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IGLTA Annual Raffle Offers Big Travel Prizes

Destination & Tourism | International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association | Kristina Rundquist | December 01, 2016

IGLTA Annual Raffle Offers Big Travel Prizes

PHOTO: The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas is just one of the trips part of the IGLTA raffle. (Photo courtesy Ryan Rudnansky)

It’s raffle time!

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is raffling off more than $8,000 in travel prizes to benefit its IGLTA Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity that supports the advancement of LGBT travel.

Tickets are just $10 and go to support education, research and leadership development of LGBT tourism professionals around the world. Get your IGLTA tickets now (tickets available until 12 p.m. EST, Dec. 19) and win one of these five great prizes:

MGM: Bellagio Suite Life Package ($2,087.84 value). Enjoy Vegas the way it was meant to be experienced. Spend two nights at the Bellagio in the Salone Fountain Suite, which features a marble foyer, luxurious living room and upgraded bathroom with a whirlpool tub, separate shower and dual sinks. Kick it up a notch with a complimentary dinner (up to $500, excluding alcohol and gratuity) at any of the Bellagio Restaurants and then round out your experience with a couples massage at SPA Bellagio (up to $370, excluding gratuity).

MGM: Monte Carlo Resort & Casino Penthouse Package ($2,115.84 value). Spend two nights taking in the excitement and glamor that is Las Vegas in an elegant one-bedroom penthouse at the Monte Carlo Hotel32. Your stay includes access to the private LOUNGE32, which offers complimentary beverages throughout the day as well as some of the best views around. Enjoy dinner at any of the Monte Carlo restaurants (up to $400, excluding alcohol and gratuity) and experience Vegas like you never before.

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River Expeditions: Adventure Vacation Package for Four to West Virginia. ($2,445.50 value). Experience the perfect West Virginia getaway in a 5-bedroom luxury cabin at the River Expeditions Adventure Resort. Each cabin includes a full kitchen, two full baths, gas fireplace, satellite TV and WiFi, private hot tub and gas grill, a fire ring and outdoor picnic area, among other amenities. Experience a whitewater rafting adventure on the Lower New or Lower Gauley River, including the Wildside Upgrade of lunch on the river and après-adventure beverages.  Then get your thrill on in a zipline tour at The Ridges, River Expeditions’ own course, in a 1- to 2-hour treetop adventure as you climb high above the canopy and soar over West Virginia’s rugged landscape. Details: Trip includes continental breakfast daily, souvenir DVD and photos.

Discover Mexico ($945.99 value). Get face-to-face with a dolphin at one of the most intimate swim experiences around when you visit Dolphin Discovery Vallarta. Then take a tour of the 16th-century village of El Tuito, where you can explore this quaint mountain town, visiting its gardens and a traditional bakery before heading to an organic farm for a healthy and tasty lunch al fresco. When not out exploring all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer, winners can relax at one of Puerto Vallarta’s hippest luxury hotels, the Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa, where luxury meets contemporary design and where each of the resort’s 120 suites offers ocean views and private terraces. Details: Three-night stay for two at the Almar Resort Luxury All Suites & Spa. Two passes to Swim with the Dolphins (Dolphin Discovery Vallarta), plus two passes for the Hidden Mexico Tour.

Luxe India Package ($800 value). Take a journey back in time when you explore the walled city of Old Delhi. Among the highlights of this 3-night stay are a visit to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, and a rickshaw tour of the old Chawri Bazaar, where you have the chance to explore a traditional Indian marketplace. Other stops include a visit to the western bank of the Yamuna River and the famed Red Fort. Built in 1638 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this massive red stone edifice marks the move of the capital city from Agra to Delhi. Other stops include the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (a Sikh temple) and the Bahai Temple or Lotus Temple.  Details: Three nights at a 5-star hotel in Delhi (single or twin room), including breakfast. Valid April 1 – Sept. 30, 2017.

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