Monday, July 18, 2016

What's Happening @ Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

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MONDAY, 18 JULY 2016
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Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that are ranked among the "Best Spas in America." Celebrate with us during July and August as we feature Miami Spa Month where you can enjoy special treatments for $109 at Miami's premier spas.

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In 1944, the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department established the Fruit & Spice Park as the only garden park of its kind in the U.S. on 32 acres of fertile farmland in the area known as the Redland. It is internationally known for its more than 500 varieties of exotic and subtropical fruit, nut, spice and herb trees and shrubs. Visitors can sample and learn about many of these varieties and take daily guided tours and naturalist-led workshops.

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MIA Wins Telly Awards for its Mobile App 2.0 Video
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) received a 2016 Telly Award for its MIA Airport Official 2.0 mobile app video. The airport’s upgraded mobile app was launched in February. As part of its outreach efforts to educate users on all of the new app features, MDAD – in partnership with Diamond View Studios – produced, wrote and directed the video tutorial.

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Cruise Capital of the World
Always was. Always will be.
PortMiami to Host World's Largest Cruise Ships
According to the Miami Herald, A new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal will bring world’s largest cruise ships to PortMiami, thanks to a partnership between the line and Miami-Dade County. Partnership deal will go to a final vote before the Miami-Dade County Commission on July 6, 2016. Royal Caribbean Cruises and Miami-Dade County recently announced that they have reached a deal to build one of the biggest cruise terminals in the country at PortMiami, a move that will — finally — bring Royal Caribbean International’s massive Oasis-class ships home.

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Miami Begins with Me Customer Service Champion Program
Register today for our next training session!
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Miami-Dade Transit Tracker App
The free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker App makes it easier than ever to have a fun-filled Miami-Dade County vacation on public transit. Metrorail, Metrobus and Metromover offer excellent travel value in Miami. They connect you from airport to hotel to scores of popular tourist destinations, by rail or by road. It’s a big system, but the MDT Tracker App puts it all in order for you. Download MDT Tracker App from the App Store or Google Play now! 
More Than Just A Ride To The Airport
Now your SuperShuttle pick-up is faster and more efficient than ever with their new App! Faster booking & check-in, secure transactions and you can even locate your shuttle! SuperShuttle is the “official” airport shuttle operator at MIA and has “exclusive” curb side access at the MIA arrivals terminal. Their service offers shared-ride or private transportation to or from the airport, ports, hotel, home, or office. You can download the App and book your ride or call 305/871-2000.  
More Options Than Ever
No matter where you’re headed, getting around Miami and Beaches is easier than ever thanks to new and exciting transportation options. From the Citi Bike program operated by DECOBIKE to the free trolley service available in several neighborhoods, quality taxi and limousine service and the ultra-convenient Miami METROMOVER and METRORAIL including direct service to MIA—we promise you’ll get there. Miami will soon enjoy access to high speed rail thanks to the new GoBrightline train service connecting the destination with other major cities in Florida.
Digitally Dispatched Car Sharing Services
The popularity of this type of service available through mobile apps continues to grow for companies such as UBER, which is now available in 45 countries and more than 270 cities around the world. A similar service is offered by LYFT in more than 90 cities enabling passengers who need a ride to request one from drivers who have an available car.
Get a Taxi in One App
ZabCab, ZabCab Driver, and ZabCab Front Desk are companion apps for consumers, drivers and businesses. They work together to help passengers find taxis – and taxi drivers to find passengers – quickly and easily from a smartphone. They are available to download at the App Store and Google Play.

A strong CVB begins with a strong partnership base. The support of our corporate partners aids us in promoting Greater Miami and the Beaches to the world. Join us in recognizing the GMCVB's Corporate Partners who are celebrating their membership anniversary this month:
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Miami Dolphins
Miami Marlins

The GMCVB wishes a happy birthday to our friends and family...
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GMCVB Team members are busy selling and promoting Greater Miami and The Beaches at home and around the world. Click through to see recent photos of the GMCVB Team in action.
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Travel Updates
• Mobile Passport Control App at Miami International Airport (MIA)
• Get in the Fast Lane at MIA! TSA Pre-Check Now Available for Southwest Airlines and JetBlue

