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NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACK MEETING PROFESSIONALS PRESENTS ITS 7TH ANNUAL "STATE OF BLACK TOURISM" EVENT HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB
Leading Organization in the Hospitality Industry Reports Newest Trends and More on September 17, 2020 The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) will present its 7th Annual "State o ... read more
SMALL MEETINGS CAN SCORE BIG IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA
As planners ponder ways to respond to the new normal of meetings and events, small destinations are rising to the forefront as viable options to consider. From personalized attention, to ease of acces ... read more
DESTINATION DC RELEASES WASHINGTON, DC’S VISITATION NUMBERS AND FORECAST, DISCUSSES INDUSTRY RESILIENCY EFFORTS
After 10 years of growth, total visitation to DC estimated to fall by more than 50 percent in 2020 before potential rebound in 2021 Destination DC (DDC) , the official destination marketing organizati ... read more
HOLD YOUR RELIGIOUS MEETING IN FAYETTEVILLE AND REJOICE WITH COMMUNITY
Cumberland County has a religious history like no other. With humble beginnings, the community has grown to include countless religious affiliations with over 600 locations for praise, worship, and co ... read more
NABHOOD AND MUTICULTURAL & HERITAGE TOURISM SUMMITS GO VIRTUAL FOR 2020
The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers (NABHOOD) since its formation in 1998 continues to work tirelessly to create more executive leadership positions for people of ... read more
BLACKS IN TRAVEL AND TOURISM: BUILDING BETTER TOGETHER
You are invited to join the National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative Dollars and Sense Webinar Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. It ... read more
BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA APPOINTS MELONIE JOHNSON AS PRESIDENT AND COO
Atlantic City’s First Black Female Casino President To Lead Premier East Coast Property Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and MGM Resorts Luxury Destination, has announced the appointment of Melonie Joh ... read more
VisitPITTSBURGH ASKS TRAVELERS TO REDISCOVER PITTSBURGH IN NEW MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Goal is to Drive Visitation, Kick Start City’s Travel and Tourism Rebound VisitPITTSBURGH recently launched its newest marketing campaign, Rediscover Pittsburgh, which aims to drive visitation and enc ... read more
UNITED AIRLINES PERMANENTLY ELIMINATES CHANGE FEES
Applies to all Economy and Premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S.; Airline also announces complimentary standby travel, becomes only U.S. airline that will let all customers in all classes o ... read more
KFC WELCOMES JOHN MAYS AS NEW DIRECTOR OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Mays will lead the continued development and implementation of KFC's equity and inclusion vision Kentucky Fried Chicken® announced today the appointment of John Mays as director of equity and inclusio ... read more
NEW TOWER AT WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN REACHES CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE
Topping off commemorates completion of structural work on 14th-story tower The newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has reached a key construction milestone with the toppin ... read more
FIRST BLACK OWNED AND OPERATED COMPANY, ABU SIMBEL, LLC EVENTS, SHIFTS THE PARADIGM IN MERGING TECHNOLOGY AND MENTAL WELLNESS
Your Circle is Your Network and Net Worth, Is It 'Heal-Thy'? It's time to end the stigma of mental health in the Black communities and start addressing our traumas so we can work collectively, product ... read more
HUNTINGTON CONVENTION CENTER OF CLEVELAND EARNS MULTIPLE SAFETY AND GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATIONS TO PREPARE FOR FACILITY REOPENING
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland team, managed by ASM Global on behalf of the Cuyahoga County Convention Facilities Development Corporation (CCCFDC), has res ... read more
MMGY GLOBAL DECLARES “STRETCH SEASON” AN EXTENSION OF SUMMER TRAVEL INTO FALL
Remote Work and Learning, and a Desire to Get Back Lost Vacation Time Due to COVID-19 Fuel Fall Leisure Travel The tourism industry has been rapidly transforming and adapting as travel seasonality and ... read more
Editor’s Note GOOD TROUBLE LEADS TO: THE U.S. CONGRESS & DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL’S HALL OF FAME
America’s conscience has been touched and our consciousness raised, as tributes honoring the legacy of the late congressman John Robert Lewis are being reported from every part of the country and arou ... read more
BM&T'S WHO’S WHO A Definitive Guide to African-Americans in the Travel & Tourism Industry
In keeping with Black Meetings & Tourism’s 27-year commitment to provide a NAME, a FACE and a VIOICE to the professionals who represent the African-American segment of the $2.4 trillion TRAVEL ind ... read more
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS PUTS BRAKES ON LEISURE TRAVEL TO BATTLE COVID-19 SPIKE
In an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Virgin Islands is closing its doors once again to leisure visitors, effective Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for a peri ... read more
LOS ANGELES TOURISM & CONVENTION BOARD NAMES ADAM BURKE PRESIDENT AND CEO
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (Los Angeles Tourism), the official destination marketing organization for the City of Los Angeles, recently announced that its board of directors has appoin ... read more
NEW TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI’CHARD @HOME EDITION TRAVEL SERIES LAUNCHES ON THE CJC NETWORK
The new Traveling with Denella Ri’chard @Home Edition series has recenty launched on the CJC Network with travel industry expert and host Denella Ri’chard. This lifestyle and culture series takes an a ... read more
ACVB PARTNERS WITH EXPEDIA GROUP TO LAUNCH ATLANTA TRAVEL CAMPAIGN
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) , in partnership with Expedia Group Media Solutions, launches a campaign to welcome visitors back to Atlanta following travel restrictions from COVID-19 ... read more
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