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LOS ANGELES RESUMES MEETINGS OF 300 PEOPLE AS LOS ANGELES TOURISM INVITES MEETING PROFESSIONALS TO PLAN THEIR COMEBACK
It was announced recently that professional meetings – groups of under 300 – can resume in Los Angeles. With Los Angeles starting its comeback – safely reopening museums, indoor dining, theme parks an ... read more
LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY 2021
On Thursday, April 8, 2021 the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meetings and convention industry including Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resort ... read more
VISIT SACRAMENTO ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION TO ADDRESS DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Longtime Industry Executive Sonya Bradley Will Helm Role to Create Opportunities and Lasting Change in the Tourism Industry in the Sacramento Region and Across the Country Visit Sacramento announced r ... read more
NEVADA GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES ANTICIPATED RE-OPENING JUNE 1, IN ADVANCE OF WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS (WEC) VEGAS
MPI’s Annual North American Signature Event, June 15-17 at CAESARS FORUM, Will Maintain Strict Safety Disciplines Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry asso ... read more
NYC & COMPANY’S JÉ-VONNA SAMPSON NAMED TO TOP 30 UNDER 30 FUTURE LEADERS OF DESTINATION ORGANIZATION INDUSTRY
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau, is thrilled to announce that Jé-Vonna Sampson, the organization’s Manager, Borough Re ... read more
USVI WELCOMES INCREASED SUMMER AIRLIFT
American Airlines Announces Additional Flights to the Territory St. Thomas Gains More Dallas Flights While Seats to St. Croix Are Up By Almost 20 Percent This Summer Following a meeting with American ... read more
CHANTEL FRANCOIS, CTC
Chantel Francois is an International Travel / Tourism Sales Professional who relocated to Atlanta over 2 decades ago with the Canadian Consulate, in the office of External Affairs. She is an Experienc ... read more
VELTON W. SHOWELL, III, INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BUSINESS STRATEGIST, SPEAKER AND TRAINER, RELEASES THIRD BOOK “LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS”
Velton W. Showell, III, founder of Leadership Dynamics International, LLC., has released his third book “ Leadership Dynamics—The Principles of Leadership,” in which he invites current and aspiring le ... read more
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRIVATE BAHAMIAN ISLAND HALF MOON CAY DURING 2022-23 CARIBBEAN SEASON
Seven Ships — Including Two Pinnacle Class Vessels — Island Hop Throughout the Region And Explore the Panama Canal The Caribbean evokes images of white-sand beaches, balmy breezes and sun-kissed skies ... read more
BERMUDA TOURISM AUTHORITY NAMES CHARLES H. JEFFERS II TO THE CEO
The Bermuda Tourism Authority has recently announced the appointment of Bermudian Charles H. Jeffers II, to the post of Chief Executive Officer. Jeffers, a 26-year veteran of the destination marketing ... read more
DIGITAL GUIDE TO LOUISVILLE DEBUTS
Bourbon City’s Attractions, Black Heritage and Culinary Scene Highlighted Back after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19, Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide has just been published in time for the ... read more
NYC & CO. JOINS PARTNERSHIP FOR NEW YORK CITY AND NEW YORK CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP. TO DRIVE LOCAL BUSINESS MEETINGS
New Effort Invites New York City’s Business Community to “Commit to the Comeback: Meet Local NYC” GMID 2021 Celebrations in New York City to Include Iconic Building Lightings and Hybrid Event In advan ... read more
ROLAND MARTIN UNFILTERED TV SHOW ADDRESSES RACISM IN ADVERTISING INDUSTRY
Black U.S. leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion on travel in 2019, according to the results from the first phase of MMGY Travel's ” The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities” repo ... read more
CARIBBEAN HOTEL & TOURISM ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES “FORWARD TOGETHER” INITIATIVE
Engaged Membership is Essential For The Region’s Recovery and Sustainability As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 ... read more
LAS VEGAS’ NEWEST PLAYGROUND, VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS, CURIO COLLECTION BY HILTON, DEBUTS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
The City’s Newest Resort is Home to World-Class Accommodations, Dining, Entertainment and More Hilton announces the opening of the reimagined and reconceptualized Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collec ... read more
OPTIMISM AMONG TRAVELERS BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS
MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers® Survey Predicts Massive Summer Rebound for Travel MMGY Travel Intelligence, MMGY Global's research and insights division, has released findings from the 2 ... read more
NATIVE DETROITERS, RODERICA AND FRANCINA JAMES, OPEN THE COCHRANE HOUSE LUXURY HISTORIC INN A BED & BREAKFAST IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
There is a luxury bed & breakfast that sits in the heart of the entertainment district in Downtown Detroit. Visitors, celebs, and locals can’t get enough of The Cochrane House. Since opening a lit ... read more
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES THE PDM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
New Industry Certificate Program Will Provide Those New to the Industry With Fundamental Information for Their Careers. Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destinatio ... read more
HOTEL INDUSTRY URGES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO USE NEW FEDERAL FUNDING TO SAVE JOBS
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), alongside other industry groups, sent a letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors encouraging them to act on p ... read more
DISCOVER ART IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX
Black Tastemakers Share Downtown Phoenix’s Best-Kept Secrets Everyone knows that Greater Phoenix is a Sonoran Desert oasis dotted with golf courses and swimming pools, which means there’s no shortage ... read more
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