Local Interest
• Florida Tax Watch Study Details Benefits of Expanding Florida Tourism
• National Travel and Tourism a Big Win for Industry
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15th Annual Miami Spice
La Cita de las Americas
AfrICANDO 2016 Trade & Investment Conference and Trade Show
Miami Broward Carnival
Art of Black Miami
Carnival Vista arrives at PortMiami
WorldOutGames 2017
MLB Midsummer Classic 88th All-Star Game
Super Bowl LIV 2020

William D. Talbert III, CDME
President and CEO,
Greater Miami Convention &
Visitors Bureau

During January – April 2016, the number of Greater Miami’s overnight visitors reached record levels with a +1.8 percent increase compared to the same time last year.
Rankings among Top 25 markets also remained strong for January – May 2016, as Greater Miami held the #3 slots in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPar) and Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) while ranking #5 in Occupancy.
Employment figures for May 2016 also remained strong with a 2.7 percent increase in Accommodations & Food Service jobs and a 2.2 percent increase in Leisure and Hospitality jobs.
Additional Hotel Statistics for the destination during January - May 2016 also included positive increases in the numbers of Rooms Available and Rooms Sold, growing 4.1 and 2.5 percent respectively.
Record Overnight Visitors
January - April 2016
% Change vs. 2015

Ranking Among Top 25 U.S. Markets for Jan-May 2016
Average Daily Rate

Accommodations & Food Service Jobs
May 2016
% Change vs. 2015

Leisure & Hospitality Jobs
May 2016
% Change vs. 2015

Hotel Statistics
January - May 2016
% Change vs. 2015
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It's Time to Spa! GMCVB's 9th Annual Miami Spa Month Returns July 1, 2016
Miami Spa Month, one of GMCVB’s most popular monthly Temptations programs, returns to the destination beginning July 1, 2016! Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for luxury spas that rank among the “Best in America,” and are beloved by spa connoisseurs around the world.
WWE Entertainment Ranks #21, #22 and #25 in Nielsen's Cable Top 25 Ratings for the Week Ending July 10, 2016
WWE's WrestleMania Week drew record-breaking crowds to Miami and Beaches in April 2012. Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems developed by the Nielsen Company in an effort to determine the audience size and composition of TV programming in the United States.
GMCVB President & CEO to be Featured Guest on “Eat This, Drink That, Go” TV/Radio Show with Jimmy Cefalo on July 19, 2016
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will be a featured guest at a taping of the “Eat This, Drink That, Go” radio/TV Show with Jimmy Cefalo on July 19, 2016 – the show will be broadcast on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The show airs on WIOD 610 AM, iHeartRadio and The Beach Channel from 8-10 a.m.

GMCVB President & CEO to Welcome the Host Global Alliance’s Global Forum at Turnberry Isle Miami on July 22, 2016
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will be welcoming participants of the Host Global Alliance’s (HGA) 4th Annual Global Forum on July 22, 2016 at Turnberry Isle Miami. In previous years the HGA Global Forum has included highly rated sessions on top educational topics, including human trafficking and event cybersecurity.

Zoo Miami Unveils New $19 million Entry Plaza on July 15, 2016
On July 15, 2016, the GMCVB joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, other elected officials, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Deptartment Director Jack Kardys, Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill and the Zoo Miami Foundation to unveil the new 1.5 acre Entry Plaza.
SwimShow Takes Center Stage in Miami Beach July 16-19, 2016
The Miami Beach Convention Center continues hosting the world's largest and most important tradeshow for the swimwear industry. The SwimShow, organized by the Swimwear Association of Florida, returns to Miami Beach through July 19, 2016.

TSA Precheck Enrollment July 19-23, 2016
A TSA Precheck enrollment event in the Miami area has been scheduled for the week of July 19-23, 2016. The site will be located at the Hilton, Miami Airport, located at 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 USA and will be open for enrollments during the following hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Common Threads 2nd Annual Cooking For Life Sunday Brunch to be Held September 25, 2016
Common Threads’ 2nd Annual Cooking for Life Sunday Brunch, hosted by Miami Chef Michelle Bernstein and Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, features a select group of the country’s most renowned chefs, all to support our mission of empowering children and families to get them cooking for life!

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Advertising & Digital Marketing
Website Traffic Boost due to Special Offers
In May, the Special Offers section of saw a 32 percent increase in page views over the previous month, mainly due to interest in Miami Museum Month offers, as well as Special Offer media promotions.

