Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hospitality industry & Education
Webinar Premiere of Vistas Latinas: A Landmark Study on U.S. Travelers of Hispanic Descent
Join Danny Guerrero, VP, North America Strategy, MMGY Global, Chris Davidson, EVP, MMGY Travel Intelligence, Roni Weiss, Executive Director, Travel Unity and other Industry experts as they discuss the findings from Vistas Latinas: A Landmark Study on U.S. Travelers of Hispanic Descent.  Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 2 pm  Register here for the webinar.
GMBHA Presents: The Important Issues of the Day for our Industry
Join the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association on October 20 from 10-11 am as they present The Important Issues of the Day for our Industry Bayside Chat with Guest Speaker Chip Rogers, President & CEO, AHLA and Moderator Scott Berman, Principal, Industry Leader, Hospitality, PwC at the InterContinental Miami.  Sign up now.
6th Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association of Miami Golf Invitational
Join hospitality industry leaders on Monday, October 18 for a fun filled day of golf and networking at the iconic Biltmore Hotel golf course. Enjoy samplings from Miami's favorite restaurants on course, our Octoberfest Beer Garden, games on course and fabulous trips and luxury raffle and auction prizes!  Sign up now.
$50,000 in Scholarships Funds Awarded to BHI Students

The GMCVB and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits have awarded five Black Hospitality Initiative (BHI) students with scholarships totaling $50,000. The BHI, established by the GMCVB in 1991, is a nonprofit program focused on advancing economic participation for Black Americans in Greater Miami and Miami Beach’s hospitality industry. Since its inception, BHI has awarded more than 450 scholarships and raised over $3.5 million in scholarship funds. Click here for complete details and visit BHI to learn more.

Join S.H.E.L.P.

Join a club that prepares you to be a leader in hospitality! Use the skills you gain from joining SHELP (Student Hospitality Emerging Leaders Program) for your future career. The FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality is currently accepting applications for fall 2021, for more information and to sign up click here.

Free Virtual Hospitality Trainings

Forbes Travel Guide, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) and the Greater Miami & The Beaches Hotel Association invite you to participate in their free online hospitality training program.  The Forbes Travel Guide Online Training program for Miami Beach based employees has learning paths customized for employees’ specific tasks within an organization. Click here to learn more.

Chef’s Apprentice Certificate at Miami Dade College

The Miami Dade College Kick-Start scholarship program now includes the Chef Apprentice College Credit Certificate. Everyone who is awarded this scholarship will receive free tuition, money for books, and a living stipend in the amount of $100 per credit hour. The only cost for the student is the $30 application fee. Complete details can be found in the FAQs.  There are still spots available in the Chef Apprentice Program.

American Airlines Launch New Caribbean Routes

Spirit Airlines will begin service to Miami International Airport (MIA) with 30 convenient, nonstop routes to start this fall.  Spirits' initial scheule, which includes flights from both international and domestic cities, is big enough to earn the airline a place as MIA's second largest carrier.  Adding service to MIA is the next chapter of Spirit'ss story as the carrier steps up to meet the demand for high-value travel to the destination.  Click here for more information.

H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME was honored by the Miami-Dade Chamber with the 2021 Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce H.T. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual whose exceptional lifetime contributions of community leadership have improved the quality of life for Miami-Dade residents. Bill will be recognized at the Chamber’s 16th Annual “Heart of a Champion” Gala on December 4. 

Spirit Airlines to Start Service at MIA

American Airlines, Miami's hometown airline, plans to launch two new Caribbean routes from Dominica and Anguilla to Miami Interational Airport (MIA).  The direct flights will operate twice a week beginning in December.  The new routes come as more carriers are moving into MIA.  In the last year, Emirates, Southewest Airline, JetBlue, and Spirit Airlines have debuted flights to MIA.  Click here for more information.

GMCVB Multicultural Staff Complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certification

The GMCVB Multicultural staff completed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification facilitated by the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business. The course included how building and growing a workforce that includes differing races, religions, ages, genders and sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities can not only improve broad society issues but can also help companies develop novel business practices, increase revenue, and improve performance. The online seven-week certificate course focused on ways organizations can create a more diverse workplace as well as address equity issues and foster inclusivity.

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