Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2019

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B M & T ••• March/April 2019 ••• 20 L ocation is one of the biggest factors in selecting a meeting destination; choosing the right destination is as important as the meeting itself. As a locale that boasts beautiful beaches, world-famous attractions, warm weather and easy air accessibility, Florida is no stranger to hosting large groups. Florida offers value and excitement to meeting planners and meeting attendees. With diverse meetings products, the Sunshine State has something for groups of all sizes. With plenty of international airports, vast meetings spaces and many destinations that offer incentive packages, meetings in Florida equals value. Here are a few possibilities for your next meeting or event DAYTONA BEACH The Daytona Beach area is one of America's favorite beach destinations. The area's 23 miles of world-famous beaches offer visitors a unique ocean park atmosphere complete with food and recreational vendors. Up to 500 feet wide at low tide, Daytona Beach area beaches are per- fect for sandcastle building, bicycling, ATV and scooter rentals or relaxing sunrise strolls. Daytona Beach offers visitors a wide variety of sightseeing, attractions and tours. Take aim at a fun-filled getaway to Daytona Beach. Because when it comes to getting more quality time for a whole lot more value, there really is no competition. The Ocean Center is a premier convention, entertain- ment and sports complex located in the heart of the Daytona Beach resort area just 400 ft. from the Atlantic Ocean. It's the fifth largest such center in Florida and has 205,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and more than 2,500 park- ing spaces, a s well as a full spectrum of services to com- plement its facilities, including decorators, electrical con- tractors, a full service box office/business center and more.. The facility features 164,000 sq. ft. of interior MEETING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE TOP OF MIND FOR MANY PLANNERS BY CLETUS RAMSEY

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