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Industry Briefs

A MESSAGE FROM NCBMP CHAIRMAN JASON DUNN
I greet you on behalf of our Board of Directors, Members, Allies and in the spirit of our Founders. Over the last few weeks, our country has come face to face with the ugliness of racism, police bruta ... read more
LARRY ALEXANDER, CEO OF DETROIT METRO CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
Larry Alexander, president and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), has announced his intention to retire, effective December 31, 2020. Through his leadership of the Detr ... read more
REGISTER FOR BLACK TRAVEL & TOURISM WEBINAR
The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT) in partnership with Black Meetings & Tourism and Visit Tampa Bay invite you to join a virtual conversation with Top U.S. Black travel and to ... read more
PARIS LAS VEGAS REOPENS
Resort Resumes Operations After Successful Reopenings of Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and Harrah's Las Vegas. The Gaming Floor and Amenities at The LINQ Hotel + Experience Also Open read more
THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER WELCOMES THE TOGETHER AGAIN EXPO
Alliance Nationwide Exposition, in collaboration with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will host the Together Again Expo on July 24, 2020 at the OCCC. This industry event is designed to prov ... read more
BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM & AVIATION IMPLEMENTS FOR PHASE 1 REOPENING JUNE 15
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has announced the destination began Phase 1 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan on Monday, June 15, which welcomed international boaters, yachters ... read more
U.S. TRAVEL'S IPW RETURNS TO LAS VEGAS MAY 10-14, 2021
The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas May 10-14, 2021. This year’s IPW, scheduled to convene in Las Vegas on May 30, was forced to b ... read more
TAKE THE BLACK MEETING & EVENT PROFESSIONALS SURVEY
Systemic racism is real, but hard to prove when data doesn't exist to support claims. BLACK MEETING & EVENT PROFESSIONALS (BM&EP) wants to be part of the solution and serve as a guide to the e ... read more
BLACKS IN TRAVEL & TOURISM DOLLARS & SENSE WEBINAR SERIES ATTRACTS DIVERSE AUDIENCE TO HEAR PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The first of several virtual conversations featuring Black travel and tourism thought leaders was held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 via a Zoom webinar. More than 300 travel and tourism industry professi ... read more
TIPS TO SANITIZE YOUR HOTEL ROOM
Your hotel room is your home away from home and hundreds or even thousands of strangers from every corner of the world may have slept in that room. While your hotel room may look clean, the hotel staf ... read more
IMEX AMERICA CANCELLED
It is with great regret and disappointment that today we are announcing that we have made the difficult decision to cancel IMEX America 2020, due to take place at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas from Septem ... read more
EXPLORE DESTINATIONS VIRTUALLY AS YOU PREPARE TO HIT THE ROAD AGAIN
With travel temporarily on hold for many meeting planners and vacationers, the industry is already moving towards reopening, with major destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando and the US Virgin Islands a ... read more
AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR COLLEAGUES & THE WORLD FROM BLACK DESTINATION INDUSTRY LEADERS
Recently this country has been experiencing situations and events that have forced us to see everything differently. We have been beseeched by a health pandemic that has taken the lives of hundreds of ... read more
DEALING WITH RACISM IN THE MEETINGS/HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
The death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police officers is a painful tragedy, not only for his family and friends, but also for the wider community, especially African-Americans. It ... read more
REGISTER FOR BLACK TRAVEL & TOURISM WEBINAR
Top Black Travel & Tourism Thought Leaders to Collaborate in Support of Helping Black Travel & Tourism Businesses and Cultural Institutions Survive During and Thrive Beyond COVID-19 The Econom ... read more
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES AND DESTINATION ORGANIZATION LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
Solomon & Gloria Herbert Among Awardees Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards, ... read more
CAESARS PALACE LAS VEGAS, FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS, THE LINQ PROMENADE, HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS AND HIGH ROLLER OBSERVATION WHEEL NOW OPEN
Caesars CEO Tony Rodio, Wayne Newton, Caesar and Cleopatra Joined the Caesars Palace Reopening;; Selected Outlets Now Open at The LINQ Promenade Caesar, Cleopatra and their Royal Court welcome guests ... read more
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS REOPENED TO LEISURE VISITORS JUNE 1
The U.S. Virgin Islands reopened its doors to leisure travelers on Monday, June 1, 2020. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte declared that the Territory has implemented public health and tourism ... read more
CORONAVIRUS TIPS IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL DOMESTICALLY
The COVID-19 pandemic has largely put an end to travel, but there are still people needing to fly to provide care for others or travel for essential work service. Traveling feels scary right now, espe ... read more
UNITED AIRLINES LAUNCHES UNITED CLEANPLUS: A NEW STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS AND SAFETY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLOROX AND CLEVELAND CLINIC
United CleanPlus Brings Together a Most Trusted Name in Disinfection and the Country's Leading Medical Experts to Develop Protocols Designed to Help Keep Customers Safe at the Airport and Onboard read more
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