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November/December 2014

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5 B M & T ••• November/December 2014 ••• November 6-8 Cultural Heritage Tourism Symposium: An Emerging Economic Engine, Reginald Lewis Museum & other venues, Baltimore, MD. November 6-9 National Black Public Relations Society 2014 Conference, The Somesta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Laud- erdale, FL. www, November 9-11 ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, Miami Beach, FL. ence/show/id/MCC-Nov14 November 10-12 Home Based Travel Agent Forum, Chicago 2014, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL. www.Chicago- November 11-16 ATA 39th Annual World Congress, Kampala, Uganda. November 13-14 CHICOS 2014, HVS Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit, presented by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. www.hvschicos- .com November 18-20 NAA 15th Anniversary & 14th Wall Street Summit, New York, NY. January 13-15 Rev. Jesse Jackson's 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit, The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY. To register, visit: www.rainbow- or call (646) 569-5889. January 14-15 HIFI – India, Gurgaon Delhi (N..R.). January 26-27 ALIS Law, The Law Conference for Hotel Owners and Operators, Residence Inn and Courtyard Los Angeles L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA. law-registration January 27-29 One Travel Conference, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Washington, DC Area. ONEtravelcon- January 29-31 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica. http://- February 4-6 PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015, Royal Banquet Hall, Thimphu, Bhutan. ATRTCM@PATA- .org or February 7 Annual Black History Month Breakfast with members of the Aberdeen Gardens Historic and Civic Association, Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel, Hampton, VA. (757) 722-2345 or www.- February 7 Black History Month Celebration, recognizing the achievements of African-0Americans in aviation, space and technology, featuring Dr. D's Mars Funky Physics Adventures, the Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, and many hands on activities and demonstrations, Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton, VA. (757) 727-0900 or February 21-22 10th Annual Los Angels Travel & Adventure Show, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. March 6-8 12th Annual World Congress of SBMT on Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping & Image Guided Therapy, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA. For more information email info@world- March 17-18 HICAP UPDATE – Asia Pacific, Singapore. March 18-19 AOCAP – Asia pacific,, Singapore. April 18-21 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. For more information: (202) 416.4579 or April 27-28 CHRIS – Caribbean, Miami, FL. April 28-30 HOLA – Latin American, Miami, FL. May North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2015 Conference & Marketplace, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. 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 CHA MBER 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 • WALKING CITIES FEATURES • MOST INFLUENTIAL AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL/MEETINGS INDUSTRY • MEETING AT THE BEACH • BLACKS IN PR AND ADVERTISING: HOW THEIR SURPRISINGLY SMALL NUMBERS IMPACT THE WAY BUSINESS IS DONE IN THE HOSPITALITY/TRAVEL/MEETINGS INDUSTRY! • BEST PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DIVERSITY • 10 TIPS FOR MORE SUCCESSFUL RESORT MEETINGS AREA GUIDES NEBRASKA, PENNSYLVANIA, DELAWARE, CONNECTICUT, LOUISIANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, JAMAICA COMING IN: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 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 2015

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