It’s So Miami Campaign
The It’s So Miami branding campaign is expected to generate 1.3M impressions for the month July.

Share Vote Miami 2016 Video on Social Media for Chance to Win Miami Vacation
On Tuesday, June 12, 2016 the GMCVB hosted the Vote Miami campaign rally in New York City. The event gave the public the chance to “Vote Miami” and win instant prizes, including a chance to enter to win a trip for two to Miami.
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Sports Tourism
2016 FISU World University Netball Championships
Miami was the proud host of the Fédération Internationale du sport Universitaire's (FISU) World University Netball Championships played on the campus of St. Thomas University through July 17, 2016.
City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami Returns October 23, 2016
City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami, set for October 23, 2016, promises to deliver an exciting race, and is a great choice for athletes seeking a big city event experience in a major urban center. The course starts out on beautiful Biscayne Bay for a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim near PortMiami.

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Convention Sales & Services
GMCVB Convention Sales Sells and Promotes Greater Miami and the Beaches to Meetings Professionals in Washington, D.C.
GMCVB Convention Sales Team will be in the nation’s capital on July 18, 2016 for the Professional Conference Management Association’s (PCMA) Capital Chapter Reboot event. Session topics will cover professional development, network security at meetings and conferences and more.
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Travel Industry Sales
GMCVB Sells Greater Miami and Beaches During Annual UK Sales Mission
GMCVB Travel Industry Sales Team traveled to the UK July 11-15, 2016 for the Annual UK Sales Mission to London and Dublin. The Team was joined by six GMCVB partners: JW Marriott, Charles Group, South Beach Group, Grand Beach Hotels, Hard Rock and Miami Seaquarium.

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Media Relations & Promotions
#VoteMiami2016 This Campaign Season
In the spirit of the upcoming 2016 election season, the GMCVB officially kicked off its national #VoteMiami2016 campaign in New York City igniting Americans to stand up for their right to take vacation! Coinciding with the campaign, the GMCVB launched a fun, interactive video component encouraging Americans to keep vacation alive and vote 3-0-5! Everyone is encouraged to view the video here.
GMCVB Media Relations Hosts Meetings Incentive Press Tour
GMCVB Media Relations will be hosting a group of international journalists from Latin America, Europe and the U.S. July 19-23, 2016 for the MICE with a Sports Twist press tour. During their visit, the writers will experience Miami’s unique meetings and incentive venues, programs and our sports opportunities for corporate and leisure groups.

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Multicultural Tourism & Development
GMCVB Multicultural Tourism Vice President Discusses Heritage Tourism Updates with Hotel Concierges
GMCVB Multicultural Tourism Vice President Connie Kinnard was joined by Ed Ponder of The Betsy South Beach and members of the GMCVB’s Multicultural Committee at a dinner hosted at The Betsy Hotel with various concierges from South Beach hotels on July 13, 2016.

Miami New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice Kickoff Event to Serve up Multicultural Experience at the AmericaAirlines Arena on July 28, 2016
The GMCVB in collaboration with New Times Iron Fork will host the 2016 New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice Kick Off Event at the America Airlines Arena July 28, 2016. The highly anticipated event is expected to draw thousands of diners and food lovers from across Greater Miami.
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GMCVB Partnership Events & Opportunities
GMCVB Partner Networking Luncheon at Perez Art Museum Miami
On July 6, 2016, the GMCVB hosted a successful July Partner Networking Luncheon at Verde located at the Perez Art Museum Miami.

GMCVB Partner Networking Luncheon
Thursday, July 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Marlins Diamond Club @ Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL, 33125 USA
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Global Network News
GMCVB representatives domestically and all around the globe promote Greater Miami as the premier destination for leisure and business. Read their updates here.
• Caribbean
• Europe
• Latin America
• U.S. & Canada

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Wynwood Art Walk, Second Saturdays
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2016 Miami Spice Mash-Up/Mix-Up Round Two
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Dance Band Night at The Bandshell - Summer Folk Dance Intensive
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Big Night in Little Haiti
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Miami Marlins Vs. New York Mets
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6th Annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival
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Miami Short Film Festival: Focus on Argentina
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New Times Iron Fork Miami Spice 2016 Kickoff Event

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Meetings & Conventions

National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers - 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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