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American Airlines Adds New Flights at MIA
American Airlines (AA), Miami's hometown airline and largest passenger carrier, is adding more routes this winter, bringing its overall flight volume above pre-pandemic levels. Beginning November, American will offer two new international routes and begin service from six U.S. destinations to Miami International Airport (MIA). With these additions, AA will have 341 peak daily flights at MIA, home to one of its 10 U.S. hubs, setting a record for the airline. Click here for more information.
Women in Hospitality Leadership Panel
Join the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association and HSMAI South Florida for their annual Women in Hospitality Leadership Panel at Mondrian South Beach July 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. GMCVB Director of Tourism Industry Sales Debra Lee will be a featured panelist.  Learn about the many career paths available from a panel of women leaders in the hospitality industry. Click here for more information.
Black Tech Week
Join BlackTech Week for their seventh conference July 26-20 with events happening throughout Overtown and Little Havana. BlackTech Week is a minority-centered, ecosystem-building festival based in Greater Miami that partners with founders, corporations and the community to create a valuable five-day national experience for investors, entrepreneurs, and techies of every kind. Click here for more information.
Inaugural Go-Go Basel Culture Fest at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Join the Miami Takeover group July 24 from 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as they celebrate the pillars of art, music and culture with the inaugural Go-Go Basel Culture Fest. The event, hosted by Crank Radio Show, features live entertainment, including local and national artists.  Click here for more information.
Nominations Open for AOHT Tourism Professional of the Year
The Miami-Dade County Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) Tourism Professional of the Year Award recognizes an industry leader who has made significant contributions to the tourism community through leadership and volunteerism. The award will be presented during the 2021 South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year/Business & Education Champion Luncheon on September 30 at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Deadline for nominations is August 30. Click here to nominate an industry leader.
AZUR Air Commences Service at MIA 
Azur Air begins passenger service at Miami International Airport (MIA) on November 2.  The Russian carrier will operate three weekly roundtrip flights from Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO) Airport to MIA, flying Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.  Click here for more information.
MOCA To Present Art on the Plaza
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) presents its most recent “Art on the Plaza” commission, “We’re All in This Together,” by Miami-based collaborative Nice’n Easy, through August 22. The playful, yet thought-provoking, temporary public installation features the museum’s front fountain transformed to resemble a swimming pool with kitschy pool toys and human characters. Click here for more information.
Kush Presents Pata Sucia Palooza
 Miami’s top hospitality teams will be vying for the ‘Golden Chancleta’ in the first-ever Pata Sucia Palooza – The Hialeah Summer Olympics, July 18 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Six teams will compete for bragging rights in the Olympic-styled games, with competitors tested for strength, accuracy, and basic chancleta-wielding power. The fun-filled community event, sponsored by Jim Beam, features an outdoor bar and cozy backyard BBQ.  Click here for more information.
GMCVB President & CEO to Attend U.S. Travel’s Summer Board of Directors Meeting
William D. Talbert III, CDME, President & CEO of the GMCVB, will be participating in the U.S. Travel Association’s Summer Board of Directors Meeting in Colorado Springs, July 21-24. Mr. Talbert, a member of U.S. Travel’s Executive Committee, will be meeting with other industry leaders to address travel and tourism industry priorities and share best practices. 
Communications Team Hosts Emirates Airline Press FAM
The Communications Team will host a media group from the Middle East traveling to Greater Miami on the inaugural flight from UAE to Miami International Airport, July 22-26. Journalists will have the opportunity to explore Miami’s unique cultural neighborhoods, fine dining and a variety of attractions.  
Convention Sales Welcomes Catersource
Catersource and The Special Event Conference & Tradeshow is slated to convene at the Miami Beach Convention Center, July 19-22.  For nearly 30 years, Catersource has served as an educational resource and expansive network for the catering and special events industries. The Miami conference is expected to draw 5,000+ attendees.
GMCVB Annual Partner Marketing Workshop

Join us July 30 at the GMCVB Annual Partner Marketing Workshop for a fantastic opportunity to share input and ideas as part of our annual planning process. Participate in a morning general session, followed by a variety of breakout sessions and lunch session. Plus enjoy great networking at the Business Expo, along with a new Hospitality Job Fair component.  Click here to RSVP. For event sponsorship and expo table opportunities, click here. 

Communications Team Participates in Brand USA Desksiders
The Communications Team will be participating in Virtual Desksiders at the Brand USA Global Marketplace July 20 – 21. Media appointments will highlight what’s new in Greater Miami to international travel and trade press from throughout the world.  
Convention Sales Welcomes The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
The Convention Sales Team welcomes the STS planning team for site visits of the Miami Beach Convention Center and surrounding hotels.  STS will host their 58th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, January 29 - February 1, 2022 with approximately 5,000 attendees and 7,000+ total room nights. 
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Thank you to the Miami Dade Black Affairs Advisory Board for recognizing the GMCVB’s Connie Kinnard, VP, Multicultural Tourism with this year’s Corporate Pillars Award and for providing GMCVB's Black Hospitality Institute students with “Young Pillar” scholarships!  Congrats all!
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