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Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Brandon Barnes
Director, International Sales
ATLANTA CVB
Phone: +1 404.521.6567
Email: bbarnes@atlanta.net
More information click  here.
According to Film L.A., Georgia is now the number one location in the world for filming movies and TV. - more than California or New York.  During 2016, 245 feature films, television movies and series, commercials, and music videos were filmed in Georgia.
 
New Hotels - Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway, AC Hotel Downtown, Omni Hotel SunTrust Park, Curio Hotel, Solis Hotel, InterContinental Airport Hotel
AT&T Park 

Ericka Urias
Tours Manager
AT&T PARK / SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Phone: +1 415-972-1809
Email: eurias@sfgiants.com
More information click  here.
Private Tours: Guided Behind-the-Scenes Tour of AT&T Park. Visit places only the players and staff go. Ballpark Tours available daily and year-round.

The Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 Tournament will be held in San Francisco from July 20-22 at AT&T Park.
 

Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
Mary Saunders
Vice President of Business Development
BEVERLY HILLS CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU
Phone: +1 310-248-1015
Email: saunders@lovebeverlyhills.com
More information click   here.
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills:
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is the first new build of the brand on the West Coast that features 12 stories and 170 luxury guestrooms.
 
BOLD Holidays:
Beverly Hills Open Later Days- program, Beverly Hills is excited to announce BOLD Holidays, with spectacular lighting installations throughout the Golden Triangle.

You may find the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau at  ILTM at WTM.
Choose Chicago
Brian Said
Vice President, Global Development
CHOOSE CHICAGO
Phone: +1 312-567-8510
Email: bsaid@choosechicago.com
More information click here.
Chicago Launches USA Discovery Badge in 2017
Brush up on your Chicago knowledge by taking the city's brand new discovery badge. http://www.usadiscoveryprogram.co.uk/ 

Chicago Welcomes Trendy New Hotels in 2017
New openings in the city centre include Hotel EMC2, Marriott Marquis Chicago, Ace Hotel, Viceroy Hotel, & Nobu Hotel.

Explore Minnesota
Gayle Junnila
Marketing Development Manager
EXPLORE MINNESOTA
Phone: +1 651-757-1852
Email: gayle.junnila@state.mn.us
More information click  here.
Minnesota Made Music
Minnesota-born musicians Prince and Bob Dylan have had worldwide impact on their musical era and genre. Visit Minnesota and discover the places that influenced their creativity and character.
 
Super Bowl LII
U.S. Bank Stadium will put Minnesota in the largest sports entertainment spotlight in the world on February 4, 2018 with Super Bowl LII.
Explore St. Louis

Renee M. Eichelberger
Director of Leisure Travel Sales
EXPLORE ST. LOUIS
Phone: +1 314.992.0643
Email: reichelberger@explorestlouis.com
More information click  here.
St. Louis' iconic symbol is undergoing an amazing $380-million renovation.  The project called CityArchRiver is transforming the national park surrounding the Gateway Arch and updating the museum.  The project is scheduled to be completed in summer of 2018.  www.cityarchriver.org and  www.gatewayarch.com for more information.
 
The mighty Mississippi  exhibit will be coming to the Missouri History Museum March 2, 2019 - January 2, 2021.  This will connect guest to the past, present and future of one of the world's greatest rivers.  The exhibit will discuss the cultural relationships with the watershed's bountiful resources and encourage understanding for sustaining civilization and a diverse natural community.  www.mohistory.org
Missouri Division of Tourism
Donna Cordle Gray
Group Sales Consultant
MISSOURI DIVISION OF TOURISM
Phone: +1 816-444-0991
Email: donnacordle@legacydimensions.com
More information click  here.
Missouri's new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium will be the world's largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction.

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Sara Hamlin
Vice President of Tourism
GREATER BIRMINGHAM CVB
Phone: +1 205-458-8000
Email: shamlin@inbirmingham.com
More information click  here.
Three new hotels opened in Downtown Birmingham: Elyton Hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection located on the "heaviest corner on Earth" and the Hilton Garden Inn and Home 2 Suites located in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of the Birmingham Civil Rights District, recently designated as a National Monument.
 
Two new sporting events for Birmingham - US Women's Open Golf Championship's May 31-June 3, 2018  and the World Games July 15-25, 2021.


Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gary Orfield
Director of Travel Industry Sales
GREATER PALM SPRINGS CVB
Phone: +1 760-969-1335
Email: gorfield@palmspringsoasis.com
More information click   here .
Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs
A 153-room Kimpton brand hotel, The Rowan Palm Springs, will open in November 2017. The hotel will feature the city's first and only rooftop pool.
 
Hotel Paseo
The Marriott Autograph Collection, 150-room, four-star Hotel Paseo will open in December 2017 in the El Paseo Shopping District in Palm Desert.

Gulliver's Gate
Adriana Vargas
Sr. Sales Manager
GULLIVER'S GATE
Phone: +1 646-585-4292
Email: adrianav@gulliversgate.com
More information click   here .
Enter Gulliver's Gate and unlock an amazing world of miniscule proportions, fusing cutting-­edge technology and incredible artistry. Imagine an interactive miniature marvel the size of a city block that lets you travel the world, customizing your journey across time and continents. 
 
