Black Meetings and Tourism

Jan / Feb 2015

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5 B M & T ••• January/February 2015 ••• 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.rainbowpushwallstreetpro- or call (646) 569-5889. January 14-15 HIFI – India, Gurgaon Delhi (N..R.). www.Burba.- com 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. http://www.alisconfer- January 27-29 One Travel Conference, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Washington, DC Area. January 28-February 1 30th Annual World Conference of Mayors (WCM) Board Meeting, City Hall, Eatonville, FL. (334) 727-4035 or January 29-31 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica. February 4-6 PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2015, Royal Banquet Hall, Thimphu, Bhutan. 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 February 7 Black History Month Celebration, recognizing the achieve- ments of African-Americans 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@worldbrain- March 7-8 11th Annual Washing- ton, DC Travel & Adventure Show, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Contact Kerry Lynn Bohen at (703) 533-4823; March 8-10 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. For more information on exhibiting or attending, visit the offi- cial Show website at March 17-18 HICAP UPDATE – Asia Pacific, Singapore. March 18-19 AOCAP – Asia pacif- ic,, Singapore. March 19 2015 PR Week Awards Dinner, Grand Hyatt, Grand Central, New York, NY. Contact Nicole Marshall March 24-26 Atlantic Builders Convention 2015, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ. (609) 587-5577 April 6-7 The Hotel Equity and Lender Perspective (HELP) Confer- ence, Seaport Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. For more information, please con- tact: Ashlynn Crandell, Conference Manager, HELP Conference at acran- or (978) 777-4100. April 14-15 BIG Industry Show, Denver, CO. http://www.bigindus- 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 • AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, INCENTIVES & TRAVELING IN THE WEST FEATURES • THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE INTEGRATED MARKETING • FLORIDA SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION • HISTORIC HOTELS MAKE FOR MEMORABLE MEETINGS •HOW TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE RACIALLY INSENSITIVE • WILL A CONFERENCE CENTER WORK FOR YOUR MEETING AREA GUIDES WASHINGTON, DC, WEST VIRGINIA, MISSISSIPPI, KANSAS, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, INDIANA, MINNESOTA, ALBERTA, ANGUILLA COMING IN: MARCH/APRIL 2015 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 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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