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.
The Philadelphia CVB’s Julie Coker has postponed her start as head of the San Diego Tourism Authority—and salary—to help Philadelphia’s tourism community navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.
While most services offered by CVBs and DMOs are free, some planners still go directly to hotels and other suppliers when they set up their events. These Florida CVB and DMO professionals explain why meeting planners should rethink that approach.
Meet AC President and CEO Jim Wood is stepping down as leader of the DMO at the end of 2019 to take care of his wife, who suffered a severe fall earlier this year. Meet AC’s Board of Directors will institute a nationwide search for a replacement.
In my 40 years as a meeting professional, I’ve extensively used the services of CVBs/DMOs in organizing and executing events—and those events were better because of it.
At Destinations International's Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, the world’s CVBs came together to swap travel trends, industry insights and tourism case studies. Three meeting planners discussed how to best partner with CVBs for successful meetings.
Phillip Jones is stepping down after 15 years as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Jones came under fire January 4, 2019, after a negative audit of the DMO was released by Dallas’ city government.