IGLTA eNewsletter – IGLTA Foundation begins accepting donations

IGLTA Foundation begins accepting donations
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IGLTA’s board of directors recently approved the creation of a nonprofit foundation to support educational projects, tourism scholarships and emerging LGBT destinations. Your donations will help fund the following initiatives:

  • Educational programs related to LGBT tourism

  • Scholarships for university students to attend IGLTA’s Annual Global Convention

  • Marketing and educational support to emerging LGBT destinations (within two years)

Any donation made from a U.S. bank is tax deductible. Click here for more information.

Take our lesbian travel survey
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IGLTA has united with Media Partner Curve magazine to collect data on the rarely tracked lesbian travel market. Please share this link with colleagues; one lucky survey participant will win a hotel stay in Miami Beach from IGLTA member The Angler’s Boutique Resort: Click here to win.

Member benefits
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Check out our upcoming brochure distribution and booth share opportunities open only to IGLTA members at www.IGLTA.org/events.

  • SPECIAL RATE — ASTA’s The Trade Show: 11-13 September in Las Vegas, USA. ASTA’s Travel Retailing & Destination Expo provides quality travel agents the opportunity to develop their professional career.

  • Out & Equal Annual Summit: 25-28 October in Dallas, USA. The Summit boasts more than 2,300 attendees who participate in more than 125 workshops and caucuses all designed to create an inclusive workplace. The Summit justly deserves its international reputation as the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace.

Promote your business via the IGLTA website
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Web banners are available on our home page and 15 other pages geared toward the LGBT traveler at www.iglta.org. With more than 10,000 (and growing) unique visitors a month, this is an inexpensive way to promote your brand to travelers and member businesses alike. Each time the IGLTA page is refreshed, a new Web banner is displayed; we never have more than five running concurrently on each page to provide your company maximum visibility. Prices range from $300-$500 per month, depending on banner size. For complete details, visit www.iglta.org/marketing.

Historic ideas for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic
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Today’s cruise ship companies endlessly announce the "newest" or "world’s largest ships," but one passenger liner still captures our imaginations and respect, the RMS Titanic. More

Natural disaster? Call a travel agent!
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What a week for the East Coast. First there was the earthquake, and then Hurricane Irene. Why do many people only discover or understand the importance of travel agents when a natural disaster occurs? More

Cruise lines change itineraries in aftermath of Hurricane Irene
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Three cruise lines made a few more itinerary changes in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. More

Hertz introduces electric vehicles in China
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Hertz launched new programs in China in an effort to turn China into a new market for electric vehicles. More

Cuba: Rainbow flag to fly high over island
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The rainbow flag of sexual diversity will be hoisted on Mount Turquino, the highest point in Cuba, by LGBT activists set to make the climb in late September. More

Belgium: 8,000 gay and lesbian couples married since 2003
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In Belgium, it has been eight years since same-sex marriage became law. Since then, 8,000 gay and lesbian couples have said "I do." More

Demand for increased travel in Canada among gay community
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Travel Gay Canada has announced the findings of their second research study of LGBT travelers, showing a market size of $7 billion annually. An estimated market of 1.8 million gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender travelers spent on average $1,131 per trip last year. More


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


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, 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. More info


Source = International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association

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