Black Meetings and Tourism

JAN/FEB 2012

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spaces cover 100,000 sq. ft. on two levels, with functionality and flexibility in mind. The function rooms accommodate up to 2,000 people and are ideal for meetings both large and small, including presentations, semi- nars, breakout groups, dinners, galas and trade shows. Caesars Windsor also boasts a flexible 5,000-seat entertainment centre. It's an all in one world- class resort-style con- vention destination offering captivating lounges, dynamic enter- tainment and top-notch dining options in six restaurants. Wind-sor Essex also has a wide variety of other meet- ings and convention spaces to accommodate any size meeting or con- vention, check out Windsor Essex Pelee Island website for more information Windsor InternationalAirport is a convenient 20 minutes from Windsor/Detroit tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge. Last but not least is Pelee Island. Situated in Lake Erie, Pelee Island is a bird watchers paradise with hundreds of species of birds and is themost southern point of Canada. Pelee Island is on the same parallel as Northern California and is the last stop for the Monarch Butterfly before it leaves the North American continent for its amazing migration to Mexico and Central America. It's a nature lover's paradise with sailing and wonderful beaches; it is a chic and romantic destination for those who want to get away for a weekend or just to enjoy with family and friends. T o u r i s m W i n d s o r Essex Pelee Island a l s o h a s Windsor Monument Black Meetings & Tourism January/February 2012: 51 another great dis- tinction. It is the only DMO, CVB or Tourism Board in Canada represent- ing Canadian desti- nations that had an African Canadian at the helm in an inter- im role as interim CEO for six months. Elly Johnson is now currently the director of Group Programs and Development. She is passionate about fostering rela- tionships to develop the tourism market and enhance the image and economy of the Windsor Essex Pelee Island region. The Underground Railroad sites are an emotional experience and Johnson is looking forward to sharing that experience with you. Give her a call today and she will tell you how you can follow the North Star and the Underground Railroad to Canada-Freedom Land. You can reach Ms. Johnson at: Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island 333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103 Windsor, Ontario N9A 7C5 Phone: (519) 255-6530 Ext. 4329 Fax: (519) 255-6192 Toll Free: (800) 265-3633

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