On January 21, the annual Associate of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards Gala took place in Barcelona, Spain, with Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular, and The Destination Manager receiving numerous awards. The three US-based DMCs took home all three categories in Achievement, Excellenc, and Recognition. Robert Lee of Spaintacular won the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for exhibiting over the top professional skills and enthusiasm.
The Austin Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau and the Professional Convention Management Association hosted an event to support Sammy’s House, a nonprofit organization that helps children with medical or developmental issues.
The event—Hospitality Helping Hands—sold 150 volunteer spots. During it, volunteers worked on projects like playground repair, yard maintenance, toy sorting, cleaning classrooms and more to improve the facilities of the daycare.
Global DMC Partners congratulates BBC Destination Management’s director of sales, David Room, DMCP, CMP on his successful term as the ADMEI Board President. Rome served as board president from Feb. 13, 2016 through Jan. 21, 207.
After completing a $30 million renovation, Sheraton Bay Point Resort, located in Panama City Beach, Fla., has reopened its doors.
The International Live Events Association has announced their Global Partners for 2016–2017. They are Giants Enterprises, CORT and VisitScotland Business Events.
ILEA will assist these companies in the next year through collaborative projects and by exposing them to the global events industry. ILEA’s Global Partner Program also allows their partners to connect with the 5,000 international ILEA members.
The Convention Industry Council established the CMP program in 1985 to provide member organizations a platform to exchange information on global trends and promote excellence in the industry. It is recognized as the mark of excellence in the meeting, convention, exhibition and event industry. Qualifications for the certification are based on professional experience, education and a challenging exam.
Today, Wyndham Group, based in Parsippany, N.J., welcome a new member to their team.
The organization hired Kathy Maher as senior vice president, global sales and revenue—an expanded role now in charge of the company’s global sales efforts.
Maher, who most recently served as senior vice president of revenue management, will be responsible for designing innovative sales strategies and leading a dynamic global team of more than 125 salespeople.
The United States has been granted its first World Heritage City, and it’s right here in the city of Philadelphia.
We're in the midst of Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. The historic event has been making news everywhere. Since Tuesday, he has traveled to Washington, D.C., and New York. His next stop? Philadelphia. Close to 1 million people are expected to head to the area for the 8th World Meeting of Families. The pope will host a Papal Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul upon arrival and attend the World Meeting of Families later that evening.