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LGBT travel leaders make a ‘splash’ in Toronto with the opening of IGLTA convention

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) took over Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada last night for the IGLTA Annual Global Convention opening ceremony, sponsored by Tourism Toronto and Destination Ontario.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be honoured at upcoming IGLTA conference in Toronto

In 1984, the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) held its first convention in San Francisco.
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World’s largest LGBT travel conference coming to Toronto, agents can go for free

The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is bringing its 35th annual conference to Toronto this May and they want agents to know they are welcome to attend - for free.
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Madrid kicks off WorldPride festival with LGBT traffic lights

The city of Madrid on Tuesday unveiled close to 300 traffic lights promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as part of the WorldPride festival that will take place in the Spanish capital later this month.
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GayTravel.com awards Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii for spirit of inclusiveness

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii has been named Hotel Collection of the Year by GayTravel.com, a trusted resource for LGBT travellers around the world.
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Are LGBT the most lucrative clients for agents? Survey says yes!

The dream client for any travel agent is the one who keeps coming back. And according to a new survey no one is more likely to come back than lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travellers.
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Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 2017 marketing plan includes new digital TV network

You can expect to see a lot more of Greater Fort Lauderdale now that the destination has rolled out a new marketing plan that includes a refreshed logo, advertising visuals, a social media program and the debut of a 24/7 digital TV network.
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Gay hotspot Gran Canaria leaves unsuspecting tourist feeling “uncomfortable”

Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands is considered one of the most gay-friendly places in the world, but it seems that one recent visitor failed to read the memo.
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Britain issues travel advisory for LGBT travellers visiting North Carolina & Mississippi

Britain has issued a new warning for LGBT travellers who are considering visiting North Carolina and Mississippi, two states that have seen their fair share of backlash in recent months for passing anti-gay laws.
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Keeping up with the LGBT market: the latest news and product

LGBT travel is big business in Canada, with LGBT travellers in this market spending $8.5 billion dollars annually. The market is growing and so is the product.
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Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
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