From The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
BY WILLIAM D. TALBERT III, CDME
BUSY NEW YEAR – MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OPENS 2015 WITH BACK-TO-BACK DAILY PASSENGER RECORDS
Miami International Airport (MIA) began 2015 in fine fashion, ringing in the New Year by setting two consecutive single-day passenger records. On Saturday, January 3, 2015 a record 145,891 passengers traveled through the global gateway, only to be surpassed the following day when a new all-time record of 146,257 passengers flew in and out of MIA. The one-two passenger punch caps a strong holiday travel season at Florida’s busiest airport, which has welcomed more than 2.1 million passengers since December 21, 2014.
FEBRUARY IS MIAMI ROMANCE MONTH!
Love is in the air this February as Greater Miami and the Beaches celebrates Miami Romance Month! Create lasting romantic memories alongside a new romance, rekindle an old flame and even tie the knot in Miami! Indulge together & take advantage of exclusive special offers and events in one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. In anticipation of Miami Romance Month, The GMCVB is hosting a social media contest on our @VisitMiamiLGBT channels. The ‘Share Your LGBT Love Story’ Giveaway, in line with the recent developments on marriage equality in Florida, is giving fans a chance to enter to win a three-night stay for two courtesy of the Leslie Hotel, located on Ocean Drive. Contest concludes January 30, 2015 and is open to U.S. residents. Visit Facebook.com/VisitMiamiLGBT to enter.
GMCVB TEAM SELLS MIAMI AND THE BEACHES AT THE 2015 PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING IN CHICAGO
GMCVB’s Convention Sales Team joined GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Annual Meeting on January 11-13, 2015 in Chicago, IL USA. This high-profile convention unites over 3,000 attendees with nearly 50 percent of them comprised of meeting planners. The GMCVB Team promoted the destination to association & corporate planners during the three-day educational & networking program. While at PCMA, Miami hosted a one-on-one client dinner for top prospects & customers. PCMA continues to provide a forum to be amongst the most influential industry decision makers.
GMCVB’S TRAVEL INDUSTRY SALES TEAM SELLS MIAMI, CELEBRATES THE MIAMI BEACH CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW
GMCVB’s Travel Industry Sales Team will exhibit at the 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show in New York City January 23-25, 2015 to promote Miami and the Beaches for pre/post cruises, family travel, arts and entertainment, and more. GMCVB Partners The Hotel South Beach and Miccosukee Resort will be joining the Team at the event. The show is being heavily promoted via radio, television and newspaper ads throughout the Greater New York Tri-State area. Approximately 16,000 attendees plus 7,500 travel trade professionals are expected to attend the show. The GMCVB booth will have a dedicated area in which to celebrate the Miami Beach Centennial with a special Birthday Card for attendees to sign and birthday cupcakes for them to enjoy.