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VISIT KC LAUNCHES SPARK, A DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Organization Launches For-Profit Entity to Address Market Needs For Event Planning, Brand Experiences and VIP Services
AFRICAN-AMERICAN TOURISM GROWING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
African-American tourists represent 12% of the tourism market and are responsible for a whopping $2.4 billion in economic impact for South Carolina
MEET MINNEAPOLIS HONORS AWARD RECIPIENTS, UNVEILS TOURISM MASTER PLAN AT ITS 2017 ANNUAL MEETING
At its annual meeting, Meet Minneapolis announced its award recipients and thanked them for their outstanding efforts within the Minneapolis hospitality industry:
MEET ME IN CUBA!
So the question remains…can Americans legally visit Cuba? With over 600,000 of us traveling to the Pearl of the Caribbean last year, the answer is a resounding YES!
Travel Community to Congress: Roll Out the Welcome Mat
325 Travel Leaders Visit Lawmakers with Literal Welcome Mats-Mousepads Reminding Them to "Welcome Legit Travelers" from Abroad
CINCINNATI USA RANKS AMONG TOP-12 CONVENTION CITIES FOR 2017
MeetingSource.com Named Cincinnati as One of the Top Four Cities For Medium-Size Conventions in the Country
CTO, TRAVEL IMPRESSIONS DISCUSS SYNERGIES TO BENEFIT AGENTS, CARIBBEAN TOURISM
Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), and Scott Wiseman, president of Travel Impressions
NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT MARC H. MORIAL CALLS SKINNY BUDGET “A JOBS AND DREAMS KILLER”
National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement after the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS REPORTS SUCCESSFUL VISIT TO SEATRADE CRUISE GLOBAL IN SOUTH FLORIDA
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Tourism is reporting a successful in-market mission to South Florida. Representatives participated in the 2017 edition
BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AIMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR ATLANTA'S MINORITY BUSINESSES
On Friday, March 31, the U.S. Black Chambers Community Economic Development Corporation (USBC CEDC)
U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH IMMIGRANTS, URGES IMMIGRATION REFORM
Mayors from more than 60 cities across the country recently joined together to lift their voices in support of immigrants and immigration reform in a 'Cities Day of Immigration Action.'
Champions Awards Taking Shape For 2017
Black Meetings & Tourism is gearing up for the BM&T Champions Awards Luncheon taking place next year in Washington, DC on September 20. In development for the last year
The Time For Unity Is Upon Us
In the hostile and toxic environment spawned by the extremely partisan and divisive presidential campaign and election
Carnival Corporation To Expand Cruises To Cuba With Carnival Cruise Line
Company's Largest Cruise Brand, Carnival Cruise Line, is Granted Approval to Expand Corporation's Sailings
Birmingham's Civil Rights District Named National Monument
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama signed a proclamation naming the Birmingham Civil Rights District a national monument.
Katrina's Corner
Thoughts from a Seasoned Event Professional (who happens to be Black)
USVI Expands Centenial Promotion To Tour Operators
The U.S. Virgin Islands' popular Centennial promotion is now available through tour operators in the United States.
National Urban League Delivers Resumes Of Qualified African-Americans To Senate While Calling For Increased Staff Diversity
The National Urban League Washington Bureau recently delivered resumes of qualified African-Americans ready
MGM Resorts International Honored For Its Support Of Women-Owned Businesses
MGM Resorts is the Only Company in Nevada and Integrated Resort Industry to Be Recognized by Women's Business Enterprise National Council as One of America's Top Corporations
'Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders' 2nd Annual W.I.T.H. Awards Luncheon
Thursday, March 16, 2017, Wyndham San Diego Bayside, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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