Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2016

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5 B M & T ••• May/June 2016 ••• May 11 Travursity Travel Showcase, Newark, NJ. Register at or email info@- for further informa- tion. May 9-13 Romance Travel Forum, Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Jamaica. www.caribbean- May 17-18 Online Marketing Strategies for Travel – The Americas & Caribbean 2016, Miami, FL. Contact: Alexandra Close alexan- May 23 18th Anniversary Scholarship & Donor Recognition Reception, World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA. erickainiguez@lagrant- .com May 23 4th Annual Conference: Doing Business With The BRICS, Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade center, Wash- ington, DC. Please contact Michael Cooper, at The Eurasia Center (202) 494-0773 or Director@eurasiacen- May 26 California Black Chamber of Commerce & Council of Chambers Salute to Outstanding Public Officials, Sheraton Gateway, Los Angeles, CA. | (916) 463-0178 | June 2 Caribbean Media Marketplace, New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY. Contact Sylma Brown at sbrown@carib- June 2-3 The 2016 3AF Asian Marketing Summit, Line Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. For more information or questions, please contact Genny Hom-Franzen, 3AF Executive Director, at June 12 Odunde Festival, Philadelphia, PA. June 15-16 EyeforTravel's Asia Pacific Summit 2016 (TDS Asia), Singapore. Contact: Shreya Ganapathy - June 21-27 Palm Spring International Shortfest (Short Film Festival & Film Market), Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs, CA. For more information and tickets call (760) 322-2930 or (800) 898-7526 or visit June 22-24 National Association of Black Accountants, Hollywood, FL. June 22-26 Alpha Phi Alpha 71st Biennial Convention, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, OH. June 29-July 2 40th National Assembly Links, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. July 19 ALIS (Investment Lodging Investment Summit) Summer Update conference, Sea- port Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. July 20 ALIS (Investment Lodging Investment Summit) Summer Update conference, Google's Offices, San Francisco, CA. July 26 ALIS (Investment Lodging Investment Summit) Summer Update conference, Choice Hotels International HQ in Rockville, MD. www.alisconfer- July 27 ALIS (Investment Lodging Investment Summit) Summer Update conference, Omni Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX. July 27-29 20th Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL. July 29-31 3rd Annual International Multicultural & Heritage Summit & Trade Show, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, 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 FOCUS ON M.I.C.E. EDITOR Matthew Thomas MUSEUM NOTES EDITOR Patricia Ann Jordan RELIGIOUS REVIEW EDITOR Patrice Kelly TECH NEWS EDITOR William G. Herbert CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Rebecca Bernard Edith Billups Victoria Head Brienne Herbert Roy Jay C heray O'Neal SALES MANAGERS Regina Buggs Willa Robinson MARKETING/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT'S Hank Harris Andrew Ingraham O.J. Webb OFFICE MANAGER Dorothy Canty HUMAN RESOURCES Barbara Harper For high quality article reprints of 100 or more, please contact Reprint Management Services at (717)399-1900. The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel COVER STORY • SECOND TIER:TOP CHOICE FEATURES • SPA MEETINGS: MIXING BUSINESS WITH R&R • EMERGING MARKETS TO WATCH • ARE YOU GETTING YOUR FAIR SHARE OF THE RELIGIOUS MEETINGS MARKET AREA GUIDES MICHIGAN, OREGON, HAWAII, MARYLAND, BARBADOS COMING IN: JULY/AUGUST 2016 May/June 2016 B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M Continued on page 15

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