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Gay Travel on the Rise

Nearly one-third of LGBT respondents to a recent survey say they've increased their travel over the last year, a sign of spending growth among this niche demographic. Community Marketing Inc.'s 2012 LGBT Travel Survey shows 32% of gay men and 35% of lesbians increased their travel in the last 12 months, compared to the prior year. Gay men averaged about 4.7 leisure trips and 3.2 business trips over the last year, while lesbians averaged 4 leisure trips and 2.1 business trips, the survey found…

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Hotwire.com: Houston's Value as a Destination Gets Even Better

The latest Travel Value Index from the folks at Hotwire.com shows Houston is the fourth best value in the country, up from sixth place in the 2011 index. Houston adds to cachet as an affordable destination The annual index looks at all U.S. destinations and ranks them based on low rates, discounts, affordable entertainment and overall appeal. H-Town scored high for Downtown, which the website's editors say offers an "impressive array of skyscrapers, parks, museums and shops"…

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