A Look At The Numbers

 

RECORD MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARRIVALS FOR SEPTEMBER 2013
International passenger arrivals for the month of September 2013 at Miami International Airport (MIA) increased by 5.1% and domestic passenger arrivals increased by 4.1%. Total passenger arrivals at Miami International Airport (MIA) increased in the month of September 2013 by 4.6%.

MIA Passenger Arrivals

International Arrivals

September 2013

September 2012

% Change vs. 2012

732,746

696,978

+5.1%

Domestic Arrivals

September 2013

September 2012

% Change vs. 2012

697,674

670,011

+4.1%

Total Arrivals

September 2013

September 2012

% Change vs. 2012

1,430,420

1,366,989

+4.6%

Did You Know?

Experience Miami’s live music and entertainment scene during Miami Live Month, where you’ll find live entertainment in all corners of Miami and the Beaches.

For more GMCVB Marketing Programs, visit MiamiTemptations.com.

 

Did you know?

The 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International will take place November 17-24, 2013 at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. This flagship Miami cultural event will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities. For details and more information, click here.

280 Jobs – Zoo Miami employs 280 people [non-exportable jobs] and has been a proud GMCVB partner since 2008.

 

Upcoming GMCVB Events

REGISTER NOW!
PARTNERSHIP NETWORKING MIXER
GMCVB’s Partnership Mixer will take place Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 5- 7:00 p.m. at HistoryMiami (101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130 USA). To register, click here.

NOVEMBER PARTNERSHIP NETWORKING LUNCHEON
GMCVB’s November Partnership Luncheon will take place Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (2320 Salzedo St. Coral Gables, Florida 33134 USA). To register, click here.

NOVEMBER PARTNERSHIP MIXER
GMCVB’s November Partnership Luncheon will take place Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club (6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014 USA). Click here to register.

SAVE THE DATE!

DECEMBER PARTNERSHIP NETWORKING HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
GMCVB’s December Partnership Networking Holiday Luncheon will take place Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Dadeland Mall’s new wing (7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, Florida 33156 USA) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

DECEMBER PARTNERSHIP NETWORKING HOLIDAY MIXER
GMCVB’s December Partnership Networking Holiday Mixer will take place Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8: 30 p.m.at the Miami Seaquarium (4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149 USA).

CORPORATE PARTNER ANNIVERSARIES

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:

-Carnival Cruise Lines
-EWM Realty
-Christie’s International Real Estate
-Landmark Aviation

In The Know

FIRST AVAILABLE VISA INTERVIEW* DATE IN SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL IS NOVEMBER 9, 2013

The Average wait time in São Paulo, Brazil for a visa interview appointment in order to visit the USA is currently: 5 days; Rio de Janeiro: 2 days; Brasilia: 1 day; Recife: 2 days. Support Visa Waiver now! Support JOLT. Thank you President Obama for reducing visa interview wait times in Brazil. *Visa interviews on average take 3 minutes.

NIELSEN RATINGS: MONDAY NIGHT RAW (USA) RANKS #12, #13 AND #14 IN NIELSEN’S TOP CABLE RATINGS FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013.
For Monday, October 28, 2013, WWE Monday Night Raw (USA) ranked #12, #13 and #14 averaging 4.3, 4.1 and 3.9 million viewers respectively. 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’S MIAMI LIVE MONTH HIGHLIGHTS HOT PERFORMING ARTS SCENE – NOVEMBER 1-30, 2013
This November, experience Miami’s live music and entertainment scene during Miami Live Month. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) welcomes back this expanded version of the former Miami Live Music Month. Be sure to visit the website to learn more about special featured events during Miami Live Month and how to win a ride on GMCVB’s popular “Rock the Bus” tours. From concerts and dance performances to comedy shows and poetry readings, live entertainment in all corners of Miami and the Beaches springs to life November 1-30, 2013. Miami Live Month is sponsored by the MasterCard Priceless Miami program. For details, visit MiamiLiveMonth.com.
MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) WELCOMES LAUNCH OF CALGARY – MIAMI SERVICE BY WESTJET
Miami International Airport recently celebrated the latest international route with WestJet’s inaugural flight from Miami to Calgary. The new non-stop route will be served by four weekly flights through December 14 and expand to six weekly flights beginning December 16, utilizing WestJet’s Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft that seat up to 174 passengers. The leading Canadian low-cost carrier has provided service between MIA and Toronto since 2009, and the addition of service from Canada’s fifth-largest metropolitan area provides travelers with another key destination in North America. In 2012, Canada ranked as MIA’s number seven international market with nearly 800,000 total passengers. Canada ranked #2 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.04 billion. For more information about WestJet, click here.
GMCVB’S ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF CULTURAL TOURISM ATTENDS ANNUAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEETING
GMCVB’s Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism and National Trust Board Advisor, George Neary, recently attended the Annual Meeting for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Indianapolis, Indiana USA October 28-31, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Preservation at the Crossroads’ highlighting nationwide preservation activities, awards for preservation successes, workshops, electrifying debates, tours of Indianapolis’s many arts & crafts, Art Deco and Industrial buildings. Thousands of attendees from across the U.S. and around the world gathered for this year’s event.
GMCVB PRESIDENT & CEO SPEAKS AT 2013 MIAMI INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE CONGRESS NOVEMBER 4, 2013
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert III, CDME will speak at the 2013 Miami International Real Estate Congress being held at the Biltmore Hotel (1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Florida 33134 USA) November 3-5, 2013 (Mr. Talbert speaking on November 4th). Miami will welcome more than 300 U.S. & worldwide international real estate professionals in Miami for three powerful days. The event will bring together valued global partners & professionals to collaborate and achieve maximum business results. For more information, click here.

