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JASON DUNN SR. ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACK MEETING PROFESSIONALS
NCBMP makes bold move in name change and leadership For the first time, the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) - formally National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners - has selected a board chairman that is not a convention planner to lead the organization.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO INCREASE CAPACITY IN ALASKA WITH CARNIVAL FREEDOM SAILING FROM SEATTLE IN 2021
Carnival Freedom to Operate Week-Long Glacier Route Cruises from Seattle, Joins Carnival Miracle Offering 10- and 11-Day Voyages from San Francisco Carnival Cruise Line will increase its presence in Alaska, deploying Carnival Freedom from Seattle beginning in April 2021, operating Carnival’s popular week-long Glacier Route voyages, and joining Carnival Miracle which will operate 10- and 11-day Alaska cruises from San Francisco beginning in May 2021.
BAHAMAS ECONOMIST TO ADDRESS CARIBBEAN AWARDS EVENT IN FLORIDA
Former Bahamas Minister of Finance, Zhivargo Laing, currently the World Trade Organization Chief Negotiator for The Bahamas, will deliver the feature address at the 2019 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards slated for December 14 in Miami.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUR MEETING
SATISFIED: THE NEWEST HYATT KEEPS ONE MORE THAN SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE In the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington stands three Hyatt Hotels. The Hyatt Convention Alliance has the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Hyatt, and Hyatt Olive 8 clustered within walking distance. The Hyatt Regency Seattle, newest of the three, is a heartbeat among meeting and tourism space in the Pacific Northwest. New is good, and beautiful is best.
UNCF ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Richard Lee Snow to Lead the Fundraising Efforts for the Washington DC Region UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is pleased to announce Richard Lee Snow as its new regional development director leading fundraising efforts for UNCF across the Washington DC region, including its local office in Philadelphia PA. In this role, Snow is responsible for establishing short- and long-.....
INAUGURAL CONFERENCE LED BY WOMEN IN TOURISM & HOSPITALITY TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
W.I.T.H. Conference Filled With Lodging Educational Workshops and Keynote Speakers Set For March 19 and 20, 2020 Women in Tourism & Hospitality (W.I.T.H.) , will host its inaugural conference March 19 through 20, 2020 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley.
CAESARS FORUM BOOKS OVER ONE MILLION ROOM NIGHTS
Caesars Entertainment, one of the most diversified casino-entertainment companies in the world, announced recently more than one million room nights and over $390 million is contracted for meetings and events at CAESARS FORUM through 2020 and beyond.
BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSION ELECTS DALE V.C. HOLNESS AS MAYOR
The Broward County Commission unanimously voted for Vice Mayor Dale V.C. Holness (District 9) to serve as Mayor recently at its reorganization meeting. Holness has served for the past year as Vice Mayor. The Broward County Charter stipulates that Commissioners, elected from single member districts, vote annually in November for the position of Mayor and Vice Mayor.
TANZANIA’S BIG FIVE: WHY TANZANIA IS AN AFRICAN LEADER FOR MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND BUSINESS TOURISM
Tanzania is Moving to Ensure the Connectivity and Infrastructure is in Place to Welcome Growing Numbers of African Business Travelers Tanzania is emerging as an African leader in the rapidly growing meetings, conferences and events industry. Tanzania’s growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences.
ST. THOMAS NAMED BEST CARIBBEAN CRUISE DESTINATION
St. Thomas has been named the number one cruise destination in the Caribbean. The "Best Caribbean Cruise Destination" honor was bestowed upon the island by Porthole Cruise Magazine's readers in its 21st Annual Readers' Choice Awards, the results of which are published in the November/December 2019 issue.
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