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Friday, February 9, 2024
   
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Message From the President & CEO
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens

Hello everyone,

This past week was a wonderful example of the collective effort of representing our amazing destination for both stimulating leisure travel, meetings and conventions. Our convention sales and service team along with our international-focused travel industry sales and marketing communications teams all participated in the Florida Huddle and Florida Encounter trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Both shows are produced by Visit Florida in partnership with all of Visit Florida’s destination marketing organizations, hotels and venues.  

Florida Huddle is Visit Florida’s flagship international travel show and gathered 177 tour operators and travel planners primarily from Canada, Mexico, South America and Europe. Florida Encounter is Visit Florida’s leading meetings and conventions trade show hosting 98 meeting planners and decision makers from throughout the United States.

Thirty-seven of our local partner members ─ from some of our largest hotels to smaller boutique properties ─ exhibited and conducted appointments alongside your GMCVB sales teams including 26 for the leisure and tour operator appointments and 11 hotel partners for the convention and meeting focused appointments. The result is dozens of new sales leads from both key groups that will influence and build upon future travel and meetings hosted here for many years to come.

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Rainbow Spring returns
As Miami and Miami Beach gear up for Pride 2024, the GMCVB unveils its second annual Rainbow Spring campaign this month, targeting LGBTQ+ visitors with a spectrum of the destination’s...
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BHI hosts heritage tour
In celebration of Black History Month, the GMCVB’s Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI) hosts students from Homestead and Booker T. Washington Senior High Schools’ Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, as...
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Tell us your story
The GMCVB’s Brought To You by Tourism campaign is nothing short of ambitious. Among the campaign’s goals – create a Miami-Dade county archive capturing YOUR personal tourism...
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Miami-Dade delegation in Tallahassee
The GMCVB's David Whitaker traveled to the State Capitol this week, joining legislators for Miami-Dade Days and advocating for Greater Miami and Miami Beach's leading economic...
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Covering SOBEWFF® on Miami Beach
The marketing communications team hosts domestic press covering the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), Feb. 22-25, including People Magazine’s Ana Calderone, the New York Post's...
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IMM London 2024
The marketing communications team heads to London, Feb. 19-20, for TravMedia’s International Media Marketplace (IMM). The two-day networker is recognized as the industry’s leading meet-up for...
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INDUSTRY NEWS
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Host committee names co-chairs
The FIFA World Cup™ 2026 Miami Host Committee named industry leaders Rodney Barreto and Beau Ferrari co-chairs, charged with galvanizing business and community support for the world’s...
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Miami ranks top among locals
Miami is ranked top by locals, according to thousands of city dwellers who voted it one of Time Out's 50 Best Cities in the World. Miami ranked #23 in this year's global survey, which asks locals...
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Experience the Boat Show
The Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show returns Feb. 14-18, bringing with it more than 1,000 exhibitors, boats and activations. It’ll span six locations across Miami and Miami Beach...
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World Cup Bronze Medal Final at HRS
The match schedule for the FIFA World Cup™ 2026 is now locked in and Hard Rock Stadium (HRS) in Miami Gardens is gearing up to host seven games, including the Bronze Medal Final on...
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Celebrate Black History Month 
Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Black culture in Greater Miami and Miami Beach during Black History Month. Explore the rich stories and traditions through music festivals, art...
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Moonlight and music in South Dade
South Dade’s Deering Estate hosts its annual “Moonlight & Music” Valentine’s Day Concert, celebrating love under the stars on the national landmark’s historic grounds along Biscayne Bay...
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INDUSTRY NEWS

A food lover's paradise year-round, the most delicious time of year arrives with the Food Network’s annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One, Feb. 22-25.
 
The four-day festival takes place throughout Greater Miami & Miami Beach and offers the opportunity to mix and mingle with more than 500 chefs, culinary experts and famous personalities from around the world while indulging in creative dishes and premium wines and spirits. 

And while this gourmet gathering is centered around tasty fun, it also does a world of good, with net proceeds benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

 
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Exciting news covered by
Michelle Kaufman in Miami Herald. Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium set to host seven games.

Kudos to Rodney Barreto, CEO of the Barreto Group, and Beau Ferrari from NBCUniversal, named co-chairs of the hosting committee. Soccer fever is on the rise!



 
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