MIAMI TODAY 2013 BOOK OF LEADERS IS NOVEMBER 6, 2013
GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will attend the Miami Today 2013 Book of Leaders Celebration. The event will take place November 6, 2013 at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust (55 Alhambra Plaza, 6th Floor, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 USA) at 6:00 p.m. The special gathering will honor the year’s past newsmakers and bring together past honorees and friends.

SAVOR THE DATE: BURGERLISCIOUS WILL TAKE PLACE NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Third Bite’s the Charm! One of the tastiest events of the season, Burgerliscious, will be coming to Fred B. Harnett/Ponce Circle Park (2800 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida, 33134 USA) on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 6-8:00 p.m. The event will feature signature showcase burgers from more than 20 of Coral Gables’ premier restaurants. Treat your taste buds to juicy burgers, cold Sam Adams beers and enjoy live music and entertainment! Burgerliscious is the official launch of Miami Live Month. For a list of participating restaurants and to purchase tickets, click here.

2ND ANNUAL TIGERDIRECT TECH BASH TO SHOWCASE LATEST TECH, FOOD AND FUN – NOVEMBER 7, 2013
TigerDirect and Intel present their 2nd Annual Tech Summit and Holiday Bash to showcase the latest in technology with baseball style food and refreshments available throughout the night, interactive experiences outside and on the playing field from the top names in tech and tons of prizes (including the latest Ultrabooks, 60” TV and more) awarded all night long! For complimentary tickets, click here.

43RD ANNUAL MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW RETURNS TO MIAMI BEACH NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Auto aficionados will have the opportunity to get a first look at hundreds of 2014 model cars, trucks, crossovers and SUV’s when the Miami International Auto Show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Florida USA) for its 43rd annual run November 8-17, 2013. Models from more than 40 manufacturers will be displayed throughout the nearly half million square foot floor along with many of the same special features and exhibits that have made the auto show one of Miami’s fall signature events. Miami is considered among the top five most well-attended auto shows in the U.S. For tickets and more information, click here.

GREATER MIAMI AND TRI-COUNTY VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT GOLDEN VETERANS PARADE 50TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
The Miami-Dade County Military Affairs Board, presided by Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, municipalities within the county, local military organizations and a diverse group of community leaders will be hosting the Golden Veterans Parade – 50th Anniversary Commemoration presented by Hershey’s (Bayfront Park) where the entire region will welcome back Vietnam & Bay of Pigs Veterans while honoring all veterans in the Tri-County area. GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME will be in attendance. The Parade starts at noon on Flagler Street and ends at Bayfront Park with a Commemorative Ceremony and a Free Concert with Willy Chirino, The 13th Army Band, and Grand Funk Railroad. Admission is Free! For more information, click here.

