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DYNAMIC MEETINGS IN TAMPA BAY
Tampa Bay is where dynamic meetings come together nearly effortlessly. With an award-winning airport, cutting-edge venues, and a vibrant array of amenities – Tampa Bay meetings come together with an e ... read more
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT’S WORLD SERIES OF POKER® RETURNS FOR ITS 54TH ANNUAL TOURNAMENT MAY 30 – JULY 18
Poker's Most Popular Event Confirms Summer 2023 Dates, Special Room Rates “The Main Event,” Poker’s Undisputed World Championship, Returns July 3-17 Poker players and enthusiasts can officially s ... read more
VISIT FLORIDA CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACROSS SUNSHINE STATE
Black America's Semiquincentennial As the nation's multiyear efforts to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary of the United States continues to unfold, BM&T's recurring col ... read more
TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI’CHARD: BLACK HISTORY ONE-HOUR TELEVISION SPECIAL NATIONALLY SYNDICATED + STREAMING
Black History Month is celebrated in February. The award-winning television show Traveling With Denella Ri’chard will broadcast a “one-hour Black History Special” on nationally syndicated te ... read more
KAREN BASS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT REGIONAL CAL BLACK CHAMBER SFV
Los Angeles’ new Mayor Karen Bass will be the keynote speaker at the RCBCC Brunch in the Valley event, taking place on February 10 th at the Warner Center Marriott. Mme. MC Townsend, RCBCC president i ... read more
BERNADETTE CHAMPION IS INDEED A CHAMPION
Bernadette Champion is founder and CEO of Champion Services Travel, a Certified Group Only Travel Agency based in Fort Washington, Maryland. Bernadette is a visionary who has always taken ‘Global Trav ... read more
THE CTO WELCOMES THE USVI
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has started 2023, a year it sees as one of growth for the regional body, by welcoming the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) as its 25th member country. ... read more
SUSAN PHILLIPS NAMED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ST. AUGUSTINE, PONTE VEDRA & THE BEACHES VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU
The St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau (VCB) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Phillips as President and Chief Executive Offic ... read more
HILTON EXPANDS NEVADA AND MOUNTAIN RESORTS PORTFOLIO WITH SIGNING OF WALDORF ASTORIA LAKE TAHOE
Luxury All-Season Resort and Residences Expected to Debut in 2027 Hilton (NYSE: HLT) recently announced the signing of a brand and management agreement with EKN Development Group to welcome the iconic ... read more
BALLY'S LAS VEGAS TRANSFORMS INTO HORSESHOE LAS VEGAS
WE'RE GOING ALL IN ON GREATNESS A multi-million dollar transformation is only fitting for such a legendary casino brand making its way back home to the Las Vegas Strip. Horseshoe’s classic sophisticat ... read more
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S 2023 ALASKA CRUISETOURS INCLUDED IN WAVE OFFER FOR FREE UPGRADES, KIDS CRUISE FREE, DISCOUNTS AND MORE
The Top Five Reasons to Book a Cruisetour to The Yukon and Alaska Include History, Scenery, Nature and Exclusive Experiences For more than 75 years, Holland America Line has been exploring Alaska, mak ... read more
INTERNATIONAL’S EXECUTIVE CONTINUES TO EXCELL
Aiysha (AJ) Johnson is the executive director, Americas region at BKR International – a global top ten accounting association supporting member firms in the U.S., Canada, Latin-America, and the Caribb ... read more
ASM GLOBAL NAMES KELVIN D. MOORE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER
ASM Global —the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy—has named industry veteran Kelvin D. Moore as regional vice president and general manager of ... read more
PHL DIVERSITY RECEIVES 2022 CORPORATE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACK MEETING PROFESSIONALS
PHL Diversity, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), received the 2022 Corporate Award from the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals ... read more
ERNEST P. BOGER II HONORED AS A UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS
Ernest P. Boger II , Psychology ’65, received the University of South Florida’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing USF alumni who have achieved the pinnacle of success in their careers. Pres ... read more
ALL-NEW HORSESHOE LAKE CHARLES OPENS DEC. 12
Brand-New Land-Based Resort Offers Best-In-Class Gaming, Accommodations and Food and Beverage, Including the First Louisiana Restaurant by Multi-Michelin-Starred Chef, Gordon Ramsay Since closing for ... read more
THE 70TH ANNUAL ST. CROIX CRUCIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL RETURNS IN PERSON
Experience Local Culture, Parades and Dishes with Special Holiday Packages Now Available for Booking The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism (USVI) is welcoming visitors to celebrate the 70th an ... read more
LAS VEGAS WINS NCAA BID TO HOST FIRST MEN’S FINAL FOUR
The Big Dance’s™ Most Exciting Games Will Soon Take Place in The Greatest Arena on Earth™ Las Vegas has been selected as a host site for the 2028 NCAA Men’s Final Four™, marking the first time it will ... read more
BIG CYPRESS LODGE APPOINTS ROMAINE SCOTT AS HOTEL MANAGER
Hospitality Executive and Veteran Brings Global Experience to Wilderness-Inspired City Hotel in Memphis Big Cypress Lodge, a wilderness-inspired hotel inside the 32-story Memphis Pyramid, recently ann ... read more
WESTERDAM ARRIVES AT SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, ON FIRST CRUISE VISIT FOR HOLLAND AMERICA LINE IN MORE THAN TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS
Holland America Line’s Westerdam arrived at Sydney, Australia, on Nov. 7, the first ship from the cruise line to visit the city since prior to the industry pause more than two years ago. Westerdam wil ... read more
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