Black Meetings and Tourism

November / December 2016

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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. COVER STORY • HISTORIC CITIES FOR A CULTURAL MEETING EXPERIENCE FEATURES • MEETINGS LOVE GOLF RESORTS • BM&T'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE CENTER REVIEW • BM&T'S ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN REUNIONS FOCUS AREA GUIDES PENNSYLVANIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, JAMAICA, NEBRASKA, CONNECTICUT, DELEWARE 5 B M & T ••• November/December 2016 ••• November 7-8 C-Suite Network Conference, BESPOKE, San Francisco, CA. November 14-17 Africa Travel Association's 41st Annual World Tourism Conference, Kigail, Rwanda. November 16-20 It's Nation Time…Again, State of the Black World Conference IV, Howard University, Newark, NJ. iv-goals-pre-register/ November 16-20 National Alliance of Black School Educators, Tampa, FL. ml November 20-22 Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) Conference, Hotel Colonnade, Coral Gables, FL. 741528-c11d-40da-8fa9-114ba749ce7f December 4 Living Legends Awards 2016, presented by the Museum of African American History, Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA. https://maah.ejoin- January 14-17 American Bus Association's (ABA) Annual Meeting & Marketplace 2017, Huntington Con- vention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH. event/marketplace-2017 January 18-20 National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) Annual Meeting, Wynd- ham Orlando Resort International Drive, Orlando, FL. January 20 California Business International and Domestic Trade Conference, Co-Hosted by the Los Angeles Regional Export Council and the Port of Los Angeles, American Jewish University, Bel Air, CA. internationaltrade2017 or (888) 847- 9652 January 23-25 The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), JW Marriott & Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA. http://www.alisconfer- February 5 4th Langston Hughes Book Fair, hosted by the Baltimore African American Tourism Council, Baltimore, MD. Contact Louis C. Fields at (443) 983-7974 or loucfields@gmail.- com for more information. February 15 2017 Annual Legisla- tive Welcome Reception & Capitol Policy Luncheon, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA. www.CAL- BCC.ORG or (916) 463-0178 for more information. February 10 33rd Annual The Quest for Success, presented by the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX. (214) 421- 5200 or February 17-18 2017 William R. Bracey Winter CEO Symposium, The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA. http://- February 18 National Sales Net- work's 12th Annual State of the Organization Jazz Brunch, Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey, CA. mar- or (310) 901-9203 February 21 17th Annual State of Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Day of Remembrance, Thurgood Marshall Center Trust Building, Washington, DC. Contact Louis C. Fields at (443) 983-7974 or for more information. February 22-27 Hollywood Black Film Festival, Marina Del Rey, CA. March 4-5 National Preppers & Survivalists Expo, Baton Rouge, New Orleans & Gonzales, LA. www.NPS- or (504) 281-4430 March 7-9 Res/Con New Orleans, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Con- vention Center, New Orleans, LA March 9 17th Annual State of Mary- land Harriet Ross Tubman Day of Remembrance, Maryland General The Authority on African-American Conventions & Leisure Travel NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 2017 Th A th it Af i A i B L A C K M E E T I N G S & T O U R I S M Meeting and incentive planners can keep abreast of dis- count offers and package deals being offered by visiting Black Meetings & Tourism's website – blackmeetingsand- – and clicking on the "Meeting Planner Packages" link. Here you will find many cost saving and often time sensitive deals that can help you bring your meeting in on time and under budget. MEETING PLANNER PACKAGES FOR GREAT SAVINGS COMING IN: JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 Continued on page 13

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