GMCVB’S CHAIRMAN OF THE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE HIGH SCOOL (DASH) HOSTS 6TH ANNUAL TASTE OF DESIGN GALA AND SILENT AUCTION – NOVEMBER 8, 2013
GMCVB’s Associate Vice President of Cultural Tourism and DASH Chairman, George Neary will host the annual Taste of Design Gala, a scholarship fundraiser for The Design and Architecture Senior High School, a Miami-Dade County magnet high school in the Design District. The event is set to take place November 8, 2013 from 7 – 11:00 p.m. at The Moore Building (4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Design District USA). US News ranked DASH as the #1 High School in Florida and the 16th best public high school in the entire U.S. in 2012. The school is known for its architecture/interior design, entertainment technology, fashion design, industrial design and visual communications/web design programs. The Dash Taste of Design, organized by the DASH Parent Teacher Student Association, is the premier fundraiser event. Guests can enjoy signature dishes from some of the top local restaurants, refreshing beverages, live entertainment and a bidding auction on fabulous items. All proceeds will directly support the DASH student activities. Contact dashptsa@gmail.com or call 305/546-5169. For online ticket sales, click here.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MIAMI INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 9, 2013
Be a part of the fastest-growing water sport in the world and enjoy the teambuilding benefits Dragon Boat Racing has to offer. Dragon boat racing has its roots in an ancient Chinese folklore, dating back more than 2,000 years. The 45ft vessel seats 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerperson. Eye-dotting ceremonies are common at festivals in order to wake up the dormant dragons. The festival will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 9, 2013, at the Miami Rowing Club/Miami Marine Stadium (3601 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, Florida USA). Registration is now open! For more details and information, click here.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT VOTED AMONG TOP THREE IN THE WORLD FOR AIRPORT SOCIAL MEDIA PROGRAMS
Miami International Airport (MIA) was recently named a runner-up for Best Emerging Airline/Airport at the 4th Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Excellence in Social Media ceremony in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the EyeforTravel Social Media in Travel conference. MIA led all finalists in the Emerging Airline/Airport category with 26 percent of the votes online. More than 50 nominations were submitted in two weeks and 37,000 votes were collected in three weeks. The finalist presentations for SimpliFlying Awards 2013 can be found here. SimpliFlying Awards for Excellence in Social Media is the only annual awards dedicated to recognizing the best social media campaigns and practices in the aviation industry. MIA is the busiest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, with more flights to the region than any other U.S. airport.

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ADDS TWO NEW SHOPPING AND DINING OPTIONS: GNC & CLOVER IRISH PUB
Miami International Airport (MIA) is proud to announce the opening of two new shopping and dining options in October: GNC and The Clover Irish Pub. GNC, located pre-security on the departure level of Central Terminal G, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products. The new store at MIA, which opened on October 8, is the chain’s second U.S. airport location. The Clover Irish Pub, located near Gate D-30, began serving customers on October 15 and offers a taste of the Emerald Isle as well as some local favorites to round out the menu. For more information about the more than 200 shops and restaurants at MIA, click here.

GMCVB’S BLACK HOSPITALITY INITIATIVE OF GREATER MIAMI PRESENTS CA$H MOB NOIR AT JACKSON SOUL FOOD – NOVEMBER 16, 2013
Come for Lunch, Happy Hour, or Dinner! Enjoy jazz, good food & great social ambience while supporting a black-owned business. Afterwards, hop on a Miami Trolley for a 45 minute guided tour of Historical Overtown (aka the Harlem of Miami) with stops at the Black Archives and the Black Police Precinct – Historical tour is $10 addition. The event will take place Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Jackson Soul Food (950 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, Florida USA) from 2-8:00 p.m. Minimum spending is $20. To RSVP, please click here.

1ST ANNUAL MIAMI BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL IS NOVEMBER 16, 2013
The first annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival takes place November 16, 2013, at the historic Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach. The event will feature some of the most talented true jazz musicians – locally as well as from all over the globe. Musical artists include Ed Calle, Markus Gottschlich, Mads Tolling,  Michelle Coltrane – Shea Welsh, the Ali Ryerson – Joe Carter Duo and more. Events include Pop Up Performances to be held at Bloomingdale’s in Aventura and The Falls, and teaching artists performing at The Betsy Hotel. To enjoy world class true jazz at its finest, call 305/405-JAZZ or visit MiamiBeachJazz.com.

COUNTING DOWN TO THE MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL
Approaching its best year yet, the 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International will take place November 17-24, 2013 at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami. This flagship Miami cultural event will treat book lovers to eight days of cultural and educational activities, including the beloved ‘Evenings With…’ series, the IberoAmerican Authors program, literacy and learning activities for children and teens during Generation Genius Days, and demonstration panels for food enthusiasts in partnership with MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute. Fairgoers will also enjoy more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere and hundreds of author readings and new book discussions during the weekend street fair. For more information, click here.

ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM’S 23RD ANNUAL SOUTH FLORIDA TOURISM PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD AND LUNCHEON IS NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Join the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) this year as they honor those who have given back and demonstrated leadership and service in the hospitality & tourism community at the 23rd Annual South Florida Tourism Professional of the Year Award & Champion Recognition Luncheon on November 19, 2013. The Luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami (400 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida USA) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit students and/or teachers in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools AOHT programs. Click here to submit your nominations through November 1st. To view more details and register for this year’s event, click here.

THE GMCVB AND PORTMIAMI INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN WELCOMING MSC DIVINA
Join us in welcoming PortMiami’s newest arriving cruise ship, MSC Divina from MSC Cruises on November 20, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Smith & Wollensky (1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139 USA). This event is open to GMCVB partners and friends; space is limited to 90 attendees who RSVP. To RSVP by November 17th, please email CruiseMiami@GMCVB.com. We look forward to seeing you there!

NICOLE HENRY HOLIDAY CONCERT BENEFITING MIAMI CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE IS DECEMBER 14, 2013
Internationally acclaimed vocalist and 2013 Soul Train Award Nominee, Nicole Henry will perform ‘A Joyful Sound’, a special holiday concert at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach, December 14 2013. Nicole Henry has three international top-10 albums and has enchanted audiences around the globe. Called “a pop-soul superwoman” by The New York Times, Ms. Henry has earned rave reviews by the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Essence and more, establishing herself as one of the most special voices in jazz and adult contemporary music. The concert will benefit the Miami Children’s Initiative, a non-profit organization committed to transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community and improving the lives of children and families by providing a unified system of support, education and care. Join some of Miami’s leading companies as a Sponsor of ‘A Joyful Sound’.  Sponsors will receive both significant marketing benefits and a package of VIP Tickets and hospitality, all while supporting an incredibly important cause. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $3,500 and individual VIP tickets can also be purchased. For further information, please contact Dennis Ostern at 305/672-7424 or email dennis@nicolehenry.com. For tickets, click here.

THE GMCVB AND OTHER TARGET INDUSTRY LEADERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE ONE COMMUNITY ONE GOAL (OCOG) INITIATIVE
The purpose of the OCOG plan is simple: growing jobs and investment in Miami-Dade County. The plan has led to the community’s most targeted economic development initiative yet. It has rallied thousands of leaders from business, education, civic and government organizations in support of a focused set of target industries whose investment in Miami-Dade County will spark economic growth across the county. The plan seeks to further advance Miami-Dade County as a global destination for business. To find out more on the OCOG initiative, click here.

Media Relations & Social Media

News MEDIA RELATIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES HOSTING URUGUAY PRESS TRIP
GMCVB’s Media Relations Team in partnership with American Airlines will host a group of 10 media participants from top travel and tourism outlets of Uruguay November 5-8, 2013. While in Miami, the journalists will experience a Miami Live Month opportunity and research what’s new in Downtown Miami, Coral Gables and Miami Beach. Participants on this press trip include El Pais newspaper, Paula Magazine, El Observador newspaper, La Republica newspaper, Semanario Busqueda, Caras magazine and Cicerone VTV.

GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTS GERMAN TV SHOW GALILEO

GMCVB’s Media Relations Team is assisting a crew from the German TV infotainment show Galileo, which runs on Pro7, one of Germany’s largest private channels. The show will be in Miami October 31- November 3, 2013 to film a segment for the show Crazy Jobs starring Jumbo Schreiner. The concept of the show is to feature various cities and the very unique jobs that shine a light on how the city “ticks”. The moderator usually works in these jobs for a day and general destination footage helps to portray the city along with it. Pro7 has a market share of 16.8 percent among the 14-49 age group (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and 2.3 million viewers (Germany). United Kingdom ranked #7 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $560 million.

GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS U.S./CANADA ATTENDS SOCIETY OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITERS ANNUAL CONVENTION & MEDIA MARKETPLACE
GMCVB Media Relations participated in the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) 58th Annual Convention in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA October 20-25, 2013. The conference was attended by more than 150 travel writers and broadcast media from North America. The Team had the opportunity to network with members of the media via day tours, professional seminars and a media marketplace inside the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino to promote Miami’s latest developments. The GMCVB met with journalists representing the following media outlets at the conference: National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, Boston Globe, Conde Nast Traveller, Frommers.com, enRoute, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, USA Today, Virtuoso Life magazine, New York Daily News, Travel + Leisure, Fox News, BBC, AirfareWatchdog, and Cosmopolitan - to name a few. In addition, with donations from GMCVB partners, Miami and the Beaches were included in SATW’s online travel auction. The travel auction is SATW’s only fundraiser, with the proceeds used to promote responsible journalism, provide professional development for the 1,000+ SATW members, and encourage the conservation and preservation of travel resources worldwide. Their goal is to raise $16,000. The annual SATW Online Auction ends on November 15, 2013 and is open to the public and reaches hundreds of thousands of travel-minded consumers. A special thank you to B2 Hotels, Meat Market, Miami Culinary Tours, Miami Seaquarium, Monkey Jungle, and Wynwood Kitchen & Bar for their generous donations!

GMCVB’S MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTS DUTCH TRAVEL MAGAZINE
GMCVB’s Media Relations Team is currently assisting the director and writer for Travel Unique, the Dutch consumer travel internet magazine who will be visiting Miami November 6-8, 2013 to do research for a destination article featuring facilities and special activities around Miami estimated for publishing March 2014. Travel Unique is distributed monthly via both mail and email to readers in the Netherlands and Belgium (article unique views: 124,400). The publication targets travel specialists planning upcoming holidays. Readers’ interest includes cruises, traveling outside Europe and culinary destinations. 47 percent of their readership vacations three times a year or more; 95 percent of readers are from Holland, the remaining 5 percent is Belgian readership.

Tourism Sales & GMCVB Partner Opportunities

 

Partner Opportunities CRUISE WORLD 2013 – NOVEMBER 6-10, 2013
Cruise World 2013 will be hosting their event featuring cruise products, tour products, destinations, technological tools and more in Fort Lauderdale November 6-10, 2013. A strong selection of cruise oriented travel agents are expected to attend. The GMCVB works closely with cruise partners to help educate staff and clients on all that Miami has to offer for the first-time and returning visitors. Together with Cruise Miami partner, PortMiami, the GMCVB has reached over 2,000 agents through seminars, trade shows and familiarization tours. Click here, to view and complete our registration form.

WEDDING SALON SHOW NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 11, 2013
The GMCVB’s Tourism Sales division would like to offer you the opportunity to join us in New York for the Wedding Salon show November 11, 2013. In the spring of 2004, Tatiana Byron partnered with Martha Stewart to launch The Wedding Salon. These one-day events, structured to look and feel like a luxurious wedding, consistently attract thousands of brides-to-be, celebrities, and socialites from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, DC, and Chicago. Couples line up to gain entry into this prestigious event to discover the latest trends and meet with the hottest vendors. Wedding Salon hosts the most prestigious events in the city. Space is limited to two participants. Click here, to download the registration form.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH GMCVB’S MEDICAL TOURISM INITIATIVE
Did you know that the GMCVB’s Medical Tourism Initiative is aimed at marketing Miami as an International medical destination? For the international patient, Greater Miami and the Beaches offers a unique combination of top-rated medical institutions, beautiful tropical weather in which to recuperate, and comfortable accommodations where families can stay longer together before, during and after treatment. In addition to GMCVB partnership, added benefits of joining the Medical Tourism Initiative include:

  • Dedicated web page on MIAMIHealthCare.org website
  • Dedicated printed insert for inclusion in Medical Tourism brochure
  • Inclusion in ads of in-flight publications
  • Opportunity to participate in international media Familiarization Tours

For more information on how to be a part of this program, please visit MiamiHealthCare.org or call the partnership department at 305/539-3076

JOIN THE “GMCVB PARTNERS” FACEBOOK GROUP
Find out about partner Mixers, Networking Luncheons and other important Bureau partner news on our GMCVB Partners Facebook page. See photos from past Mixers and stay up to date on the Bureau’s many happenings. We encourage all partners to join this group! To join the GMCVB Partners page, click here.

NEW PARTNER SHOWCASE
Many diverse business and services join the GMCVB each month! Get the inside scoop on our new partners by visiting our New Partner Showcase. Click here for more!

