A Message from U.S. Travel Association’s National Chair

by Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association U.S. Travel welcomed Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, as the association’s national chair, leading a board representing a diverse cross-section of travel business sectors. In this brief video message to the U.S. Travel membership, Christine shares her perspective on equipping the travel industry to emerge from […]

Hate is hate, it is the lowest form of human behavior, it is not freedom of speech

by Sherrif Karamat, CAE PCMA President and CEO Considering recent horrific and painful events in Canada over the last week, I feel compelled to address what is happening almost daily across our global society, and that is the misguided and harmful acts against others. Hate has no place – anywhere. We must continue our journey […]

SKÅL International USA announces SKÅL Philadelphia as winners of Club of the Year for 2020

Led by President Greg DeShields with the assistance of Amy Bendekovits Franks, Mariska Bogle, Frank Klare, and Betsy Barber they exemplified diversity, friendship, and the need for great communication.  Skal Philadelphia took monthly Zoom sessions to another level. Their chat sessions were well-planned, focused, educational events meant to engage and educate SKÅL members. Skal Philadelphia […]

Dr. Brandi Baldwin, CEO, Millennial Ventures Releases New Book Authentic Ally: Ditch the Guilt, Stop Performing, and Take Purposeful Action as an Ally for Racial Equity

DEI fatigue has settled in and most “allies” are still not sure how to support the racial equity movement. After working with THOUSANDS of professionals over the last year, Dr. Brandi Baldwin has released her book, “Authentic Ally: Ditch the Guilt, Stop Performing, and Take Purposeful Action as an Ally for Racial Equity”. Dr. Brandi […]

Michelle Mason Named Next President & CEO of ASAE

Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, current President and CEO of the Chicago-based Association Forum, will become ASAE’s next President and CEO effective September 1, 2021, Stephen J. Caldeira, ASAE Board Chair and Co-Chair of the Search Committee, and President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association, Washington, DC, announced. She succeeds Susan Robertson, CAE. After a thorough […]

John R. Page, General Manager of Greater Columbus Convention Center Honored as a Member of Columbus Business First Power 100

The Power 100 is an annual list compiled by Columbus Business First based upon their reporting, research, and conversations with Central Ohio’s civic and business leaders of those individuals who make projects happen, influence public policy, facilitate important connections, and impact the Central Ohio region through their ideas, creativity and leadership that have a significant […]

Celebrating the Vietnamese Culture

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the various cultures within the Asian Community. Learn more here. Vietnamese History & Culture The Vietnamese Culture is represented by many ethnically diverse groups transcending from varying regions throughout Southeastern Asian. Vietnamese cultural traditions can be expressed and celebrated through […]

Celebrating the Indian Culture

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the various cultures within the Asian Community. Learn more here. Indian History & Culture The Indian culture is prided on their rich artistic expressions in music, food, dance and art; and is  influenced by the diversity, innovative abilities, religious traditions, […]

Authentic LGBTQ Destination Development

By Greg DeShields Are you ready for LGBTQ travelers? More than ever, a destination’s authenticity is crucial, and this quality is more about how visitors feel than what they can define. Authenticity can be expressed through curating engaging and meaningful experiences as accurately as possible. It is more than the manufactured ways that contribute to […]

Celebrating the Japanese Culture

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month-long initiative dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the various cultures within the Asian Community. Learn more here. Japanese History & Culture The Japanese culture is influenced by its people’s unique and fascinating expression of arts, music, food, symbols, festivals, holidays, language, fashion, and technological innovations. Etiquette In […]