LGBT pride than to pay tribute to cities, states and countries where monumental strides in gay rights have taken place. More

3 ways to earn a living while traveling
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Neil J. Lloyd writes, "On Friday, I met a solicitor in this gloriously chintzy champagne bar in Cardiff Bay. He asked me what I did for a living." More

Best gay and lesbian journalists
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Never before have gay issues made the headlines they’re making this year. Thanks to reporters who bring important stories to the forefront and editors who produce pieces that spotlight sometimes marginalized voices, coverage of LGBT issues has reached a mainstream pitch. More

Hoteliers group pushes gay tourism
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Baguio’s tourism sector sees nothing wrong if it earns the tag "gay wedding capital" of the Philippines. More

RailEurope

A little bit of planning can mean a lot more traveling. Traveling by train will enhance your entire European experience: no airport hassles or wasted time, and more leisurely gourmet dining as you gaze through panoramic windows while being whisked from city center to city center. It’s no wonder trains are so popular, so make sure you book in advance to get the best prices and most choices. More info

Expedia

Plan your next great vacation with Expedia. As the world’s largest online travel agency, we make it easy to get the best prices on flights, hotels, and flight + hotel vacations. More info

Halifax

Halifax, founded by General Edward Cornwallis in 1749, still preserves many of its original buildings and fortifications. Today it is a vibrant city, bustling with tourists who arrive by air, rail, ship and automobile to explore the wealth of beauty and history that the city has to offer.

Source = International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

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