REACH THOUSANDS OF VISITORS – ADVERTISE IN THE 2013 POCKET GUIDE TO MIAMI AND BEACHES
The official 2013 Pocket Guide to Greater Miami and Beaches directs thousands of our visitors, and meetings and conventions attendees straight to your attraction, store, restaurant or service. Smaller and easier to use, the Pocket Guide comes packed with vital information for visitors – arts, activities, shopping, dining, drinking, sporting events, spa treatments and transportation – plus detailed maps to help them find your business. Advertise in the Pocket Guide to be at the fingertips of your prospects whenever they reach for information. The Pocket Guide is found in hotel lobbies, at Concierge Desks, Miami International Airport visitor kiosks and GMCVB Visitor Centers throughout Miami and the Beaches. Please contact Shawn Paulus for details: SPaulus@HCPAboard.com, 305/376-5283.

GREAT EXPOSURE! ADD YOUR ‘SPECIAL OFFERS’ TO MIAMIANDBEACHES.COM
Do you have a special offer or promotion that you’d like to publicize? Take advantage of the GMCVB’s dynamic, frequently visited web site, MiamiandBeaches.com, and publish your offer online for FREE! Click here to log in to our Partner Extranet page to add your special offer.
Note: If you have forgotten your login and password, send an email to PartnerSupport@GMCVB.com

GMCVB Global Network News

United States & Canada GMCVB’S NORTH AMERICA PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
This week, the Media Relations Team focused extensively on Miami digital projects: The first Home for the Holidays LGBT
promotion winner was selected from possible candidates. In the final days of Miami Attractions Month, the Team notes 3,500 Facebook offers were claimed, and Miami Live Month social promotions have begun with Bon Appetit’s Grub Crawl and the GMCVB’s Rock the Bus tours kicking off.
Latin America GMCVB’S ARGENTINA PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Argentina PR Team had a media meeting with the website EntreMujeres.com from Clarin newspaper. Excellent coverage on Miami’s family vacation offers was recently garnered in this website which can be viewed here. The
Team also translated the Miami Live Month press release and is following up on any generated coverage. Argentina ranked #3 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.01 billion.

GMCVB’S ARGENTINA SALES OFFICE NEWS
GMCVB’s Argentina Sales Team has scheduled various meetings with travel agencies in Buenos Aires to promote the destination. The meetings lineup includes: Te Llevo de Viaje, HG Viajes, ViajoBien.com and Trovare Viajes. On Friday, November 8, 2013, GMCVB’s in-market representative Facundo Asensio will lead a familiarization trip to the destination sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line and the GMCVB. Argentina ranked #3 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.01 billion.

GMCVB’S BRAZIL SALES OFFICE NEWS
GMCVB’s Rio de Janeiro Team will conduct training sessions inside five Marsans offices this week. The Miami in-market
representative will be presenting Miami attractions and news along with relevant promotional materials. The Rio de Janeiro Team will be attending the trade show Festival de Turismo de Gramado November 8-9, 2013 where there will be a booth showcasing Greater Miami and the Beaches next to the American Airlines booth. Both companies will be joining forces to promote the new flight between Curitiba-Porto Alegre and Miami. Festival de Turismo de Gramado is considered the third largest in Brazil for the travel industry after ABAV and Braztoa. Organizers expect to have more than 14,000 visitors at this year’s event. The Miami Team will be co-sponsoring the American Airlines VIP party for 300-400 guests being held November 8, 2013. Brazil ranked #1 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.5 billion.

GMCVB’S BRAZIL PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Brazil PR Team has distributed and followed up on coverage stemming from the Miami Live Month press release and has provided several publications with photography. The Team continues to pitch story ideas related to the November Miami Live Temptation program. Details for the upcoming Brazilian media reception including the save-the-date invite, artwork on branded items and menu selection continue to be worked out. To cap off activities for the week, the Team will be recovering clips generated from the October newsletter. Brazil ranked #1 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $1.5 billion.

GMCVB’S VENEZUELA PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Venezuela PR Team is monitoring coverage published in Venezuela’s second largest national newspaper, El Nacional on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The Miami stories occupied a total of 3 full-color pages, including the cover of Viajes (the newspaper’s travel section). Two feature stories were published: one on shopping/Black Friday, and the second one on Miami’s unique restaurants. Sunday’s edition marked a record for a single-issue Miami-related coverage in a Venezuelan national newspaper representing a total of $45,000 in publicity value for the destination. Venezuela ranked #5 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $871 million.

