Black Meetings and Tourism

November/December 2014

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3 B M & T ••• November/December 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 25 25 15 15 VOLUME 21, ISSUE 11, November/December 2014 F E AT U R E S A R E A G U I D E S D E P A R T M E N T S Arguably the most vibrant region in the United States, the Northeast is the epicenter of media, government, busi- ness, history and culture and has become the destination of choice for the global travel and tourism public. African- American Guide to Meeting, Incentives and Traveling In The Northeast explores what the region ha s to offer. By Rufus McKinney & Michael Bennett 4 Publisher's Message 5 Calendar of Events 6 Newsmakers 9 Caribbean Corner 10 In The News 12 Hotel Happenings 14 Speaking of People 16 Meeting The Needs of Your Meeting 20 Site Review – Catalina 24 Museum Notes 37 From Motherland 38 Travel Data 39 Oklahoma City 40 Milwaukee 42 Southern California 47 Trinidad & Tobago 48 Oakland 35 35 Nearly 40,000 golfers are admitted to emergency rooms every year after being injured at play, according to Golf Digest's website. The Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that approximately 15,000 golf cart- related injuries require emergency room treatment every year. Golf Tournament Organizer Alert: Don't Go Without Special Event Liability Insurance offers meeting planners advice on what steps to take to cover themselves and deal with su ch mishaps. 34 34 Israel Officials In Us To Promote Tourism reports on how Israel recently set an all time record for visitation to this popular Middle Eastern destination and what efforts are being made to keep the momentum going. By Darlene Donloe Online video marketing has become a staple, with 81 per- cent of companies producing video content for their web- sites and 69 percent producing it for social media, according to the 2014 Onlin e Video Production Trends Report. 5 Ways to Ensure Your Marketing Video Will Suck pro- vides guidelines for avoiding these marketing missteps. Founders Bridge, Hartford, Connecticut, Photo Credit: Sean Pavone

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