Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2019

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March 14 Change Makers Shaping the Future, presented by the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network and Women in Tourism & Hospitality Advisory Committee, Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA. Contact Clara Carter at (619) 265-2561 or with@mccsn.-com . March 22-24 Second Annual International Take 'Em Down Everywhere Conference, Jackson- ville, FL. TakeEmDownEvery- March 25-26 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference, presented by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), Phila- delphia, PA. For more information visit http// April 1-4 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. April 6 SOAR Empowerment event, presented by Black Enterprise in partnership with T.D. Jakes Enterprises LLP, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. To register and find out more informa- tion, visit www.blackenterprise- .com/soar). May 6-8 Meet The Money National Hotel Finance & Investment Conference, Hyatt Regency LAX, Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit www.Meet- May 8-3 BETEX 2019 Travel Trade Show, Belize. http://www.- May 8-13 Belize Tourism Expo 20129 Road Show, Placencia, San Ignacio and San Pedro, Belize. For more information call 501-227- 1144 or visit May 9-11 Global Travel Marketplace, Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood/Fort Lauder- dale, FL. For more information visit May 10 Charm City Tourism Awards Banquet & Fundraiser, Forum Caterers, Baltimore, MD. For more information call (443) 983-7974. May 13 10th Annual Industry Day, presented by the National Association of Black Women in Const4ruction (NABWIC) and the District Department of Transporta- tion (DDOT), Cardozo Education Campus, Washington, DC. For more information contact Cheryl Rodgers at (202) 673-7753 or . May 14 10th Annual Industry Day, Cardoza Educational Campus, Washington, DC. For more infor- mation contact Cheryl Rodgers at (202)673-7753 or Cheryl.rod- May 15-16 Asia Society Diversity & Marketing Leadership Summit: Powering Global Busi- nesses, presented by the Asia Society, New York, NY. For more informa- tion visit ( /global-talent-initiatives or email May 16-19 Travel Professio- nals of Color (TPOC) 2019 Conference & Trade Show, the Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, TN. For more informa- tion call (866) 901-1259 or visit . B M & T ••• March/Apri 2019 ••• 5 PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Solomon J. Herbert ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ EDITOR Gloria Herbert GRAPHIC DESIGN: POP MEDIA GROUP Robert Ingram GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEBMASTER Solomon J. Hebert II FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs MARKETING/EDITORIAL Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact Reprint Management Services at (717)399-1900. The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel MARCH/APRIL 2019 B l a c k M e e t i n g s To u r i s m COVER STORY • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETING, INCENTIVES AND TRAVELING IN THE SOUTH FEATURES • TENNIS ANYONE? ATA & GFLCVB TEAM UP • UNIQUE MEETING SPACES IN THE SOUTH WEST •BLACK GIRLS TRAVEL THERAPY AREA GUIDES ILLINOIS, COLORADO, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, NEW JERSEY, MISSOURI, BVI Meeting and incentive planners can keep abreast of discount offers and package deals being offered by visiting Black Meetings & Tourism's website – – and click- ing on the "Meeting Planner Packages" link. Here you will find many cost saving and often time sensitive deals that can help you bring your meeting in on time and under budget. MEETING PLANNER PACKAGES FOR GREAT SAVINGS COMING IN: MAY/JUNE 2019 continued on page 8

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