Black Meetings and Tourism

May/June 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 JULY/AUGUST 2012 COVER STORY STAY AN EXTRA DAY AND SEE OUR USA FEATURES • TAKING THE FAMILY: TRAVEL FOR BUSINESS & PLEASURE • A NEW LOOK AT ALL-INCLUSIVES • GREAT GAMING ROUNDUP • MAKING PRESENTATIONS THAT REALLY WORK • HARLEY-DAVIDSON PAYS SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO TRAILBLAZING AFRICAN-AMERICAN RIDERS AREA GUIDES MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, OREGON, HAWAII, RHODE ISLAND, MARYLAND, NEW HAMPSHIRE, BARBADOS MAY/JUNE 2011 April 30-May 2 Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Convention, Sarawak, Mala- ysia. International May 1-3 2012 Association Inter- national Conference and the Spring- time Expo, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.imn- May 2-4 2012 Association Of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) Annual Conference, Miami, FL. www.ahaa- .org CALENDAR OF EVENTS Sponsored by Visit Florida May 6-9 Institute for Supply Man- agement's 97th Annual International Supply Management Conference and Education Exhibit, Baltimore, MD. (800) 888-6276 or May 8-10 International CTIA Wireless 2012 Show, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA. May 17-20 TPOC 10th Anniversary Conference, DoubleTree Denver Hotel, Denver, CO. (303) 343-0342 or (866) 901-1259 May 11-12 2011 Power Awards Weekend, sponsored by American Heart Association's Power to End Stroke, New York, NY. May 16-17 2012 Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) Conference, Las Vegas, NV. May 16-18 St. Maarten Annual Regional Trade Show (SMART), Radisson Blue Resort, Marina & Spa, St. Martin. More information about SMART 2012 can be found at May 18-22 Africa Travel Association's 37th Annual World Congress, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. May 22 Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Business Summit & Expo, Beverly Garland Hotel, Universal City, CA. For more information e-mail May 23-25 Caribbean Tourism Organization's 6th Annual Human Resources Conference, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. For registration and other information, visit May 23-26 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, Chicago, IL. May 23-27 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, New York, NY. June 10-13 PCMA Education Conference, San Antonio Marriott, San Antonio, TX. June 15-16 Caribbean Tourism Summit, Ritz-Carlton Golf & pa Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica. For more information visit www.caribbeanhote- June 15-17 TBEX '12 (Travel Blog Exchange) conference, Keystone, CO. June 19-21 Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) Tradeshow, Baltimore, MD. June 21-23 The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition, Baltimore, MD. (800) 41-8646 or June 28 FraserNet Power Networking 2012, Dallas, TX. For more informa- tion call (215) 796-0206. Continued on page 7 Black Meetings & Tourism May/June 2012: 5

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