IGLTA Travel Auction
The IGLTA Travel Auction opens for bidding on 9 September at 08:00 EDT. We need your support! This is an exciting and fun way to help us, and at the same time have a chance to win cool items! We’ll be adding new items to our auction for you to preview as the auction date approaches. Check back often to see what’s new. Place a "WATCH" on your favorites, so that you’ll know as soon as bidding begins! Auction closes 21 SEPTEMBER at 20:00 (8 p.m.) EDT. For more information, please visit our website: www.biddingforgood.com/iglta.
Enter to win a women’s only holiday
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.
Newest IGLTA members
IGLTA welcomes all new members who have joined the association in the month of August. Click here to see who joined!
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Greece to consider civil unions to woo gay, lesbian tourists
Star Observer Share
The Greek government has signaled that it will recognize same-sex civil unions in a bid to attract more gay and lesbian tourists to the country in the face of mounting financial woes. More
Bogota, Colombia: A city reclaimed
The Age Share
With the drug wars of the 1990s behind it, Bogota is bursting with creativity, Vicky Baker writes. More
Number of self-identified same-sex couples in US surges
According to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of same-sex couples in the United States jumped from 594,391 in 2000 to 901,997 in 2010 – an increase of 52%. More
Travel Guard survey finds more travelers planning fall trips
Travel Pulse Share
An overwhelming number of travelers are planning major trips this fall thanks to seasonal deals and fewer crowds at major destinations. More
Macau tourist arrivals surge
Macau draws more tourists as evidenced by a rise in visitor arrivals. The visitor arrivals to Macau have grown by 18% year-on-year to 2.55 million in July 2011. More
IATA analyzes long-term impact of 9/11 on aviation industry
Travel Pulse Share
The International Air Transport Association is using the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to assess the impact of the terrorist attacks on aviation, as well as a platform for launching its vision for the airport checkpoint of the future. More
South Sudan: New airline for a new country
South Sudan’s latest privately owned airline, Southern Star, took delivery recently of its first aircraft, a Dash 8 supplied by ALS of Nairobi, Kenya, on a long-term contract. More
Overhaul of plane boarding could see planes loaded faster
The Telegraph Share
Airlines could slash the time taken to get passengers onto an aircraft if they boarded fliers who wanted to sit by the window first, scientists have found. More
Economist releases report of most livable cities
The Economist Share
Along with death and taxes, the one thing that used to be taken for granted in life was Vancouver’s pre-eminence in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability ranking. Well not any more. After almost a decade as officially the best place to live, the Canadian city has been consigned to the third spot in August’s survey, with Melbourne, Australia, rising to first, ahead of Vienna. More
Source = International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association