Black Meetings and Tourism

July/August 2014

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5 B M & T ••• July/August 2014 ••• July 16-19 18th Annual Inter- national African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL. www.NAB- July 18-20 International Multi-cul- tural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show, Maimi Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL. www.Multi- July 21-23 Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention, Las Vegas, NV. July 30-August 3 2014 NABJ Convention and Career Fair, Boston, MA. 2014Registration July 31-August 3 Eastern Regional Conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Tampa, FL. ) August 2-4 Farm to Table International Symposium, (F2Ti), Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. https://reg.f2t-int.- com/2014/attendee_registration.cfm August 6-9 National Sales Network 18th Annual Conference & Career Fair, Hyatt Regency, Dallas, TX. salesnet- August 8-10 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA. August 13-15 Hispanic Retail 360 Summit 2014, Stagnito Media, San Antonio, TX. http://www.hispanicre- Contact: Michael Hath- erill, or (201) 855-7610. August 13-16 2014 AAJA National Convention, AAJA, Washington, DC. tion/d-c-2014/ August 21 2014 Scholarship Awards & Gala, in partnership with the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & Regional Hispanic Institute, University of Southern California Town and Gown Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA. http://regionalhis- August 23 Celebrando Latinas, El Latino San Diego, San Diego, CA. Visit, or con- tact Natalie Richards, at Natalie.richards- or (619) 426-1491. August 24 Festival Peachtree Latino 2014, The Southern Latino Foundation, Atlanta, GA Visit www.festivalpeach- of contact: Rafael Ortega at (678) 966-0322. September 4-6 NAAAP Inter- national Convention National Assoc- iation of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Anaheim., CA. http://- September 7-10 Safe Harbor Retreat 2014, The Marriott/Robert Trent Jones, Prattville, AL. safehar- September 12-14 MPI Southern California Chapter Weekend Educ- ational Summit (WES), Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, CA. September 16-17 28th Annual NAMIC Conference, New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, NY. event_details.asp?id=379265 September 16-19 Caribbean Tourism Organization in collaboration with The Government of the US Virgin Islands, presents The State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC), Marriott Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI. For more information contact CTO at (212) 635-9530, CTOny@carib-, or September 16-20 36th Annual Black MBA Association Conference & Exposition, Georgia World Conference 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 ASSOCIATION NEWS EDITOR Penelope Blair GAMING REPORT EDITOR Ann Brown FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Patricia Ann Jordan RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert VIEW FROM THE CHAMBER EDITOR Michael Bennett CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs Willa Robinson MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Hank Harris Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Victoria Head Paul Herbert HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper 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 COVER STORY • ARNOLD DONALD TAKES CARNIVAL TO NEW HEIGHTS FEATURES • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE MIDWEST • BM&T'S ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN REUNIONS FOCUS • THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS: WHO ARE THEY, WHERE ARE THEY, AND WHAT ARE THEIR TRAVELING HABITS? • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE CARIBBEAN • WHAT PLANNERS LOOK FOR DURING SITE INSPECTION AREA GUIDES NEVADA, MASSACHUSETTS, ALASKA, ALABAMA, NEW MEXICO, WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, ARIZONA, HOUSTON, ONTARIO, QUEBEC, USVI Coming In SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 JULY/AUGUST 2014 Continued on page 7 B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M

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