Black Meetings and Tourism

March/April 2012

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BLACk MeetIngs & touRIsM 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 Bernadette Davis 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. COMING IN MAY/JUNE 2012 COVER STORY INCENTIVES AND TRAVELING IN THE SOUTH FEATURES AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO MEETINGS, • TEXAS GOLD SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION • ARE INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS STILL A VIABLE OPTION FOR MEETING PLANNERS? • WHO WILL BE THE NEXT BLACK CVB PRESIDENT/CEO? • A NEW LOOK AT ALL-INCLUSIVES AREA GUIDES USVI, COLORADO, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, NEW JERSEY, MISSOURI, NORTH DAKOTA, ILLINOIS, THE BAHAMAS MARCH/APRIL 2011 March Cactus League Spring Train- ing throughout Greater Phoenix, AZ. March 2-4 New York Times Travel Show, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. For more information call (203) 622-7081 or (800) 322-9332 or email info@nytts.- com. March 4-7 30th Annual Travel South Showcase, Louisville, KY. (404) 231- 1790 or CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sponsored by Visit Florida March 6 New Rules of Engagement: How Multicultural Initiatives Are Leading the Conversation, sponsored by New York Women in Communications, New York, NY. March 10-11 Devoured Phx Culinary Classic at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ. March 12 Gay & Lesbian Marketing Symposium, Dallas, TX. www.commu- March 13 Multichannel News Wonder Women Luncheon, New York, NY. March 14 NY Pre-Multicultural Business Expo & Networking Dinner Reception, Great Neck, NY. cultural-business-expo Marcg 15 NY Multicultural Business Expo, Great Neck, NY. www.exposy- March 15-16 World Diversity Leadership Summit - European Union, Paris, France. March 21 12th Annual Forum- Multicultural Media for Multicultural America, New York, NY. March 21-23 Fifth Annual Custom Content Conference, Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC. (212) 989-4631 or March 22 LATINA Style Business Series, Dallas, TX. http://bs.latinastyle.- com/index.php March 23 2011 Advertising Women of the Year Luncheon, New York, NY. March 25-28 Rethink 2012 Shifting Sands... Understanding the New Customer, New York, NY. March 26-27 Multicultural Marketing Summit, San Francisco, CA. March 26-28 Thought Leadership Executive Think Tank Training on Diversity & Inclusion, presented by Council of Federal EEO & Civil Rights Executives, New York, NY. March 26-28 Discover New England's 17th Annual Tourism Summit & International Marketplace – 2012, Boston Pasrk Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston, MA. March 28-April 1 National Society of Black Engineers Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. March 29-31 California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting the Annual African American Leadership Weekend & Wellness Conference in partnership with the California Black Health Network, DoubleTree Hotel, Sacramento, CA. For more information (916) 463-0177 or Continued on page 7 Black Meetings & Tourism March/April 2012: 5

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