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TRAVELING IN OUR WORLD RESPOND – REBOUND – RENEW – RECOVER
4 Principles to Help Carry Us Through and…Beyond COVID-19 The Business of Black Travel Our dear Colleagues and Industry Partners: A s we look to emerge from this unparalleled time in the lives of all ... read more
THE TOURISM INDUSTRY MUST FALL UP AND NOT FALL DOWN
Board Chairman National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Recently across the country we celebrated National Travel & Tourism Week from May 3-8. National Travel & Tourism Week was creat ... read more
GREATER NEWARK CVB SUSPENDS OPERATIONS
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken another victim, recently forcing the Greater Newark Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to suspend operations. Karin Aaron, one of the hospitality industry’s brightest st ... read more
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PHASE-IN SERVICE
Pause in Service Extended, In Combination with Gradual Schedule from Select Homeports Carnival Cruise Line advised guests and travel agents recently of our plan to phase in a resumption in our North A ... read more
LOS ANGELES TOURISM & CONVENTION BOARD’S PRESIDENT AND CEO, ERNEST WOODEN JR (ERNIE), ANNOUNCED HE WILL RETIRE ON JUNE 30, 2020
Since taking the helm in 2013, Ernest Wooden has shifted the organization’s sales and marketing efforts to focus on economic prosperity and job creation through tourism. Under his leadership, tourism ... read more
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS HERALDS TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK
The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism joined the travel community on the U.S. mainland to herald National Travel and Tourism Week from May 3-9, 2020. The world's travel and tourism in ... read more
NATIONAL PARKS WILL BE OUR POST-PANDEMIC PANACEA
In the era of this pandemic, I pray continuously for people and our planet, for the purification and healing of all. I know that each one of us is experiencing it differently, but no doubt all are som ... read more
GMCVB PARTNERS WITH MIAMI BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO EXPAND REACH OF MIAMI EATS PROGRAM WITH LOCAL TV CAMPAIGN
To further support local restaurants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has partnered with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce for a local TV camp ... read more
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
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