Black Meetings and Tourism

Nov/Dec 2011

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BlaCk MEEtiNgs & tOuRisM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011 The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel 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 GREAT GROUPS EDITOR Sonya Stinson FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Patricia Ann Jordan RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly NABHOOD NEWS EDITOR Michael Bennett CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Helen Broadus Victoria Head Brienne Herbert William G. Herbert Roy Jay Cheray O'Neal David Saunders Chris J. Walker SALES MANAGERS Michael Adams Regina Buggs Pamela Burton Mary Bleier-Troup Linda Haithcox Don Mc Carthy MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Andrew Ingraham Royal Hill Hank Harris O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Tina Le Victoria Head Paul Herbert HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact ReprintManagement Services at (717)399-1900. November 2-6 National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS) 21st Annual Dive Summit, Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands. www.NABS- November 9-13 18th Annual Las Cruces Mariachi Conference, Pan American Center at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. For ticket information for the Student Showcase Concert and the Spectacular Concert, call the LCIMC office at (575) 525-1735, the Pan American Ticket Office at (575) 646-1420, or Ticketmaster at (915) 544- 8444 or go to www.lascrucesmaria- CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sponsored by Visit Florida November 11 18th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards Gala, Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC. (202) 638-0460 November 11 13th Annual Invest Caribbean Business Leaders Dialogue, "Mining The Agribusiness Value Chain: Food-Fuel-Pharma, Renaissance Marriott, Washington, DC. For more information on the agenda, visit November 12 "From Our Family to Yours" family reunion workshop, spon- sored by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ramada Plaza, Louisville, KY. For more information or reservations, contact Saundra Robertson at srobertson@gotolouisville.comor (502) 379-6110. November 16-18 City Events Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland. November 16-18 Latino Hotel Association 2011 International Conference & Expo, Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. (281) 668-9165 COMING IN JANUARY/FEBRURY 2012 COVER STORY HERITAGE TOURISM STILL A STRONG DRAW DURING CHALLENGING TIMES FOR INDUSTRY FEATURES • A VIEW FROM THE TOP: CVB HEADS ANNUAL REPORT • BEST PRACTICES FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DIVERSITY • WONDERFUL WINTER GETAWAYS • HOW TO EFFECTIVELY TARGET THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN MARKET • CLASSIC HOTELS FOR THAT UNIQUE MEETING EXPERIENCE AREA GUIDES NEBRASKA, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, DELAWARE, CONNECTICUT, JAMAICA November 17-20 National Alliance of Black School Educators National Conference, Los Angeles, CA. For more information contact Carol Martinez, LA Inc. The Los Angeles CVB at (213) 236-2357. November 24-January 8 ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, AZ. November 25-26 The Cancun 2011 First International Social Networking Conference, Cancun Convention Center, Cancun, Mexico. Registration for the Congress, as well as information about special rates for lodging and more infor- mation are available on website: November 28-December 2 Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo, Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, and Savannah International Trade & Conference Center, Savannah, GA. For more information and to register early for the Early Bird discounted pricing, please visit tality-conference.aspx) or call (800) 395-2267. November 29-December 1 The Global Meetings & Events Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain. December 1-30 Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ. December 6 IAEE Senior Executives Roundtable, Las Vegas, NV. December 6-8 Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV. December 7-10 International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals and Connected International Meeting Professionals Association present the International Conference and Trade Show Expo, Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM. For more information visit or Black Meetings & Tourism November/December 2011: Continued on page 7 5

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