Black Meetings and Tourism

November/December 2014

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B M & T ••• November/December 2014 ••• 7 September 17 Small Business Expo, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA. (212) 404-2345 September 18-19 LGBT Business Expo, Merida, Mexico. For more information about the LGBT Confex please visit: http://www.lgbtcon- October 8 Small Business Expo, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. (212) 404-2345 December 10 Small Business Expo, Atlanta Convention Center, Atlanta, GA. (212) 404-2345 January 3-13 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, MA. (617) 954-2168 May 8-12 2017 Humane Society of the U.S. Animal Care Expo, Ocean Center and the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort, Daytona Beach, FL. November 10-13 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), New Orleans, LA. For more information, visit www.neworleans- 2016 2017 We take no shortcuts when it comes to your success. Bring it to the Beach. Call 1-800-700-7702 or go to Continued from page 5 Whale watching season began December 26, 2014. This is perfect activity for gathering up with friends and family and catch a glimpse of nature, up close and personal! Island Packers, Ventura County's official concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park, is now offering half-day whale watching excursions to view these magnificent mammals. Visit for current marine mammal sightings recorded daily from their boat captains. The 3 to 3-1/2 hour non-landing, narrated trips are offered from both Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Trips depart almost daily at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. All-day trips with landings on Anacapa or Santa Cruz Islands are available. The rates for the half-day trips are $37 for adults, $33 for seniors and $27 for children 12 and under. Full-day trips to Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands are $59 per adult. Camping is also available on all five islands. Boat transportation costs range from $79 per adult. Advance reservations are advised and can be made online at or by calling (805) 642-1393. WHALE WATCHING SEASON OPEN NOW THROUGH APRIL 13!

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