Magazine Online    The Authority On African-American Conventions, Incentives, & Leisure Travel
December 2007/January 2008
This is the December 2007/January 2008 issue of Black Meetings & Tourism Online Edition.
Featured Stories
BM&T Salutes Hospitality Industry Diversity Leaders
As most readers of BM&T know, periodically, we like to salute those in our industry who signify the utmost in achievement when it comes to diversity. And what better time to shed light on those who deserve our praise for a job well done
The Importance of Heritage Tourism
The traveler who takes a tour of local historic landmarks or joins in the revelry of a regional cultural festival is exactly the kind of visitor every city would love to have more of. Destinations that are putting major investments into the development of visitor product in this arena are showcased
CVB Heads Annual Report
In 2007 America saw the price of oil rise to record highs and the cost of travel skyrocket along with it. But people are still hosting meetings and conventions, in this climate of rising costs and global warming. BM&T once again rounds up some of the country's top bureau presidents and asks them about the changes in today's meetings industry in this year's
Walking Cities
While many groups choose to meet at large resorts or out of the way communities, even more seem to be embracing the idea of Walking Cities. Small to mid-size destinations with compact downtown corridors offer an incredible advantage to meeting planners looking to cut costs in these crazy times
BM&T Annual Ski Focus
In the last two decades the ski industry has seen an enormous increase in African-American participation. Thousands have strapped on skis, spending millions on everything from ski equipment, clothing, lodging, transportation, food, lift tickets and
The Cruise Industry and The African-American Traveler
gives an up close and personal report on the writer's first cruise and an overview of a growing segment of the mettings and leisure travel industry