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Julie Coker Graham Appointed PHLCVB President & CEO
Julie Coker Graham was appointed president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau ( PHL CVB), assuming her post on Jan. 1, 2016.
Caribbean Tourism Organization Declares 2016 'The Year of Romance In The Caribbean'
With the start of the New Year comes the launch of a new initiative by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) - 2016 The Year of Romance in the Caribbean
'Black On Black Economics': Black Male Entreprenuers Make Straight Deposit In Black-Owned Bank
In a strategic effort to continue the movement of "Black-on-Black economics" - circulating dollars in the Black community to every extent possible
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Brings Back The Art Of Black Miami
Following a successful launch in 2014, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) brings back Art of Black Miami
Marriott Rewards Members Can Fuel Their Passion For Travel Even Faster With New South African-Airways Partnership
Members Can Earn Miles For Their Stays And Redeem Points For Miles Through Flexible Program
Dionne Warwick's 75th Birthdays Party Brings Out The Stars And Launches Her Nonprofit
One by one, they gathered. Stars of Broadway, film and TV, alongside music superstars and politicians alike to honor the 75 th birthday of Dionne Warwick -mother, friend, humanitarian, and icon.
Visionary Leaders Roundtable In Singapore Identifies Opportunties For Growth In Hospitality Industry
Global events, market disruptors, new alliances are all issues that are requiring travel industry executives to constantly
16 San Diego Events Not to Be Missed in 2016
From music festivals with ocean views to celebrations of the avocado, San Diego is home to a number of events throughout the year that can't be found anywhere else in the U.S.
Daytona Beach Celebrates The New Year With New JetBlue Flights: Non-Stop JFK-To-DAB Service Begins Jan. 7th
Flyers to Enjoy New Attractions, Accommodations and More on the ‘ Original American Beach’
Bahamas Geotourism Website Launched
The National Geographic Bahamas Geotourism Website was formed through a partnership among the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, National Geographic
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board Launches MEETLA.COM, New Stand-Alone Website For Meeting Professionals
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) recently launched
Benchmark Hospitality International Names Calvin J. Banks Director Of Training And Development
Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has announced the appointment of Calvin J. Banks
Emil Lee Accepts Minister Position In St Maarten, Steps Down As CHTA President As Of Nov. 18
President-Elect Karolin Troubetzkoy Begins Journey as Leader for the Association
National Black Graduate Student Association Takes National Conference To Houston In 2016
The National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA) is ecstatic to announce Houston, Texas
RSAA Engages Lisa Simon As Interim Executive Director
The Receptive Services Association of America (RSAA) has engaged Lisa Simon to serve as its Interim Executive Director.
Emerging 100 of Atlanta Launches #Emerge Campaign To Encourage Community Action
A recent study concluded that young people without role models area 67% more likely to be unemployed, 50% more likely to abuse drugs
Converse Vice President Of Global Communications Terri Hines Joins TLF Bord Of Directors
The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) welcomes Converse Vice President of Global Communications Terri Hines
Travel Leaders Reject Sen. Paul's Call For Visa Restrictions
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement responding to a proposal by GOP presidential aspirant Rand Paul
South African Airways Hosts 7th Annual Africa Showcase In North America
Travel specialists welcomed more than 30 African suppliers in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston and Toronto
Destination DC Outlines Convention Sales And Services Strategy, Outlook For Fiscal Year 2016 And Beyond
Destination DC's Convention Sales and Services team has outlined strategies to continue attracting business to Washington, DC