After losing yourself in this tiny wonder of majestic proportions, you can become a Model Citizen, by stepping into our 3D scanner and creating a mini model of yourself that will become a permanent part of Gulliver's Gate.
Macerich Shopping Centers
Kate Birchler
Assistant Vice President, Tourism Marketing
Phone: +1 602-953-6502
Email: Kate.Birchler@macerich.com
More information click   here .
Announcing Our Newest  Tourism Shopping Destination Fashion District Philadelphia will offer tourism programs catering to FIT and group business. Visitors will enjoy perks such as Savings Pass, meet-and-greet upon arrival, luggage and shopping bag storage, currency exchange plus Philadelphia offers TAX-FREE shopping on clothing and shoes.
 
NEW! Visitor Savings with up to $1K Value
Enhance the shopping experience by including the digitally-accessible, FREE Visitor Savings Pass filled with special offers, discounts, and amenities from participating retailers.


Mall of America
Doug Killian
Director of Tourism
MALL OF AMERICA
Phone: +1 952-883-8812
Email: douglas.killian@moa.net
More information click   here .
Mall of America (MOA) World-class Shopping: MOA will open 25 stores in 2018 complementing its 520 other shops featuring designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes.    
 
Mall of America (MOA) Family Attractions: MOA offers the most family attractions under one roof including the largest U.S. indoor amusement park and longest indoor zipline.  

Myrtle Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kimberly Hartley
Canadian / International Sales Manager
MYRTLE BEACH CVB
Phone: +1 905.582.9252
Email: kimberly.hartley@visitmyrtlebeach.com
More information click  here.
Delta announces direct flight from Shanghai, China to Myrtle Beach, SC via Atlanta with one stop, no baggage transfer or airline change beginning in July 2018.
 
Hilton Grand Vacations building a new hotel featuring 330 luxury oceanfront units in Myrtle Beach - completion summer of 2019
Residence Inn by Marriott has begun construction of a 17 story hotel in Myrtle Beach - completion date has not been set
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation on all guest rooms and corridors.
Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation
Laurel Bennett
Vice President of Tourism Sales
NASHVILLE CVC
Phone: +1 615-259-4790
Email: laurel@visitmusiccity.com
More information click  here.
NEW nonstop service from London to Nashville via British Airways begins May 2018!


North Lake Tahoe
Sarah Winters
Leisure Sales Director
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
Phone: +1 530-581-8750
Email: sarah@gotahoenorth.com

More information click  here.
North Lake Tahoe Highest concentration of ski resorts in North America: Opening season launching October 17 th after receiving over 728 inches last season.

North Lake Tahoe has launched an original docu-series that examines the lives and passions of locals.  Click here to check out the local luminaries.

NYC & Company
More information click  here.
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey  - An immersive experience in Times Square that uses ground-breaking technology to transport you on an incredible underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean -- all without getting wet.
 
NFL Experience - The NFL Experience takes visitors on a hero's journey where they enter as a fan, become a player, and leave a champion.
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Svetlana Yazovskikh
Senior International Tourism Sales Manager
PHILADELPHIA CVB
Phone: +1 215.636.3402
Email: svetlana@discoverphl.com
More information click  here.
New PHL air service: British Airways from LHR, Aer Lingus, March 2018, American Airlines increase from Shannon, April 2018, seasonal Icelandair flights.
 
New things to see in PHL include Museum of the American Revolution, SPiN, Penn Museum Middle East Gallery, LOVE Park, Opera Festival.

Port of Seattle
Patricia Denny
International Tourism Development Manager
PORT OF SEATTLE
Phone: +1 206.787.3394
Email: Denny.P@portseattle.org
More information click  here.
New nonstop service launched in 2017 complementing the daily flights BA offers - Virgin Atlantic from LHR and Norwegian from Gatwick.
 
May 2018 Thomas Cook launches 2 flights a week - Manchester to Seattle direct. Icelandair provides regional service to Seattle with a stopover in Iceland.

RenoTahoe
Art Jimenez
Executive Director of Tourism Sales
RENOTAHOE
Phone: +1 775-827-7798
Email: ajimenez@renotahoeusa.com
More information click  here.
Reno-Tahoe International Adding Flights
In addition to new nonstop service to Denver, Reno-Tahoe International Airport is welcoming seasonal nonstops to Atlanta, Houston, Chicago and Minneapolis.
 
Interbike Marketweek
Reno Tahoe's outdoor recreation amenities have attracted Interbike Marketweek, the largest bicycle trade show in the western hemisphere; 2018-2022.
Shop*Dine*Play*USA
Carolyn J. Feimster
President 
SHOP * DINE * PLAY * USA
Phone: +1 732-249-6080
Email: Carolyn@CJFMarketingInternational.com
More information click  here.
Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas has launched two new group-friendly dining programs, both a commissionable food court dining card and an inclusive sit-down dining experience for just $10 in our Asian Restaurant.
 
