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THERE’S ROOM TO MEET IN PHEONIX
When it's time to go beyond, to transform your webinar into a keynote speech, to re-establish the social aspect of networking - safely - and to look past the screen into the future of business, there' ... read more
TRAVEL AND TOURISM TRADE ASSOCIATION, DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL RELEASES FIRST-EVER EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STRATEGY ROADMAP FOR MEMBERS
Association launches Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Masterclass throughout 2021 Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitor ... read more
USVI TOURISM LEADER REFLECTS ON 2020, INVITES PARTNERSHIP FOR YEAR AHEAD
The U.S. Virgin Islands' Commissioner of Tourism has extended a message of both gratitude and optimism to the Territory’s Tourism Ambassadors and partners around the world, as he recapped the various ... read more
COME HOME TO JAMAICA: PART 2 ON “TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI’CHARD”
In this episode of the “Traveling With Denella Ri’chard,” rediscover Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Denella indulges in culinary delights at Miss T’s (for the best ox tails) and Scotchies (for th ... read more
ROYAL CARIBBEAN LAUNCHES NEW ADVENTURES FROM BARBADOS
Grandeur of the Seas Debuts Three Distinct Itineraries to the Sought-after Islands of the Southern Caribbean, beginning December 2021 Royal Caribbean International will for the first time call Barbado ... read more
NICOLE ROGERS NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF SALES OFFICER WITH SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL
The San Francisco Travel Association has announced the addition of Nicole Rogers as Executive Vice President/Chief Sales Officer, effective March 1 st, 2021. In her new position, Rogers will oversee a ... read more
PATA SET TO ORGANIZE VIRTUAL PATA ANNUAL SUMMIT 2021
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) recently announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organized with the support of ... read more
CASON TRAVEL & TOURS SPONSORS MOBAY FUNFEST JUNE 24 – 28, 2021
Cason Travel & Tours, a Black, female-owned travel agency, is producing a Music Festival and Wellness Retreat in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the All-Inclusive Luxury Resort – Jewel Grande Montego Bay ... read more
FLORIDA’S MOST WIDE-OPEN POSSIBILITIES
As the world of meetings continues to evolve, so does Florida’s most dynamic meetings destination — Tampa Bay. From enhanced cleaning protocols and contactless procedures to our award-winning, world-c ... read more
VETERAN DMO EXECS SAY THAT TOURISM RECOVERY AND DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT WILL TREND OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
KKD Tourism Advisors, a DMV-area consultancy comprised of DMO veteran execs is breaking ground in the areas of tourism recovery and destination development. Karin Aaron, Kris Smith, and David Jackson ... read more
NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM ACTING SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION
As we look forward to the New Year, 2021, it is very timely that we pause and reflect on the year to which we bid farewell. Certainly, 2020 was a year which highlighted many of our vulnerabilities, bu ... read more
VISIT ORLANDO HIRES PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Visit Orlando announced recently the hiring of new President and Chief Executive Officer Casandra Matej (Maht-AY) to lead the destination marketing organization of the most visited destination in the ... read more
TRAVELING WITH DENELLA RI’CHARD VISITS JAMAICA
The “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard @Home Edition” series visited Jamaica to tape its latest episode, which aired on January 3. Hosted by travel industry expert and host Denella Ri’chard. This lifest ... read more
GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (GMCVB) RESPONSE TO RACIAL INJUSTICE - GMCVB COMMITMENT
The GMCVB shares in the grief our nation and local community is experiencing following the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, and countless others. We s ... read more
LAS VEGAS KISSED 2020 GOODBYE LIKE ONLY VEGAS COULD
A Virtual Celebration, with Livestream Countdown and a Look Forward to 2021 Vegas brought the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” to life, in a cathartic implosion of a giant 2020 sign that rea ... read more
EXPLORE FAIRBANKS RELEASES 2021 VISITORS GUIDE SPOTLIGHTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, MIDNIGHT SUN AND WINTER SEASON
The Fairbanks 2021 Official Visitors Guide that showcases Fairbanks' year-round opportunities is now available for free. The aurora borealis, the midnight sun and Denali National Park, are among popul ... read more
THERE’S ROOM TO MEET IN PHOENIX
Outdoor venues and virtual technology take center stage as Phoenix reopens for meetings and conventions When it's time to go beyond, to transform your webinar into a keynote speech, to re-establish th ... read more
BLACK-OWNED MEDIA MATTERS
After recently settling a multi-billion dollar racial discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, media mega mogul, Byron Allen, co hosted a webinar series on the Importance of Doing Business with Black O ... read more
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS NAMED CARIBBEAN DESTINATION OF THE YEAR
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas takes top honors in Caribbean Travel Awards The U.S. Virgin Islands has received the “Destination of the Year” award from Caribbean Journal, a leading digital travel news ... read more
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL AND LONGWOODS INTERNATIONAL REVEAL RESEARCH ON AMERICAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE TOURISM INDUSTRY
Destinations International and Longwoods International recently released the 3rd annual “National Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism” benchmark study. The report examines how Americans assess the tour ... read more
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