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Become an IGLTA Featured Destination

We've developed a new marketing package to showcase the exceptional LGBT-welcoming destinations that are current IGLTA members. To become a Featured Destination or to upgrade your current membership, please email Find out more about the benefits at

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Small business spotlight

Join us in supporting the small business members of our association, such as The Focus Group, a live-broadcast radio talk show on Sirius/XM's OutQ station that takes an entertaining look at the OUT side of business and reaches approximately 350,000-400,000 LGBT consumers each week across North America; or South American Travel Experts, a company that can help you discover the best of Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle, the Atacama Desert, and the wonders of Brazil!

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Ireland could be 1st nation to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote

Catholic and deeply conservative, Ireland was long known as one of the toughest places in the Western world to be gay. Homosexuality was decriminalized here only in 1993, after years of pressure from European authorities. But now Ireland may be preparing for its coming-out party, with a referendum that could make it the world's first country to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote.

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

LGBT movement making inroads in Vietnam

Vietnam has become an unusual leader for gay rights in Southeast Asia this year. Lawmakers lifted a ban on same-sex marriage in a new law that took effect on New Year's Day. The move was surprising even for activists in Vietnam, who have seen the movement for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) gain ground in recent years.

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Town where Matthew Shepard was killed passes LGBT law 17 years later

In 1998, after Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence, beaten, burned and left in a comatose state with a fractured skull, his murder became a seminal point in the gay rights movement. A generation later, Laramie, Wyoming, the city where Shepard died, is passing legislation combating LBGT discrimination.

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Obama: LGBT rights are human rights

A full month ahead of what the White House has declared LGBT Pride Month, President Obama and the first lady are honoring the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) — 17 May — by saying LGBT rights are "human rights" and that "all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love."

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Tel Aviv's gay pride party set to be bigger and better than ever

Tel Aviv's gay pride festival has in recent years become a major feature on the international LGBT scene, with thousands traveling from abroad to enjoy the festivities, and this year the event is set to be bigger and better than ever. As well as the annual Pride Parade on 12 June through the streets of the city, which last year attracted over 100,000 people, this year the celebrations will also include a huge dance party at the city's Bloomfield Stadium the day after, event organizers announced.

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Strong dollar may hurt US tourism this year

The rise of the U.S. dollar has more American travelers are looking abroad for their summer destinations. At the same time, the euro is experiencing a nine-year low, which has many airfares to European destinations seeing a drop in prices. As a result, more Americans are looking across the Atlantic for their summer getaways. And, despite coming off a record-breaking year in tourism, many U.S. tourism agencies are worried that the strong dollar could hurt their business rather than improve it.

20 May 2015 15:39:32 CDT

Get caught up on TripAdvisor's Instant Booking

TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking platform is the latest of the company's booking offerings, and its positioning — not quite a metasearch, definitely not an online travel agency — has some eyebrows raised about how it really works. Hoteliers, TripAdvisor executives and consultants weigh in on what you need to know about Instant Booking.

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