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DESTINATION DC ANNOUNCES RECORD 2016 VISITATION AND FY2018 PLANS AT ANNUAL MARKETING OUTLOOK MEETING
Destination DC (DDC) recently announced a record 22 million total visitors to Washington, DC in 2016, up 3.3% over 2015.
TWO MISSISSIPPI MUSEUMS OPENING DECEMBER 9, 2017
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum - interconnected museums that will take visitors through the sweep of Mississippi history and the state's role as ground zero in the Civil Rights Movement - will open in Jackson on December 9 as the capstone of the state's bicentennial celebration.
WELCOME TO THE CROSS ROADS OF THE SOUTH
It's what happens when everything comes together - when accommodations exceed expectations, activities add up with ease and everything you need is accessible in a flash. For today's event planners and their intended guests, striking this perfect balance means more than planning an event, it means creating a holistic experience that excites, inspires and engages.
CARNIVAL HORIZON TO FEATURE LINE’S FIRST TEPPANYAKI VENUE OFFERING AUTHENTIC DELICACIES FROM THE FAR EAST
New Dining Option Among Many Features and Innovations Aboard 133,500-Ton Vessel Which Is Set to Debut in Europe in Spring 2018
GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNUAL FLAGLER AWARDS
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) team with advertising agency Starmark International at the 50 th Annual Flagler Awards on August 28, 2017.
STATEMENT FROM CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION ON HURRICANE IRMA
As Hurricane Irma churns its way towards the northern Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti as a dangerous category 5 storm, the Caribbean Tourism Organization expresses concern for residents and visitors in the countries that are in the hurricane's projected path, and pray that the impact will be reduced.
ANTWONE STIGALL TO RECEIVE URBAN ELITE PROFESSIONALS AWARD
Antwone Stigall has been selected to receive a Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals Award on Saturday, November 18 at the Hilton Memphis.
MGM RESORTS, SYDELL GROUP UNVEIL PLANS FOR INNOVATIVE CONFERENCE SPACE
Nearly 80,000-Square-Foot Conference Space to Offer Las Vegas' First Executive Meeting Center, Ideation Labs, Wellness Features
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
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