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MEETING SUCCESS, INSPIRED
Bring your next Inspired event to Hampton, centrally located between Virginia Beach and Williamsburg. We offer highly accessible facilities, advanced capabilities for hybrid meetings, and 344,000 sq. ... read more
LAS VEGAS WELCOMED NEARLY 3.5 MILLION VISITORS IN JULY, HIGHEST MONTHLY VISITATION POST-PANDEMIC
Las Vegas welcomed nearly 3.5 million visitors in July, the highest monthly visitation since the start of the pandemic, according to data released recently by the Research Center at the Las Vegas Conv ... read more
LITTLE ROCK IS BIG ON HOSPITALITY
Little Rock is no stranger to the changing tides of history and its power to shape a community. It’s a city that’s built on the intersection of our shared histories, and together those stories form th ... read more
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER ANNOUNCES ERIC BLANC AS NEW DEPUTY DIRECTOR
The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP to Deputy Director. In his new role, Blanc will oversee the OCCC’s Sales, Marketing, Event Manag ... read more
JOIN US AT BM&T’S MEET UP FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLANNERS AT IMEX IN LAS VEGAS
Black Meetings & Tourism will be holding its annual Meet Up for African-American Planners on October 11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas during IMEX America. The event is being hosted by Caesars Ent ... read more
FORT WORTH HOSTS 48TH SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
More than 2,700 women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. attended their 48th Southwest Regional Conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center August 10-14, returning to the Modern West city after 12 ... read more
PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK DRIVE TO SUPPORT 200 STUDENTS IN FOSTER CARE
On Tuesday, August 16, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority hosted a backpack drive to provide 200 backpacks with supplies to students in foster care through Methodist Family Support Services. ... read more
MARRIOTT COLUMBIA COMPLETES GUEST ROOMS AND SUITES RENOVATION
Marriott Columbia announces the completion of its guest rooms and suites renovation. Owned and managed by Columbia Sussex, the Marriott Columbia is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Colu ... read more
CARNIVAL LUMINOSA OPENS FOR SALE AS THE NEWEST FUN SHIP PREPARES TO JOIN THE CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE FLEET
Now Accepting Reservations for Australia and Alaska Sailings from Nov. 6, 2022 through April 2024 Carnival Cruise Line announced recently that reservations are open for the inaugural season of its new ... read more
LORNE EDWARDS NAMED CHIEF SALES OFFICER AT GREATER PHOENIX CVB, VISIT PHOENIX
The Visit Phoenix office has announced that Lorne Edwards, Senior Vice President of Sales & Services, has been named Chief Sales Officer effective immediately. Lorne Edwards joined the Visit Phoen ... read more
VISIT ORLANDO PARTNERS WITH ORLANDO HEALTH TO LAUNCH HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY
Partnership includes New Health Clinic to Open at Orange County Convention Center Visit Orlando, the Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, and Orlando Health,a not-for-profit healthcare organizat ... read more
BAHAMIAN BARRISTER TO LEAD TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
Bahamian attorney-at-law Joy Jibrilu, former Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. Jibrilu, who sta ... read more
MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER OFFERS MEETING PACKAGE PROMOTION
Special Offer Available at the Re-imagined and Newly Renovated Convention Center until December 30, 2022 The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), where global business and creative collaboration get ... read more
NEW TOURISM MINISTER FOR ST. KITTS & NEVIS
St. Kitts & Nevis has appointed attorney-at-law Marsha Henderson as its new minister of tourism, civil aviation and urban development. As Minister of Tourism, Henderson, a member of new Prime Mini ... read more
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES THE FIRST WYNDHAM GRAND IN MEXICO
The Company's Rapid Growth In The Country Continues With The Addition Of The Latest All-Inclusive Property Wyndham Grand Cancun All-Inclusive Resort & Villas Sits Oceanfront In Cancun's Hotel Zone ... read more
SAN FRANCISCO TRAVEL ASSOCIATION NAMES LYNN BRUNI-PERKINS NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
The San Francisco Travel Association announced that Lynn Bruni-Perkins has been promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of the organization. Prior to her appointment, Bruni- ... read more
EMERALD CRUISES ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY ADVOCATE AND EDUCATOR VANESSA MCGOVERN AS GODMOTHER OF NEWEST STAR-SHIP EMERALD LUNA
The Line’s Ninth River Ship Was Christened In Amsterdam in July Award-winning travel industry advocate and educator Vanessa McGovern has been named godmother of Emerald Cruises ’ newest Star-Ship, Eme ... read more
PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU NAMES SHEILA ALEXANDER-REID EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PHL DIVERSITY
Concluding a nationwide search, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) recently announced Sheila Alexander-Reid has been appointed executive director of PHL Diversity, a key business ... read more
EXCITING DALLAS DEVELOPMENTS: CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION & ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE COMING IN 2029
Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce the approval of a 2.5 million square foot convention center expansion, which includes 800,000 square feet of exhibit space, 300,000 square feet of breakout space a ... read more
CAESARS VIRGINIA MARKS EXCITING NEXT STEP WITH OFFICIAL GROUNDBREAKING EVENT WITH EXECUTIVES, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (“Caesars”), parent company of the future Caesars Virginia, hosted a groundbreaking event recently with remarks from Caesars executives Robert Livingston, Senior Vice Presi ... read more
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