Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2020

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3 CONTENTS 15 15 VOLUME 27, ISSUE 3, MARCH/APRIL 2020 4 Publisher's Message 5 Calendar of Events 6 In The News 8 Hotel Happenings 10 Newsmakers 27 Caribbean Corner 34 Cruise News 36 Travel Data 37 Mississippi 38 Washington, DC 40 Anguilla 41 Minneapolis 42 Georgia 44 Kentucky 45 Indiana 18 18 B M & T ••• March/April 2020 ••• BL ACK MEETING & TOURISM COVER STORY FEATURES DEPARTMENT AREA GUIDES Meet Holland America Line's African-American Leadership explores the cruise line's strategy for provid- ing world-class service while also capturing a larger share of the $72 billon African-American market. By Patrice Kelly 14 14 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 If 2020 is the year of seeing clearly, Dr. Kofi Smith's vision for the Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company (AATC), which operates Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is brighter than ever. CEO Dr. Kofi Smith Brings High- Flying Results To Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company With Eye On 2020 Vision And Enhanced Technology tells the whole story. Copyright : PoPMedia Group Millions of people from all over the world flock to Florida each year, and it's no wonder. Florida's Ambiance Offers Conference Attendees a Combination of Top Level Hospitality and Paradise All-In-One explains why. Calm water cruising on the Pacific Ocean 11 11 Meet Wisconsin's First Certified Faith-Based Meeting Professionals reports that VISIT Milwaukee, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, and Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport Representatives Achieve New RCMA Designation. Traveling to Milwaukee for a meeting or convention? Coming to the city on business? Enjoy their stellar ven- ues and state-of-the-art meeting spaces, but don't for- get to take some time out for wellness. Travel "Well" In Milwaukee explains how to incorporate healthy activities into your meeting day. Detroit Metro CVB Restructures Leadership Organizational Structure, Promotes Four Directors To Newly Created Vice President Positions reports on bureau President/CEO Larry Alexander's goal to create a leaner, more efficient organization that exceeds the expectations of their customers and industry partners. A San Diego Self-Care Getaway reports on the laid- back vibe and wholesome lifestyle that make California's beach city an oasis for travelers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 17 17 For meeting planners who are super savvy and selective as to where they book their clients' events, Top Five Tips On Creating Enticing Meeting Offers To Pique Planners' Interest is must reading. Unique International Shopping Tour For Entrepreneurs, to Combine Business and Pleasure In Caribbean, Africa and Asia reports on two African-American women who are taking their own love for travel, culture and entrepreneurship, and are inviting an American delegation of business owners to join them.

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