IGLTA eNewsletter – IGLTA Travel Auction

IGLTA Travel Auction
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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
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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.

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12th International Conference on Gay & Lesbian Tourism
Palm Springs • Hotel Zoso • 2-4 November
Come and learn, network and enjoy Palm Springs! The tourism industry’s premiere marketing, sales, public relations and research forum to help you reach gay and lesbian travelers. Over 30 speakers! Unique topics and discussions not found elsewhere. Visit the conference Web page to learn more. Read dozens of endorsements from industry leaders, raving about this conference! Register by 30 September and enjoy a $100 IGLTA member discount!

Newest IGLTA members
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IGLTA welcomes all new members who have joined the association in the month of August. Click here to see who joined!

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.
  • 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.

Greece to consider civil unions to woo gay, lesbian tourists
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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IATA analyzes long-term impact of 9/11 on aviation industry
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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
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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
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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
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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
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