Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2013

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•pg_3-13_ICI__BMT_pg3-58 8/12/13 5:17 PM Page 3 CONTENTS BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM VOLUME 20, ISSUE 7, JULY/AUGUST 2013 30 15 COVER STORY Family-friendly destinations make up a huge segment of the travel market, especially for AfricanAmericans who often take the kids along to their meetings and conventions and turn those outings into family vacations. Family Friendly Destinations is a short primer on great places to meet when your family tags along By Michael Bennett FEATURES How Different Leadership Styles Impact the Sales Process is this issue's offering from regular BM&T contributor Velton Showell. By Velton Showell III 16 DC's Must See Attraction for History Buffs and News Junkies examines the fascinating Newseum in our nation's capital as both a popular attraction and a unique meeting venue.. 20 Many of America's second and third-tier markets offer amenities and options comparable to, or even better than most big cities. For small and medium size gatherings where pocketbook issues matter, the six destinations explored in Top Cities for Small to Medium Meetings not only give you more bang for your buck, some offer unique experiences that are sure to excite just about any group.. By Michael Bennett 28 Omni Hotels & Resorts and KSL Capital Partners Announce Closing of the Purchase and Sale of Five Luxury Resorts profiles the newest acquisitions rebranded under the iconic Omni flag. 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 14 19 41 42 44 46 47 50 52 54 55 56 DEPARTMENTS Publisher's Message Calendar of Events Newsmakers In The News Speaking of People TPOC News Briefs Hotel Happenings Museum Notes Association News Travel Data Caribbean Corner Site Review – Potawatomi Bing Cruise News From Motherland Detroit Portland Toronto Barbados Sacramento AREA GUIDES Birmingham's Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Photo Credit: Ted Tucker B M & T ••• July/August 2013 ••• 3

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