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CAPE TOWN’S PROWESS AS M.I.C.E. DESTINATION ON THE RISE
If you haven't been to Cape Town recently, then you haven't been to Cape Town. From bustling Century City, one of the 10 largest shopping destinations in South Africa, to a world-class convention center, the Mother City continues to evolve into one of South Africa's most popular and impressive M.I.C.E. destinations. What makes Cape Town so attractive to meeting and incentive planners? Not only is it a modern, sophisticated city with a wide choice of high-tech meeting venues and top-of-the-line accommodations to meet every price point, but history and culture are around every corner, and attractions galore are within striking distance of city center.
SEASONED MARKETING FIRM LAUNCHES NEW MULTICULTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE TO SHOWCASE CENTRAL FLORIDA DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018
Steglich Ross & Associates proudly announce the creation of DiverseCity; Orlando, a multicultural travel guide that was officially launched in the month of February 2018 with Black History Month serving as a backdrop. The full-color guide features key attractions, events, restaurants, historical sites, museums, shopping and other noted services for the ever-growing minority consumer market. The guide is designed for the Asian, Hispanic and African-American travel market that represented over 25 million visitors to Central Florida in 2016.
24 MEN'S TEAMS AND 16 WOMEN'S TEAMS TO COMPETE FOR THE TITLE OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
USA Rugby has announced that the world's best rugby sevens players will thrill U.S. crowds at the Rugby World Cup Sevens on July 20-22, 2018 in San Francisco.
TRUDY SINGH PROMOTED TO REGIONAL VP OF SALES, MID-ATLANTIC
NYC & Company's Convention Development team, under the leadership of SVP Jerry Cito, enjoyed a surge in management development at the start of March 2018. Former Director of Sales Trudy Singh became NYC & Company's Regional Vice President of Sales, Mid-Atlantic. Lisa Lopez was simultaneously promoted from Director of Sales, Midwest and Incentive to Regional Vice President of Sales, Midwest.
COMMON, DANNY GLOVER, ANDREW YOUNG, DR. BERNICE KING, MARTIN LUTHER KING III, CIVIL RIGHTS, LABOR AND FAITH LEADERS TO LAUNCH "I AM 2018" MOVEMENT
Tens of Thousands Expected to Descend Upon City April 2-4 to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Sanitation Strike and Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO OFFER NEW CRUISES TO CUBA FROM MIAMI IN 2019
New Voyages to Feature Day-Long Visits to Havana Along with Calls at Popular Caribbean and Bahamian Ports
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS RECEIVES ENCOURAGING FEEDBACK FOLLOWING SEATRADE CRUISE GLOBAL
With innovative thinking, leadership and continued public-private sector collaboration, the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has a good opportunity to further develop its cruise tourism sector, reports Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
ORLANDO UNVEILS SPRING BREAK DEALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Springs Breakers Can Uncover Great Deals for AAA's No. 1 Spring Break Destination
JAMAICA CONGRATULATES MINISTER BARTLETT ON BEING NAMED THE WORLDWIDE MINISTER OF THE YEAR
Jamaica Also Named the Best Destination for Adventure Tourism at the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA)
U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION SALUTES LVCVA’S ROSSI RALENKOTTER
U.S. Travel Association recognized Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) CEO Rossi Ralenkotter on the occasion of 45 years with the organization and innovating the tourism industry.
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE EXPANDS CULTURAL AND HERITAGE TOURISM
Black History Month kicks off the awareness and fundraising campaign for Broward County's next big cultural and heritage tourism attraction - a multimillion-dollar tennis training facility and museum that will draw amateur players and enthusiasts of the sport from around the U.S. and the Caribbean to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.
MEET AC ANNOUNCES STAFF CHANGES
Meet AC is reporting that Gary Musich, vice president of sales for Meet AC has announced his retirement from the tourism and hospitality industry to pursue other passions in life, which will be effective March 2.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDS ITS WEST COAST PRESENCE AND OFFERINGS
Carnival Cruise Line recently announced several significant initiatives designed to further bolster its leadership position on the West Coast: the deployment of Carnival Panorama to Long Beach in 2019 - the first new Carnival ship based in Southern California in 20 years; the grand re-opening of its 146,000-sq. ft. state-of-the-art Long Beach Cruise Terminal, and a multi-million-dollar port development project in Ensenada, Mexico, that will provide guests with one-of-a-kind experiences ashore.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS LAUNCHES 150-DAY MARKETING PLAN
Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING FOR MEETINGS & EVENTS REINA HERSCHDORFER NAMED ONE OF PR NEWS' TOP WOMEN IN PR
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR, "Caesars Entertainment" or "Caesars"), the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, announces that its Marketing Director Reina Herschdorfer has been named PR News' Top Women in PR for 2017.
NEWSEUM RELEASES REPORT ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
The Newseum recently released a report on its groundbreaking Power Shift Summit held on Jan. 9, in which more than 130 newsroom leaders, editors, reporters, educators and advocates participated.
VISIT KC ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF RONNIE BURT
Ronnie Bur t, President and CEO of Visit KC, announced recently his resignation, effective Jan. 31, 2018. Over the next few weeks, Burt will assist the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors with a smooth, seamless transition process to ensure the important work of Visit KC continues.
LOS ANGELES WELCOMES RECORD 48.3 MILLION VISITORS IN 2017
Tourism Industry Grows for Seventh Consecutive Year, International Visitation Outperforms Projected Forecast Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (L.A. Tourism) President & CEO Ernest Wooden Jr. recently announced Los Angeles welcomed 48.3 million visitors in 2017, setting a new tourism milestone for the seventh consecutive year.
CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING HELD TO CELEBRATE LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER DISTRICT PHASE TWO EXPANSION
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and local leaders gathered recently to celebrate the historic ceremonial groundbreaking for the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Phase Two Expansion project.
NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM HUGH RILEY SECRETARY GENERAL CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION
Delivered on December 28, 2017 This has been a challenging year for Caribbean tourism. While the first half of the year saw exciting growth in both tourism infrastructure and tourist arrivals over the previous year, in September we were hit hard by a series of unusual hurricanes that not only destroyed property, but also took the lives of many of our citizens. We must never forget the souls we lost along the way.
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