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Black Meetings & Tourism, the authority on African-American conventions, incentives, and leisure travel, announced today an official partnership with KKD Tourism Advisors to guide the publication in offering new and innovative opportunities and advertising opportunities to its partners.

Solomon & Gloria Herbert

"We are thrilled that KKD will serve as a partner of Black Meetings & Tourism," said Solomon Herbert, Co-owner of Black Meetings & Tourism. Associate Publisher/Editor and Co-owner Gloria Herbert added, "We have always prided ourselves on quality and having the best relationships and partners possible. KKD's values are in alignment with ours and we look forward to greater success with them."


                                                 Karin Aaron

"Black Meetings & Tourism has been the most trusted media resource for destinations, associations, and event owners, and we are honored to accelerate their vision and growth mindset for years to come," said Karin Aaron, Managing Partner of KKD Tourism Advisors. "We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Black Meetings & Tourism as their innovation engine as we help grow the legendary publication, and the industry, during this crucial time."

Founded in 1994, Black Meetings and Tourism is an award winning, international, full color, Bi- monthly trade publication for and about the $129 billion+African- American group and leisure travel, incentives, and meetings market. As one of the few African- American owned publishing companies, Black Meetings & Tourism is dedicated to serving and supporting the African-American travel segment as well as providing an opportunity to all businesses, service providers, and affiliates to reach one of the fastest growing markets in the travel industry.

David Jackson

"The dedication of Solomon and Gloria Herbert is a testament to their commitment for African-American professionals to succeed in a career in hospitality and tourism. We are excited to work under their leadership and guidance to bring this long awaited, important project to life!," said David Jackson, Managing Partner, KKD Tourism Advisors.

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About KKD Tourism Advisors

With offices in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, and more than 100 years of combined leadership experience establishing and administrating highly successful destination marketing organizations and sports commissions in major destinations as well as working with countless other organizations and communities, KKD's practical knowledge is diverse and beyond reproach. For more information, please visit us at

KKD Tourism Advisors is an experienced team of tourism professionals, committed to providing industry partners with expert support. KKD assists C-suite executives to develop strategic programming in destination development, sports tourism, and convention sales and marketing to maximize community assets and to boost economic impact.