The passage of latest COVID-19 relief package in Congress will provide welcome Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relief for 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations such as CVBs/DMOs and associations. The $2.3 trillion deal still leaves much to be desired for those in the meetings and events industry. Read more.
By coordinating with local hospitality partners, medical professionals, leading safety pledges and more, CVBs are entering a new era of service by helping their destinations recover as safely as possible. Read more.
Visit Phoenix’s president and CEO is set to retire in March 2021. Read about his accomplishments during his tenure and plans to fill his role.
From 360 virtual reality tours of convention centers to virtual FAMs and wellness workshops, CVBs have creatively marketed their destinations for meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meetings industry veteran Bonnie Wallsh interrupted her retirement to do a meeting site inspection for the U.S. Census Bureau and found things have changed a lot since COVID-19. Read more.
CVBs/DMOs have been hit hard by staff reductions stemming lost revenue from COVID-19. Meetings Today reached out to several to see how they are triaging their services during the pandemic.
Read how CVBs in Baton Rouge, El Paso and New York City worked with planners to reevaluate and adjust 2020 meetings or events in the wake of COVID-19.
In the video, which premiered at Destination International’s 2020 Annual Convention, Black executives from destination marketing organizations around the country share their experiences with racism in their lives and in the tourism industry.
With 30 years of tourism and hospitality experience, Larry Sieg takes the top slot at Meet AC following Jim Wood’s departure at the end of 2019.
The Philadelphia CVB Board of Directors hired Gregg Caren as its new president and CEO, replacing Julie Coker, who accepted the position of president and CEO of the San Diego Tourism Authority. Read more.