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BE CAUTIOUS BUT DON’T PANIC
At Black Meetings & Tourism, the safety and well being of our publishing team, our audience of meeting planners, association executives, travel agents and other industry colleagues is our top prio ... read more
FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY INSPIRE 40 YOUNG MEN AT “MEN IN HOSPITALITY” BREAKFAST
Recently the American Experience Foundation, Destination DC’s 501(c)(3) public charity, hosted approximately 40 11th and 12th grade boys from all four Academies of Hospitality and Tourism for a “Men i ... read more
JULIE COKER, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU, TO DEPART IN MARCH 2020 FOR NEW LEADING ROLE IN SAN DIEGO
Julie Coker recently notified the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) Administrative Committee of the Board of Directors that she will be tendering her resignation in March 2020 as Pr ... read more
NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACK MEETING PROFESSIONALS TO HOST 2020 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN CINCINNATI
Industry Leaders in Attendance Represent $50 Million in Potential New Business For Cincinnati Cincinnati has been selected as the host destination for the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professio ... read more
BUSH ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS
Timothy Bush, President & CEO of the Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism was installed as Chairman of the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (LACVB) Board of Directors during t ... read more
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SIGNS FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF NORFOLK
130,000-ton Carnival Magic to Become Largest Ship Operating from Norfolk, With12 Cruises and Nearly 50,000 Guests in 2021 Carnival Cruise Line recently announced that it has signed a five-year agreeme ... read more
HARRIET CARTER, DETROIT METRO CVB BUREAU SERVICES DIRECTOR PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER/PARTNER SERVICES
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) President & CEO Larry Alexander has announced major changes to the Bureau’s leadership organizational structure, including the promotion of H ... read more
PHILADELPHIA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 5-6, 2020
The City of Philadelphia recently issued new guidelines regarding strategies to increase public health and safety due to COVID-19 and released the following statement: “At this time, public health off ... read more
TOURISM INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES
Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) set for Miami this summer In the midst of an unprecedented decade of Caribbean tourism growth when hoteliers, tourism-related businesses and desti ... read more
RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS AND HILTON PARTNER TO INTRODUCE NEW MULTI-BRAND LAS VEGAS RESORT
Partnership to Incorporate The Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts Brands and Hilton Honors Loyalty Program Into US$4.3 Billion Integrated Resort Expe ... read more
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA: BEAUTY, CHARM, JAMES BEARD, AND THE BJCC
Something we hear time and again from first time visitors to Birmingham is that they never realized the beauty of the area. With the foothills of the Appalachians as a dramatic backdrop, the city is l ... read more
USVI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM LAUNCHES NEW BRAND FOR ST. CROIX
Commissioner Joseph Boschulte unveils "St. Croix: a vibe like no other" Dubbed "St. Croix: a vibe like no other" , the new brand for "The Big Island" was launched recently at a Crucian press breakfast ... read more
VISIT TAMPA BAY EXPANDS MULTICULTURAL EFFORTS
Successful Campaigns Result in Sherri Brown VP Promotion and New Team Member Following several years of successfully attracting some of the top multicultural and religious groups in the nation, Visit ... read more
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE GROUP CRUISE PROGRAM HELPS HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES RAISE UP TO A MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHARITY
Qualified Organizations Receive Donations Up To $100 Per Stateroom With Group Bookings Holland America Line's Charity Group Cruise Program is aiming to help historically Black colleges and universitie ... read more
ORLANDO MEETINGS: WHAT’S NEW & NEXT IN 2020 AND BEYOND
Orlando, the no. 1 meetings destination in the United States (according to CVENT), is adding even more resources for meeting attendees, improvements at the conventions center, as well as new conventio ... read more
HARRIET CARTER, DETROIT METRO CVB BUREAU SERVICES DIRECTOR PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER/PARTNER SERVICES
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) President & CEO Larry Alexander has announced major changes to the Bureau's leadership organizational structure, including the promotion of H ... read more
SPECTRA NAMES RONNIE BURT VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING OF THE ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER
Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services & hospitality to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, recently named 20-year industry veteran and New Jer ... read more
HSMAI RECOGNIZES BRAND USA’S MARKETING CAMPAIGNS AS BEST-IN-CLASS WITH EIGHT ADRIAN AWARDS AND NAMES CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AS A TOP MARKETER
The Six Gold and Two Silver Adrian Awards Were Presented to Brand USA on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York City Brand USA's innovative marketing campaigns and new video streaming network were recogn ... read more
TRAVEL IS GOOD FOR MY HEALTH
I’m the founder and CEO of #afreeblackgirl, a new Denver-based company dedicated to inspiring women to get free, using travel as their/our motivation. It took traveling internationally by myself in 20 ... read more
HSMAI RECOGNIZES BRAND USA’S MARKETING CAMPAIGNS AS BEST-IN-CLASS WITH EIGHT ADRIAN AWARDS AND NAMES CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AS A TOP MARKETER
The Six Gold and Two Silver Adrian Awards Were Presented to Brand USA on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York City Brand USA’s innovative marketing campaigns and new video streaming network were recogn ... read more
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