Outlets at Tejon has launched a new app to make shopping more experiential with exclusive daily prizes, the latest deals and news from both the center and your favorite retailers.
The Countryside of Philadelphia
Greg Edevane
Director of Strategic Alliances & Product Development
Phone: +1 484.840.7212
Email: g
reg@brandywinevalley.com
More information click  here.

Marc Kaminetsky
Director of Convention & Tourism Sales
Phone: +1 610.834.7972
Email: kaminetkey@valleyforge.org
More information click   here .
Longwood Gardens was named by Conde Nast Traveler as the #1 Most Beautiful Botanical Garden in the United States.  

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the ultimate indoor LEGO® play experience that opened Spring of 2017 in the Plymouth Meeting Mall.


Travel Oregon
Lorna Davis
Sales Manager
TRAVEL OREGON
Phone: +1 971-717-6205
Email:lorna@traveloregon.com 
More information click  here.
175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail
In 2018, the Oregon Trail will celebrate its 175th anniversary. Travel Oregon looks forward to sharing how it plans to celebrate.
 
Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa in Pacific City is a new luxury destination taking full advantage of the Oregon Coast's rugged beauty.
Travel Portland
Karen Viehoever
Senior International Tourism Manager, Europe
TRAVEL PORTLAND
Phone: +1 503-275-9279
Email: Karen@TravelPortland.com 
More information click  here.
Delta to Resume Non-Stop LHR / PDX Service
Portland International Airport (PDX), voted America's Best Airport each year since 2013, announced that Delta Air Lines will resume direct service from LHR, May-October 2018.
 
Portland Hotel Building Boom Continues
Awareness of Portland continues to grow, spawning construction of 3,000 new rooms, including the Jupiter Hotel's "NEXT" project.
Visit Anchorage
David Kasser
VP of Tourism Development and Sales
VISIT ANCHORAGE
Phone: +1 907-257-2301
Email: dkasser@anchorage.net
More information click  here.
Anchorage Museum Expands
The Anchorage Museum (Alaska's largest) added 25,000 square feet of gallery space to display more of the permanent Alaska collection.
 
New Tours in Anchorage
Anchorage adds new guest experiences in the form of an eco tour, handcrafted brewery tour and guided fat tire cycling.
Visit Austin
Lourdes Zahos
Tourism and Public Relations Manager
VISIT AUSTIN
Phone: +1 512-583-7232
Email:lzahos@austintexas.org
More information click  here.
Norwegian Air offering nonstop service from London to Austin
Starting on 27th March 2018, Norwegian will begin flights London Gatwick to Austin with a new year-round, three-weekly service to ABIA. 
 
NLand Surf Park
NLand is the only surfing destination of its kind in North America, creating long, consistent and barreling waves for novices, passionate travel surfers and world-class competitors alike. 
VisitDallas
Liliana Rivera
Senior Director of Tourism
VISITDALLAS
Phone: +1 214-280-3529
Email: Liliana@VisitDallas.com
More information click  here.
The Statler | Late 2017
The 59-year-old landmark hotel will pay homage to its musical roots and Conrad Hilton's original vision for the special property.
 
Dallas Botanical Garden and Arboretum 
  A Tasteful Place | October 2017
The new two-acre edible display garden offers daily tastings, cooking classes and demonstrations year-round, all while overlooking White Rock Lake.
Visit Denver
Jayne Buck
Vice President Tourism
VISIT DENVER
Phone: +1 303.571.9442
Email: jbuck@visitdenver.com  
More information click  here.
IPW is coming to Denver May 19-23, 2018! Plan for  sightseeing tours & post-fams, and remember to request an appointment with VISIT DENVER

Two exhibits at Denver Art Museum in 2018: Degas: A Passion for Perfection February 11-May 20, 2018 and Dior: From Paris to the World November 18, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Visit Phoenix
Maria Lourdes Delgado
Director of Tourism
VISIT PHOENIX
Phone: +1 602-452-6254
Email: mdelgado@visitphoenix.com
More information click  here.
Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott Phoenix Downtown

Downtown Phoenix welcomes Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott. Both offer great amenities plus walking distance to many restaurants and attractions.
 
Phoenix Rising Tour Company
 
Phoenix Rising Tour Company now offers a wide variety of both walking and wheeled tours through Phoenix like never before.
Visit San Antonio 
Francisco Gallegos
Manager of Tourism Development - Europe, Asia & South Pacific
VISIT SAN ANTONIO
Phone: +1 210-207-6834
Email: franciscogallegos@visitsanantonio.com
More information click  here.
San Antonio Celebrates 300 Years (2018)
2018 marks San Antonio's 300th anniversary, and the city is planning on celebrating all year long with events, activities and initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.
 
San Antonio to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four in renovated Alamodome (2018)
San Antonio is investing $43 million into its 65,000-seat Alamodome in time to host the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four.
Visit Mississippi
Zach Holifield
International Travel Trade Manager
VISIT MISSISSIPPI
Phone: +1 601-359-3297
Email: zholifield@mississippi.org  
More information click  here.
Mississippi Museum of History & Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be opening on Dec. 9 th , 2017.

Mississippi Blues Trail will unveil 200 th marker November 9 th .

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