Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2015

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B M & T ••• March/April 2015 ••• 24 Intracoastal views, discounts, amenities and are close to the Convention Center, where you'll enjoy complimen- tary space and welcome reception. The Collection is comprised of Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale 17th Street, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Hotel, and the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. The when two individuals tie the knot they want to do it somewhere memorable yet economical at the same time. Greater Fort Lauderdale sets the perfect stage for a barefoot beach wedding with 23 miles of sparkling sand beaches and individual beach communi- ties. It's important to check with each beach communi- ty of the rules and regulations on having a wedding on the beach. Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Lauderdale-By- The-Sea and Pompano Beach are all of the beautiful locations travelers can look into while in The Greater Fort Lauderdale are. Delight in an Intracoastal Waterway cruise, where you'll see eye-popping mansions along Millionaire's Row, the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and pri- vate islands. From popular cruises like the Jungle Queen Riverboat and Riverfront Cruises, to intimate gondola rides, to Water Taxi — taxicabs in the water! — to kayak tours for an up close and personalized look at Greater Fort Lauderdale's flora and fauna. Celebrate the spirit of diversity in a friendly beach resort setting. Experience the flavors of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Visit the African American Research Library and Cultural Center. Discover the heritage of the Seminole Indians. Enjoy Caribbean-style and Latin fusion cuisine and some of the South's best soul food and BBQ. For those music loving individuals be sure to check out the concert schedules at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the downtown Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District, Hard Rock Live in Hollywood and the BB&T Center in Sunrise. A "progressive diverse citizenry" earned Fort Lauderdale a well-deserved spot among America's Top 100 Best Places to Live, Work and Play by, a national website that ranks quality of life amenities of U.S. small and mid-sized cities. Of 1,700 cities studied, Fort Lauderdale ranks #24. Contact the multicultural team to learn more about diverse vacation, family reunion and meeting opportu- nities: Albert Tucker, vice president of Multicultural Development 954-767-2456. Arriving and departing is a breeze at Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport (FLL), located just three miles from hotels, the Broward Convention Center, Port Everglades and the beaches. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB (954) 765-4466 | (800) 22-SUNNY MIAMI "Why bring my meeting or event to Greater Miami and the Beaches?" one might ask. Where would one begin is the question. The weather and atmosphere are perfect. Nowhere else on earth will you find a combi- Miami Beach Convention Center

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