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September/October 2010

Featured Stories
African-American Guide to Meetings, Incentives & Traveling in the Caribbean
In the laid-back, fun-loving Caribbean, meetings are becoming serious business.
The Dos and Don'ts of Planning for the Religious Market
Looking for a recession proof business? Look no further than the religious market. This protracted recession and painfully slow recovery has severely weakened the meetings marketplace. As many of you have experienced firsthand, attendance figures and corresponding revenues in the meetings market are down sharply from the heydays we enjoyed during the middle part of this decade.
Great Meetings Come Naturally Here
The creative “Virginia is For Lovers” campaign has branded the Old Dominion State as a place for those who love life, love
fun and love the beautiful gifts of Mother Nature. What’s becoming more evident with each passing year is that Virginia is
also the place for planners who love to organize great meetings!
Reunions Provide Strong Revenue Stream During Uncertain Times
Family Reunions and military reunions, even in uncertain times, still result in big business for destinations, especially during summer months. Many destinations typically host four to six family reunions per month. As a result of this demand for desired summer business, the hotels and destinations continue to invent new initiatives enabling generations of all ages to continue to host thriving family and military reunions.
Time Management For Travel Professionals
In March 2010, travel professionals of color were surveyed to ascertain their level of job satisfaction in the current economic climate, and to encourage reflection upon how well they manage time in the workplace.
A Conversation With Vincent Venderpool-Wallace
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace is the Minister of Tourism and Aviation for The Islands of the Bahamas. Before assuming his current post he served as the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
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