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AMERICAN TENNIS ASSOCIATION (ATA) AND GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (GFLCVB) SALUTES TENNIS LEGEND/COACH RICHARD WILLIAMS
The American Tennis Association (ATA) has selected coach extraordinaire Richard Williams, who guided daughters Serna and Venus into unparalleled international success, to be the first inductee into the ATA Tennis Hall of Fame.
CARNIVAL CORPORATION CEO ARNOLD DONALD TOPS LIST OF GLOBAL MINORITY BUSINESS LEADERS
CEO of World's Largest Leisure Travel Company Ranked First Out of 100 Global Business Executives on the 2017 Empower 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders List
A SAD LOSS FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER AND THE REGION’S HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY
The Pennsylvania Convention Center deeply mourns the loss of Ahmeenah Young, its trailblazing first African-American and first female president and chief executive officer.
JACKSONVILLE’S CULTURAL TOURISM WORKSHOP BIG SUCCESS
The Jacksonville Black Chamber of Commerce presented its First Cultural Tourism workshop on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. The workshop presenters were Andy Ingraham, president/CEO of the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD) , and Eugene Franklin, president & CEO, Florida Black Chamber of Commerce.
THE "GREEN BOOK OF SOUTH CAROLINA" LAUNCHES AS FIRST-EVER MOBILE TRAVEL GUIDE TO S.C. AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL SITES
The first-ever mobile travel guide to South Carolina African-American cultural sites, the Green Book of South Carolina, has been launched by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission,
FROM CONVENTION CENTER TO NEW SOCIAL CENTER OF DOWNTOWN
Avenida Houston Aims to Bring New Dining, Art, Entertainment and Energy For Locals and Visitors Alike. An ambitious project to remake the city's convention center and its surroundings into an inviting urban crossroads was recently completed. Houston First Corporation has wrapped up construction on the $175 million initiative.
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, AIRBNB SIGN FIRST TAX AGREEMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN
The Government of the United States Virgin Islands and Airbnb have confirmed the first tax agreement in the Caribbean, which will allow the platform to collect the Territory's 12.5 percent Hotel Room Occupancy Tax on behalf of hosts and remit the funds to the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) .
MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUR MEETING
Enjoy Sweet Meetings @ The DoubleTree Hotel Largo-DC. The DoubleTree Largo is the perfect hotel for groups, meetings and special events. All 184 guestrooms have been designed and outfitted with a chic, contemporary look and feel.
CINCINNATI USA CVB HOSTS LEG OF BRAND USA MEGAFAM
Travel professionals from Ireland and the UK were treated like royalty in the Queen City last week during a segment of Brand USA's 2017 MegaFam.
HARRAH’S AND HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE THE BEST KEEP GETTING BETTER
Combining a special blend of luxury, beauty, great guest service and casino entertainment, Harrah's Lake Tahoe maintains a long tradition as one of the highest rated casino hotels in the country.
BLACK OWNED WINE & SPIRITS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 FESTIVAL DATE AND CALL FOR SPONSORS AND VENDORS
The 2nd Annual Event is Set to Exceed Last Year's Attendance and Feature more than 40 Minority-Owned Vendors in the Wine, Beer, and Spirit Industries
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
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