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GMCVB State of the Tourism & Hospitality Industry Breakfast
Join the GMCVB’s annual State of the Tourism & Hospitality Industry Breakfast on May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Miami Beach Convention Center’s Sunset Ballroom featuring a special presentation in-person from Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & PLC and Chair, World Travel & Tourism Council. Also enjoy updates from GMCVB Chairman of the Board Bruce Orosz and GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME, plus live entertainment, a networking business expo and breakfast.  

All in-person attendees will have the chance to enter to win airline tickets, including the grand prize of two round-trip business class tickets on American Airlines new route to Tel Aviv.

American Airlines, Miami's hometown airline, keeps strengthening its commitment with the Miami hub, and is proud to introduce 3 weekly direct services to Miami from Tel Aviv, Israel starting June 4, becoming the only U.S. Airlines with nonstop flights to Miami. Click here to learn more and RSVP for this free event.

Friends of The Underline & Miami DDA Host Cinco de Mayo Coffee and Conversation
Join Friends of The Underline and Miami DDA on May 5 at 10:00 a.m. for an outdoor "masks on" event to ask your elected officials about their funding successes in the 2021 State of Florida legislative session.  Click here to RSVP.
The Evolving Role of the Museum
On May 4 at 6:00 p.m. join a virtual conversation with art industry leaders as they discuss the moral responsibility to advocate for equity and social justice in museums around the country. Click here to register.
Celebrate Diverse Heritages in May
Fresh off the heels of Diversity Awareness Month, May celebrates multiple heritages! Explore our heritage communities and celebrate Haitian Heritage, Jewish American Heritage and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by visiting GMCVB's Multicultural Miami site.
Deering Estate Participates in ‘Artists Open’
The Deering Estate is participating in 'Artists Open,' an open studios event organized by Fountainhead Residency and Studios, welcoming the public into over 300 artist studios across Greater Miami on May 8. 
Click here for more information.
Film Florida Friday: Black Industry Leaders
Join Black Industry Leaders on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. (virtually) for Film Florida Friday: Black Industry Leaders (Part 2). Meet and engage with professionals at the forefront of content creation, innovation, and the promotion and development of diversity in Florida’s entertainment production industry. Click here to register.
Haiti Rhythm of Our Heartbeat: The Beauty Within
Join Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime on May 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for a free virtual celebration in honor of Haitian Cultural Heritage Month, highlighting the beauty of Haiti’s language, sights, and sounds. Click here to register.
The Black Archives Expands its Employment Initiative 
The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., has expanded its job training and employment program to include high school student workers, getting young people in the neighborhood involved with more opportunities for work experiences. Click here for more information.
Live Arts Miami Performances at PAMM
Join the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) May 13 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. for a free outdoor event featuring live dance performances by Live Arts Miami LALA Artists In Residence, an exhibition by CIRCA/MIA by Portal Andreu and music by Afrobeta. Click here for more information.
GMCVB President & CEO to Participate in United Way of Miami-Dade Tocqueville
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert III, CDME will participate in United Way Tocqueville on May 4 for a discussion on travel and hospitality.  Mr. Talbert will be sharing his unwavering support for Greater Miami and the United Way of Miami-Dade during Tocqueville Tuesday’s Mission Moment, followed by a panel discussion with hospitality leaders. 
GMCVB Introduces ‘Stay Safe, Wrap Your Face – Vacation Responsibly’ Toolkit
To bring awareness to the importance of mask use while enjoying the destination, the GMCVB has launched ‘Stay Safe, Wrap Your Face, Vacation Responsibly’, a creative marketing campaign designed to educate visitors on the use of masks to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To implement elements of this campaign to your consumer and B2B messaging, the GMCVB ‘Stay Safe, Wrap Your Face’ Toolkit is available here.  #StaySafeWrapYourFace #VacationResponsibly
Save the Date for Our 2021 Hotel Hurricane Preparedness Meeting
Join the GMCVB In-Person at MBCC, or Virtually on May 13 at 2:00 p.m. for the 2021 Hotel Hurricane Preparedness Meeting. Hear from local experts including Emergency Management representatives and NBC 6 meteorologist Ryan Philips, with welcome remarks from Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Miami Beach City Manager Alina T. Hudak. Click here to register for in-person attendance. Click here to register for virtual attendance.
GMCVB President & CEO to Participate in Staycations Promotion
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert III, CDME will be the emcee for the second annual staycations promotion virtual meeting on May 7, featuring pre-recorded interviews with hoteliers in Aventura and Sunny Isles Beach. Click here to register.
GMCVB Promotes U.S. Travel Association’s National Travel and Tourism Week
National Travel and Tourism Week recognizes the POWER OF TRAVEL and the industry’s role in bringing back our vibrant communities, restoring the U.S. economy, rebuilding our workforce, and reconnecting America. The GMCVB will promote NTTW with activities for local travel agents, a social media campaign and stakeholder communications. To promote NTTW and share how the Power of Travel will help drive America's recovery which you can access here.
Convention Sales Meets New Partner Hotel
Convention Sales and Travel Industry Sales Teams met virtually with Esme Hotel. This luxury boutique property, located on Espanola Way in Miami Beach, is slated to open in August 2021.  Esme will have 145 guestrooms and five food and beverage outlets. 
Communications Team Hosted TravelAwaits
The Communications Team recently assisted Sandi Barrett, in Miami April 28-30 to do research for multiple articles for TravelAwaits, a website dedicated to the 50+ traveler (3,895,139 UVM). 
Deering Estate
The GMCVB is showcasing amazing museums working to make visiting Miami a safe and enjoyable experience, along with testimonials from their guests. Click here to view this week's feature from The Deering Estate. Thanks to the careful measures undertaken by our Partners and the strict following of sanitation and health guidelines, the destination remains open to visitors from across our state and beyond. The commitment to the safety of all visitors by the GMCVB and its Partners is further outlined in the Miami Shines Destination Pledge. Enjoy Miami, safely. Click here for more information.
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Miami Shines
Have you visited @zoomiami yet? This 750-acre zoo showcases more than 3,000 animals in large open-air exhibits 🐯🐘 Rent a Safari Cycle, ride the monorail or take a guided tram tour around. Now through May 31, we're celebrating Miami Attraction & Museum Months with a 15% off coupon for admission. Visit the link in our bio for some family fun!
Greater Miami takes great pride in being an inclusive destination to all! The Adaptive Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art facility with access to the beach for individuals with mobility challenges. Thank you @SabrinasBeach and @MiamiBeachNews for making it possible!  
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