Black Meetings and Tourism

September / October 2022

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I N T H E N E W S B M & T ••• September/October 2022 ••• 6 VISIT ORLANDO PARTNERS WITH ORLANDO HEALTH TO LAUNCH HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY Partnership includes New Health Clinic to Open at Orange County Convention Center Visit Orlando the Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, and Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves the southeastern United States, have joined forces to create a unique partner- ship. The new alliance designates Orlando Health as the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando and offers health-related benefits for the millions of visitors who help make Orlando the most visited des- tination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World. "This new partnership allows us to seamlessly connect both leisure guests and meetings groups with Orlando Health's medical experts to make healthy travel more accessible," said Casandra Matej president & chief executive officer, Visit Orlando. "Orlando has been a leader in healthy meetings for the past several years and with Orlando Health as our official Health and Wellness Partner, we are elevating the service and resources we provide groups to ensure Orlando remains a top choice for meetings and events." "Orlando Health has been integral in helping to support our travel and tourism industry through- out the pandemic and beyond," said Thibaut van Marcke, senior vice president of Orlando Health's southeast region. "This new alliance with Visit Orlando rein- forces our commitment to provide high quality health-related options and medical services to the millions of travelers who visit our area and to an industry that is vital to our community and our state." Through the partnership, tourists and Visit Orlando member organizations may call a newly-Visit Orlando member organization and the tourism community will further benefit from the alliance through a website located at www, . There they will find health and wellness information on a variety of topics relevant to visitors and local residents, including tis on hydration, ho to stay sun-safe, and instructions on what to do in an emergency. The partnership is an evolution of Orlando Health's Business Ready initiative. Launched in May 2020, Business Ready was introduced to help the community, including the travel and tourism industry, to be prepared for reopening post COVID- 19. It included a resource website for businesses and organizations as they prepared to resume business. A BOUT VISIT ORLANDO Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States, Theme Park Capital of the World and No. 1 meeting destination in the country. A not-for-profit trade association that brands, markets and sells the Orlando destination globally, we represent more than 1,200 member companies comprising every segment of Central Florida's tourism community. Visit Orlando connects consumers and business groups with all facets of Orlando's travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world's top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, activities to connect with nature, vibrant neighborhoods, a dynamic dining scene with Michelin recognized restaurants, and a robust calendar of entertain- ment and sports events — Orlando is a diverse, welcoming and inclusive community for all travelers. Find more information at or MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER OFFERS MEETING PACKAGE PROMOTION Special Offer Available at the Re-imagined and Newly Renovated Convention Center until December 30, 2022 The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), where global business and creative collaboration get a spark of tropical inspiration, is the city's premier meeting destination. The unconventional space located in the Heart of Miami Beach hosts corporate events, meetings, board retreats, and conferences. The Miami Beach Convention Center is pleased to offer its "Full Day Meeting Package" for those seeking a modern and spa- cious room to hold their event. The Full Day Meeting Package allows guests to reserve and use the space for 8 hours at $189 per person (inclu- sive of taxes & fees), designed for groups of 100-250 attendees and based on space availability. Full Day Meeting Package One Meeting Room Complimentary set of Tables, Chairs, Risers & Podium Event Coordinator Complimentary Standard Wi-Fi provided by Smart City Complimentary Skirted Registration Table(s) Complimentary Screen, Projector & Microphone (one of each) Welcome Coffee, Tea, Water Wellness Power Lunch Afternoon Refreshment Break WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention

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