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WHERE TO MEET IN WASHINGTON, DC
Washington, DC is filled with iconic monuments and memorials, but few places match the unique blend of history, culture and global significance offered by the city’s dramatically located venues. Many ... read more
NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACK MEETING PROFESSIONALS CALLS ON AMERICAN AIRLINES TO ACT
The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) commends the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) , on its call for a response to the reported troubling dis ... read more
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD FREEDOM CONFERENCE & TOUR SET FOR JUNE 18-21
The National Policy Alliance Canada (NPA) proudly announces its immediate collaboration with esteemed partner organizations, The World Conference of Mayors (WCM), the Historic Black Towns and Settleme ... read more
ANGUILLA ENGAGES GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRAVEL PARTNERS AT CHTA TRAVEL MARKETPLACE 2024
The Hon. Haydn Hughes, Minister of Infrastructure, Communications, Housing, Utilities and Tourism for Anguilla, accompanied by Mrs. Chantelle Richardson, Deputy Director of Tourism, Anguilla Tourist B ... read more
SALUTE TO JUNETEEN
Don’t miss out on the extraordinary opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth and support small businesses in our community and register for our 20 th Annual Small Business Summit & Expo today and join ... read more
THERESA CUNNINGHAM JOINS SDTA AS FIRST EVER DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) announced recently the hiring of Theresa Cunningham as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Community Engagement. This all-new position will strengthe ... read more
TOURISM DIVERSITY MATTERS ANNOUNCES INTERIM CEO
Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM) , a nonprofit organization founded to address systemic inequities within the travel and tourism industry, recently announced that Hattie Hill has been appointed as Inte ... read more
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE RETURNING TO BALTIMORE WITH CARNIVAL PRIDE
Carnival Cruise Line reports Carnival Pride resumed sailing from the Port of Baltimore on May 26, continuing the cruise line’s year-round homeport schedule. Carnival Pride arrived in Baltimore later i ... read more
RENO TAHOE BOARD SELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) Board of Directors has finalized the months-long search process, selecting Mike Larragueta to lead the organization as its new President and C ... read more
CTO MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER CHAIRMAN PAMELA RICHARDS
The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) mourns the passing of Pamela Richards, former U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism and CTO Chairman. CTO Chairman Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism and ... read more
NEW JERSEY TOURISM SURPASSES RECORD PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS WITH INCREASED VISITORS AND EXPENDITURE IN 2023
The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism (NJTT) recently released the “2023 Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey ” study at the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association’s (NJTIA) annual Advoca ... read more
HBCU UPDATE: SAINT AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY
Alumni are striving to SAVE St. Augustine University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The recent reaccreditation failure is being appealed by the Board of Trustees. Yet, the Save St. Augustine Alumni Coali ... read more
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS APPOINTS AMIT SRIPATHI CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) appointed Amit Sripathi Chief Development Officer reporting to the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Ballotti. Sripathi will lead Wyndham's ... read more
ARE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STILL A PRIORITY: MAJOR INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS REPORT
As the travel arena responds to the efforts of some elected officials to strike down and eliminate affirmative action programs, we at Black Meetings & Tourism felt the time was right to examine th ... read more
NEW ORLEANS IS BUILT TO HOST
New Orleans is Built To Host meetings and events. An authentic and diverse community that welcomes all to meet, gather and be inspired by the cultural richness that exists organically. The hospitality ... read more
GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER APPOINTS DON E. SIMON AS SALES MANAGER
The Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), the second-largest convention center in the state, recently announced the appointment of Don E. Simon as sales manager. Simon brings more than 30 ye ... read more
CARIBBEAN WEEK 2024 SET TO SPARKLE IN NEW YORK CITY
The much-awaited Caribbean Week, hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), is scheduled to light up New York City from June 16-21, 2024. This event, a highlight on the calendar for travel in ... read more
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT AND NOBU HOSPITALITY RELEASE RENDERINGS FOR NOBU HOTEL CAESARS NEW ORLEANS AS SOON-TO-BE CAESARS NEW ORLEANS TAKES SHAPE
Caesars Entertainment and long-time hospitality partner Nobu Hospitality - the global luxury lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro, and Meir Teper - are pleased to release renderin ... read more
THE IMPACT OF DEI LEGISLATION ON TOURISM
The ripple effects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies and legislation are profoundly transforming the tourism and hospitality industry. This September 12th, step into a space where cha ... read more
VISIT WILLIAMSBURG WELCOMES SELENA COLES AS NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST
Visit Williamsburg proudly welcomes Selena Coles as its newest Public Relations Specialist. With her expertise in communication strategies, Selena brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Her pu ... read more
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