National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Presents its 8th Annual "State of Black Tourism"

Leading Organization in the Hospitality Industry Reports Newest Trends and More on September 29, 2021
NCBMP's 8th Annual State of Black Tourism
NCBMP's 8th Annual State of Black Tourism
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Sept. 24, 2021 - PRLog -- The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) will present its 8th Annual "State of Black Tourism" event on September 29, 2021, at 12:45 p.m. (EST). Known as one of the preeminent organizations in the hospitality industry, NCBMP's annual "State of Black Tourism" will be a virtual convening that will feature the leading hospitality executives in the industry, who will present the newest trends for Black and Brown travelers in the U.S. and around the world. Additionally, the virtual convening will discuss current practices that affect Black hospitality professionals as well as the overall impact on the industry post Covid19 and George Floyd.

"Over the past 18 months or so, tourism has been nonexistent. I have colleagues that work in the industry that have suffered a great deal as a result of the pandemic," states Marlinda Henry, Chairwoman of NCBMP. "Nevertheless, the state of Black Tourism continues to be a viable topic given the tremendous financial value of Black and Brown tourists as well as of those of us who work in the industry."

NCBMP's 8th Annual "State of Black Tourism" virtual convening will feature the following speakers:
  • Jawn Murray, TV Host, Pop Culture Expert and Media Personality (Event Moderator)
  • Marlinda Henry, Chairwoman, NCBMP
  • Amy Calvert, CEO, Events Industry Council
  • Dwayne A. Crawford, Executive Director, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
  • Al Hutchinson, President & CEO, Visit Baltimore
  • Shannon Jones, PhD, Director of DE&I/Programming, Experience Columbus
  • Julius Solaris, Event Industry Expert
  • Tess Vismale, CMP, DES, Chief Event Executioner & Event Technologist, iSocialExecution, Inc.

"Our State of Black Tourism event continues to be groundbreaking in terms of the dynamic speakers we assemble and the topics discussed. We are excited to produce the event on Facebook Live and simultaneously on our new YouTube channel for more visibility," states Henry.

The 8th Annual "State of Black Tourism" is supported by the NCBMP national partners who include Cincinnati USA, The Islands of the Bahamas, Visit Austin, and Richmond Region Tourism. For more information and to register for this event, visit

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training needs of Black hospitality professionals, and more, that support Black meetings and events. Since its founding, NCBMP has made a significant impact in the hospitality community by advocating for equity and helping members maximize their return on investment.

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