Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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3 B M & T ••• September/October 2014 ••• CONTENTS B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M C O V E R S T O R Y 35 35 14 14 VOLUME 21, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 F E AT U R E S Q & A A R E A G U I D E S D E P A R T M E N T S Arnold Donald is not what you might envision when you picture the president and CEO of a multi- billion dollar US corporation. Arnold Donald Takes Carnival Cruise Lines To New Heights offers a glimpse into the other side of this popular and successful leader. By Solomon J. and Gloria M. Herbert 4 Publisher's Message 5 Calendar of Events 6 Newsmakers 8 In The News 10 Hotel Happenings 17 Museum Notes 34 TP OC News Briefs 38 Site Review – Starwood Hotels 39 From Motherland 40 Cruise News 41 Caribbean Corner 42 Travel Data 43 Greensboro 44 Sitka 46 Arizona 48 Birmingham 49 USV 18 18 The Midwest, sometimes called America's Heartland, is teeming with interesting places to see and fun things to do. Its central location makes it accessible to travelers from most points on the U.S. mainland. And with a vari- ety of venues ranging from large state-of-the-art con- vention centers to casinos and water parks, the region's meeting spaces can accommodate all kinds of groups. The African-American Guide to Meetings, Incentives & Traveling in the Midwest tells the whole story. By Buck Samuels 23 23 Reunions Provide Growing Source Of Revenue is our annual feature that examines this lucrative niche within a niche with pointers for planners on how to organize reunions, and for DMOs on how to garner a larger share of the reunions pie. By Rufus McKinney 30 30 12 12 Behind The Scenes at Hyatt Regency Trinidad: A Conversation with Russell George reveals how the hotel earned its spot on the business meetings map after hosting the Sustainable Tourism Conference. The Civil Rights Tour - An American Experience takes you on a fascinating journey through North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee led by Travel and Learn Tours Shirley A. Smith, and visiting the major landmarks that were a part of this turbulent peri- od in American history. By Judy Miller Milwaukee Skyline Photo Credit: Milwaukee CVB The Next Generation of African-American Hospitality and Tourism Professionals: Beyond the HBCU examines reasons for the limited demand among African-American students for hospitality and tourism degress in the West; beyond the east coast cities and traditionally Black colleges and universities. By Professor Veda E. Ward

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