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FLORIDA’S MOST SUCCESS STORIES
Tampa Bay has more than Florida sunshine to offer your next meeting. With smart safety measures, cutting-edge upgrades to Tampa Convention Center, tech grants, new hotels and accolades by everyone fro ... read more
VISIT BALTIMORE AND TOURISM ECONOMICS ANNOUNCE DATA ANALYTICS FELLOWSHIP
Fellowship Follows Recent Hire of Two Diversity Apprentices Visit Baltimore , the official destination sales and marketing organization for Baltimore, is pleased to announce a new Data Analytics Fello ... read more
WASHINGTON, DC WELCOMES AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES TO THE WALTER E. WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
Approximately 300 top association executives gathered in Washington, DC as part of the return of in-person and hybrid events with the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) Annual Meeting ... read more
HAITI NEEDS OUR HELP
Once again Haiti is experiencing another catastrophe. On Saturday, August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck at 8:20 p.m. According to the latest report from officials in the country's Office ... read more
BUSINESS TRAVEL IS RETURNING
61% of Business Travelers Have Taken Multi-Day Domestic Trips Video Conferencing Won’t Replace In-Person Meetings More than half of business travelers (61%) have already taken their first multi-day do ... read more
EXPERIENCE COLUMBUS LAUNCHES DIVERSITY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
City Tourism Entities Recruiting Several BIPOC Apprentices For Full-Time Career Opportunities to Help Close the Racial Equity Gap in the Industry To help overcome underrepresentation in the tourism in ... read more
PRINCESS CRUISES AND HOLLAND AMERICA LINE KICK OFF RETURN TO SERVICE IN THE U.S. FROM THE PORT OF SEATTLE
To kick off their return to service in the U.S., Princess Cruises and Holland America Line recently held a celebration at the Port of Seattle. Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises, and Gus Antorc ... read more
FROM UNDERREPRESENTATION TO DOMINATION OF THE SPA INDUSTRY, CANDACE "THE SIX FIGURE SPA CHICK"HOLYFIELD CHANGES FACE OF THE TRADITIONAL SPA INDUSTRY
From broken and hopeless, Candace Holyfield built the Multi-Million Dollar empire, affectionately known as The Six Figure Spa Chick, which includes courses, retreats, VIP sessions, expos and magazines ... read more
HYATT CENTRIC SOUTHPARK CHARLOTTE INTRODUCES LEADERSHIP TEAM
Fidencio Mata, Erin Dennis and Cristal Moncur Join the Team as General Manager, Director of Group Sales & Celebrations and Director of Corporate Sales Hyatt Centric SouthPark Charlotte , which rec ... read more
PLANT-BASED FOOD WITH LEGENDARY FLAVOR - FINALLY!
It’s going down right now. A change in how we eat. A demand for food with nutrition and mind-bending flavor. Flavor that’s changing the game. Flavor that’s creating a legend. Flavor created by a seaso ... read more
COMFORT SUITES PARADISE ISLAND READY TO WELCOME VACCINATED TRAVELERS
All-Suite Property Extends Conveniences, Special Promotion to Attract Summer Travelers The award-winning Comfort Suites Paradise Island hotel has extended its successful “4th Night Free” promotion thr ... read more
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL 2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION A SUCCESS
Destinations International (DI) held their 2021 Annual Convention in Baltimore July 13-15 at the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel and the spectacular Baltimore Convention Center. The event was prec ... 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
GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT & CEO
Tourism Industry Veteran, David Whitaker, Returning Home to Miami The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) announced recently that David Whitaker has been appointed the next Presiden ... read more
ICAST 2021 “REELS” IN BUSINESS FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER
Produced by the American Sportfishing Association, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The Orange County Convention Cente ... read more
MUSIC CITY CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE STAFF
Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks has appointed Robert Rice as the Director of Human Resources and Heather Jensen as the Director of Communications for the 2.1 mil ... read more
“TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI’CHARD” NOW PLAYING ON AMERICAN AIRLINES AND UNITED AIRLINES INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Traveling With Denella Ri’chard, the travel, lifestyle, and culture TV series made its summer debut on American Airlines and United Airlines Inflight Entertainment. The travel destination series takes ... read more
EVENTS DC ANNOUNCES CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
Promotions of Tenured Leadership Signal Washington DC’s Powerful Return to Meetings and Conventions, Entertainment and Live Special Events Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for t ... read more
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY WELCOMES HEAD OF DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors met with Destinations International President and CEO & Foundation Executive Director Don Welsh during a meeting on Jul ... read more
CHTA AND ASTA JOIN FORCES TO BOOST MEMBER BENEFITS
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) have teamed up to strengthen the relationship between travel advisors and the region. The partners ... read more
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