Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2021

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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 TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Bonnie Herbert MARKETING/EDITORIAL Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty 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 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2021 B l a c k M e e t i n g s To u r i s m COVER STORY • A CONVERSATION WITH SHANITRA FINLEY FEATURES • A VIEW FROM THE TOP • CITIES WITH RIVERWALKS FOR ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE MEETING • GRAND VENUES FOR GREAT EVENTS • VISIT BALTIMORE LAUNCHES WARM WELCOME PROGRAM TO SUPPORT DIVERSE TRAVELERS • NYC & COMPANY INVITES NEW YORKERS AND VISITORS TO REDISCOVER TIMES SQUARE, THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD, AS BROADWAY REOPENS AREA GUIDES NEVADA, WISCONSIN, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, TENNESSEE, LOUISIANA, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 B M & T ••• September/October 2021 ••• September (date to be announced) Florida Governor's Conference, the Diplomat Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL. For more information call (850) 488-5607 or visit meetings@VISITFLORI- September 12-17 Congressi- onal Black Caucus Foundation Virtual Annual Legislative Confer- ence. annual-legislative-conference/ September 18-22 U.S. Travel Association's IPW, Las Vegas Convention Center West Building, Las Vegas, NV. For more informa- tion or to register visit https://- spx?id=1413729. September 22-26 Travel Professionals of Color (TPO) 20th Anniversary conference and celebra- tion, New York, NY. For more infor- mation call (866) 901-1259 or visit September 23-24 Women in Tourism & Hospitality 2021 W.I.T.H. Conference, Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, San Diego, CA. For more information visit or email Clara Carter at September 23-25 National Policy Alliance Annual Conference, Glover hotel, Washington, DC. September 30-October 3 Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) Weekend in New York, Fairfield Inn & Springfield Suites New York, NYC, NY. https://tpo- jackson/ October 6-7 Destination Celebration 2021 & Convention Sales & Services Summit presenter by Destinations Internationals, Gaylord National, National Harbor, MD. October 6-8 National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NAB- HOOD) Summit and Trade Show, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. For more information call (954) 797-7102 or visit . October 8-10 Annual Inter- national Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL. For more information call (954) 792-2579 or visit http://- www.multiculturaltourismsummit.c om/. October 14-17 Inaugural Black Travel Expo, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA. For more information call Maurice Foley at (404) 808-2664 or email him at . October 25-26 2021 Behavioral Health Management Summit, Orlando, FL. Visit - behavioral-health-management- summit/#registernow to register. November 3-5 NSN Confer- ence & Career Fair "Beyond Leveling Up," Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC. For more infor- mation visit https://www.salesnet- registration/. November 8-9 California Water Association Meet The Primes – Like Never Before Virtual Event. Visit https://- Mw3W2JD to register.

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