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DISCOVER A MULTICULTURAL HAVEN IN THE SOUTHEAST
Charlotte may be best known for its pristine skyline and as a magnet for corporate growth but the 15th largest city in the nation’s bright future is beckoning Black meeting planners to take a closer l ... read more
DALLAS IS UP AND RUNNING
Just like you, we’re ready to get back to business. That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure all the precautions are in place for your meeting or event to be safe and successful. And even while you’re n ... read more
VIRGINIA BEACH BUZZ: MEET DEE MITTMAN
After a nationwide search for a convention sales manager, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the arrival of Dee Mittman. Dee hails from Greensboro, NC and bring ... read more
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS OF COLOR
It’s hard to believe TPOC has been in existence for 20 years. I vividly remember Charlotte Haymore approaching me with an idea to create a travel conference or learning experience designed specificall ... read more
IT’S MEETING TIME. AND NO ONE IS MORE READY!
St. Louis and America’s Center have remained open and ready to host your next event! In the past months we’ve hosted sports tournaments, consumer and tradeshows and even the filming of an entire seaso ... read more
NPN IS BACK!
After a three-year hiatus, the National Professionals Network (NPN) is re-launching with a river cruise aboard the Queen of the Mississippi. Rechristened as the National Professionals Network Enrichme ... read more
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS GOVERNOR ASKS FLORIDA COUNTERPART TO CONSIDER VACCINATION CHECKS FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS
Governor Albert Bryan Jr. cites concerns around unvaccinated cruise passengers arriving in the Caribbean Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands Albert Bryan Jr. has made a plea to his Florida colleague, ... read more
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL AND PCMA ANNOUNCE DATE AND LOCATION FOR DESTINATION SHOWCASE
Destinations International and PCMA recently announced Destination Showcase, an annual event connecting business event professionals with destination organizations to drive successful meetings and eve ... read more
SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM WELCOMES NONSTOP SERVICE FROM U.S. TO JOHANNESBURG ON UNITED AIRLINES
On June 3, South African Tourism (SAT) in partnership with United Airlines celebrated new daily nonstop service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and O.R. Tambo International Airpo ... read more
SOMEDAY IS HERE
Celebrity Cruises Leads Industry With First Cruise Ship Approved To Sail From a US Port New-Luxury Ship Celebrity Edge To Depart Ft. Lauderdale On June 26 First American Female Captain, Kate McCue, Wi ... read more
ROSEN HOTELS & RESORTS APPOINTS MISHA PAUL NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF ROSEN INN AT POINTE ORLANDO
Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando is pleased to announce the promotion of Misha Paul to the position of general manager of Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. Misha has been an associate with Rosen Hotel ... read more
PAST MEETS PRESENT: A WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
Explore the Heart of the City, Where History and Innovation Converge Phoenix’s early Black settlers put down roots in an area of downtown. Today, this rich history complements the city’s vibrant cultu ... read more
VIRGINIA BEACH BUZZ: MEET DEE MITTMAN
After a nationwide search for a convention sales manager, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the arrival of Dee Mittman. Dee hails from Greensboro, NC and bring ... read more
VISITPITTSBURGH OUTLINES ROAD TO RECOVERY AT 2021 ANNUAL MEETING
New Marketing Campaign Also Unveiled at Hybrid Event VisitPITTSBURGH President & CEO Jerad Bachar outlined the organization’s Road to Recovery at the 84th VisitPITTSBURGH Annual Meeting, held rece ... read more
CONTINUING THE “CONVERSATION ON RACE” IN CHARLESTON, SC
The African American Affairs Department of the Philos Project hosted the third installment of its Conversation on Race conference recently in Charleston, SC. The informative and thought-provoking prog ... read more
BARTLETT CALLS FOR UNITED CARIBBEAN VOICE AGAINST VACCINE INEQUITY
As regional stakeholders ramp up efforts to woo back tourists and rebuild the sector in the aftermath of the fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has cal ... read more
TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI'CHARD CAN BE SEEN ON AMERICAN AIRLINES THIS SUMMER!
TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI'CHARD CAN BE SEEN ON AMERICAN AIRLINES THIS SUMMER! Season Three of "Traveling with Denella Ri’chard" kicked off on Sunday, May 9th with the Super Bowl Championship City, Tam ... read more
MGM RESORTS ROLLS OUT COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM TO BRING MEETINGS BACK TO LAS VEGAS
New Convene with Confidence Offerings Ready for Implementation for Events Large and Small MGM Resorts Now Offering In-Room COVID-19 Testing at Las Vegas Properties Following months of trials, MGM Reso ... read more
AHLA STATEMENT ON UPDATED CDC MASK GUIDANCE
The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on updated face-covering and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease ... read more
MARRIOTT SHOWCASES IN-PERSON LEARNING LABS TO 2,400+ MEETING PROFESSIONALS (AND COUNTING)
Since February, Marriott has hosted more than 2,400 meetings professionals to experience Hybrid Event Learning Labs at hotels across the country to demonstrate – in person – how meeting professionals ... read more
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