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 5 BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel PUBLISHER/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Victoria Head ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ Brienne Herbert EDITOR Roy Jay Gloria Herbert Cheray O'Neal GRAPHIC DESIGN: POP MEDIA GROUP David Saunders Robert Ingram SALES MANAGERS Sponsored by Visit Florida Helen Broadus Solomon J. Herbert Calendar Of Events July/August 2013 July 19 Careers & The Disabled's Careers Expos, New York, NY. GRAPHIC ARTIST/WEBMASTER Regina Buggs Solomon J. Hebert II Dwight Render July 21-25 National Corvette ASSOCIATION NEWS EDITOR MARKETING/EDITORIAL Restorers Society Convention, Penelope Blair CONSULTANT'S Hampton Roads Convention Center, GAMING REPORT EDITOR Hank Harris Hampton, VA. (757) 315-1610 or Ann Brown Andrew Ingraham GREAT GROUPS EDITOR O.J. Webb July 29-Aug 2 2013 Diversity Work Sonya Stinson OFFICE MANAGER FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Dorothy Canty Conference, NTL Institute, Arlington, Matthew Thomas ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES VA. NOTES EDITOR Tina Le diversity-work-conference-july-29Patricia Ann Jordan Victoria Head august-2-2013/event-summaryRELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Paul Herbert abbfe14bfc3440abaa0a3608f582851f.a Patrice Kelly Marvaughn Howard spx TECH NEWS EDITOR HUMAN RESOURCES July 29-August 3 96th ATA William G. Herbert Barbara Harper National Championships, Fort VIEW FROM THE CHAMBER EDITOR For high quality article Lauderdale, FL. (954) 494-7596 or Michael Bennett reprints of 100 or more, CONTRIBUTING WRITERS please contact hampionship/tournament_info.php Rebecca Bernard Reprint Management July 31-Aug 4, 2013 NABJ Annual Edith Billups Services at (717)399-1900. Convention & Career Fair, Orlando, FL, Coming In SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 August 1-11 The 16th Annual Black Boaters Summit, BVI and USVI. COVER STORY WILL AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL August 5-7 IAEE Midyear Meeting MEET & VACATION IN FLORIDA? and ASAE Annual meeting Co-locate FEATURES at Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA. • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, and INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE MIDWEST August 7-10 National Sales • WOULD YOUR BOSS FIRE YOU IF SHE KNEW YOU Network's 17th Annual Conference WERE LEAVING SO MUCH MONEYON THE TABLE? and Career Fair, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL. • MEETING AT THE BEACH HOW TO IMPLEMENT A LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM August 8-9 Diversity Career Fair, River Exhibit Hall, Sheraton Chicago • BM&T'S ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL. REUNIONS FOCUS August 8-11, NAAAP (National • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCEN- Association of Asian American TIVES & TRAVELING IN THE CARIBBEAN Professionals) International Convention, Toronto, Canada. • THE BENEFITS OF RESORT MEETINGS WHERE ARE THEY NOW? August 14-16 Hispanic Retail 360 AREA GUIDES Summit, presented by Stagnito Media, MASSACHUSETTS, ALASKA, ALABAMA, Las Vegas, NV. http://www.hispanicARIZONA, USVI Chris J. Walker August 14-17 VA State Firefighters Association & Auxiliary 127th Annual Conference & Expo, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA. (757) 810-8335 or August 15-17 Ron Brown Business & Economic Summit, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Fresno, CA. (916) 463-0179 August 16-20 Third Annual African Landing Commemoration Day, Hampton, VA. (757) 380-1319 or August 17-18 Fiesta In America 2013, Secaucus, NJ.  August 22-25 9th Annual LGBT Media Summit, sponsored by National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, Boston, MA. August 24-26 Excellence in Journalism 2013 Information, presented by NAHJ, SPJ and RTDNA , Anaheim, CA. August 24-31 Blacks in Government Annual August National Training Conference, Los Angeles, CA. For more information contact Carol Martinez, LA Inc. The Los Angeles CVB at (213) 236-2357. September PATA Travel Mart (PTM2013), City of Chengdu, Sichua Province, China. September 24-27 Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), organized by The International Ecotourism Society, cohosted by Kenya Tourist Board and Ecotourism Kenya and in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Nairobi, Kenya. September 25-27 LHRA International Hotel & Restaurant Continued on page 7 B M & T ••• July/August 2013 ••• 5

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