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Hello Everyone,

Happy to share results that have just been announced for top destinations in the annual TripAdvisor Best of the Best Awards. Miami & Miami Beach raked in top honors in the travel categories of Best Overall Experience, Best Food and Most Popular.

 
 
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FIFA Names Miami-Dade World Cup Host
 
Last week, our community celebrated as Miami was named one of 16 destinations across Canada, Mexico and the U.S. to host FIFA World Cup 2026™ matches.
 
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Still Time to Register – GMCVB Sales & Marketing Workshop
 
It’s not too late to register for the GMCVB’s annual Partner Sales & Marketing Workshop July 13 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
 
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Communications Attends TMAC Annual Conference
 
GMCVB Sr. Director of Communications Suzie Sponder is currently attending the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) annual conference in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, through June 24. Sponder is networking and conducting media interviews with Canada’s most influential travel media. Click below to learn more about the conference.
 
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PROUD Experiences
 
GMCVB Director of LGBTQ+ Marketing Dan Rios represents Greater Miami & Miami Beach at PROUD Experiences, June 27-29 in Brooklyn, NY. The show brings together leaders from the travel and lifestyle sectors to develop business strategies in luxe LGBTQ+ travel.
 
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Art of Black Miami Podcast with Cornelius Tulloch
 
Tune into this month’s Art of Black Miami Podcast featuring Cornelius Tulloch, a Miami-based interdisciplinary artist and designer. 
 
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SFBJ Diverse Voices Honors Connie Kinnard
 
VP of Multicultural Tourism & Development Connie Kinnard was named to South Florida Business Journal's 2022 Diverse Voices, which honors and recognizes how diverse executives throughout the tri-county region are helping companies achieve greater success.
 
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Convention Services Welcomes Supercon 2022
 
Convention Services welcomes Florida Supercon back to the Miami Beach Convention Center July 8-10. Services worked with show organizers to assist with destination needs and more for 55,000+ expected attendees. Click below to learn more about this weekend celebrating pop culture.
 
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INDUSTRY nEWS
 
 
INDUSTRY NEWS
 
 
Construction on MBCC Headquarter Hotel Begins This Summer
 
With construction set to begin this summer on the 800-room Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel, the city’s convention center campus continues to evolve into one of the most sought-after meeting and convention destinations in the world. 
 
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Summer Youth Employment Program
 
Registration is now open for the Miami-Dade Charter School Summer Youth Employment Program. The program helps kids ages 15-18 develop employment skills by providing them with valuable work experience. Participants also receive financial literacy training including budgeting and investing.
 
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Hoteliers Anticipate Rise in Corporate Travel
 
Amid the summer travel boom, U.S. hoteliers prepare for fall demand shifts and anticipate a rise in corporate travel, with many touting that the fall’s convention season is back in major markets including Greater Miami and Miami Beach. 
 
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PortMiami a Global Gateway
 
Did you know PortMiami isn’t just the Cruise Capital of the World? It’s also a global gateway for cargo  that ranks among the top container ports in the world. The Caribbean and the Americas account for 50% of all PortMiami cargo, followed by Asia & India at approximately 30%.
 
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Third Horizon Film Festival
 
Third Horizon Film Festival returns June 23-26 and celebrates the work of cutting-edge Caribbean filmmakers. The festival opens at the PAMM and also takes place at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, where a variety of feature films will be screened along with several panel discussions and lectures.  
 
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Alaska Airlines Turns Up Heat with Miami Relaunch
 
Last week, Alaska Airlines resumed daily service to Miami International Airport for the first time since 2012, making Miami the airline’s 100th nonstop destination from its hometown Seattle airport.
 
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