Europe & Asia GMCVB’S FRANCE PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s France PR Team is currently assisting Femme Actuelle, the most read women’s weekly magazine in France (circulation: 872,650), which will be writing an article about Miami as a top tourist destination. The team is also assisting Télématin Broadcast on France 2 TV (viewers: 1.3 million) which is planning to conduct a TV show on French expats and Miami from the point of view of a disabled accessible destination. France ranked #9 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $438 million.

GMCVB’S GERMANY PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s German PR Team has submitted a detailed social media plan for the German market, and is assisting the winner of the “My Style” raffle, who will be to be in Miami from July 20 -27, 2014. The Team is also lending support to Florida Sun Magazine, which is doing a piece on the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Glamour magazine, which is preparing a feature on both PAMM and the Wynwood Walls. The Team has provided them with press information and photos from the image gallery. Germany ranked #6 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $771 million.

GMCVB’S ITALY PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Italian PR Team is following up with the team from MarcoPolo, a travel monthly consumer magazine (circulation: 30.000; readership: 90.000) following their press trip to Miami. They are planning to publish a dedicated cover+30 page article on Miami. The Team is assisting with press materials, images and specific details required by the Editor. The PR Team is currently in  talks with a VIP journalist for RAI TV and RAI RADIO and Editor for the regional daily Il Corriere and the weekly magazine DI TUTTO. The writer plans to visit Miami in January 2014. The Team is also awaiting feedback from freelance Giuliana Gandini regarding her potential participation in the upcoming Pan-European “Set Jetting” Press Trip December 11-15, 2013. Italy ranked #13 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $275 million.

GMCVB’S ITALY SALES OFFICE NEWS
GMCVB’s Italy Sales Team is in contact with three top Italian tour operators that will be launching Italian market honeymoon
packages arranged by GMCVB partners. This is the very first time operators promote added value offers in the market. The Team has also finalized the list of participants for the American Airlines inaugural flight between Miami and Milan in November. The Team will finish the week by sharing detailed reports from the October Sales Mission and TTG Incontri event with GMCVB and partners. Italy ranked #13 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $275 million.

GMCVB’S SPAIN PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s Spain PR Team has scheduled meetings with several outlets this week including the bimonthly tourism magazine, Lugares y Mas (circulation: 20,000 Spain / 8,000 America + Website: 60,000 viewers) to discuss joint activities promoting the destination. The Team will be also attending the third Conference on New Technologies in Tourism ITH – TravelTrends, hosted in Madrid to hold meetings with tourism and non-tourism media attending the event. The agency is assisting several individual media requests on behalf of the destination, including the luxury lifestyle magazine Tout Magazine (circulation: 35,000), based in Marbella (Spain) and distributed throughout Europe focusing on the Russian elite. Spain ranked #23 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $46 million.

GMCVB’S UK SALES OFFICE NEWS
GMCVB’S UK Sales Team will attend World Travel Market (WTM) this week in joined by GMCVB travel industry, marketing and public relations representatives. The four-day show will take place in London at ExCel. More than 30 appointments have been secured in the Miami booth for attending representatives with airlines, tour operators and travel trade partners. Newly designed for this year’s event, the Miami booth should have a big impact on attendees. In addition to daytime appointments, the Team will attend the Visit USA annual briefing event with keynote speakers, Brand USA networking event, Virgin Holidays Awards event for suppliers, Visit Florida evening event and a reception with the Stella Travel group. The United Kingdom ranked #7 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $560 million.

GMCVB’S UK PUBLIC RELATIONS UPDATE
GMCVB’s UK PR Team is welcoming the GMCVB Team members who are in attendance for World Travel Market (WTM) November 4-7, 2013 in London. The Team has arranged press materials, talking points and arranged media meetings for the Miami representatives who are in town for this important trade show. The Team is currently working on a number of individual future press trips including ones for UK national papers, The Independent (circulation 68,696) and The Sunday Times (circulation 826,462). The Team has been pitching the following target publications for potential articles on the destination including; Food and Travel (circulation: 25,000), The Times (circulation 393,978) and AOL Travel (circulation: 620,000). The Social Media Team has at Four bgb have prepared and submitted an extensive UK social media plan. The United Kingdom ranked #7 for international overnight visitors to Greater Miami in 2012 and generated an economic impact of $560 million.

Upcoming Events in Greater Miami & The Beaches

November
11/1-11/30 Details About This Event Miami Live Month
11/2-11/3 Details About This Event Dolphins Cycling Challenge
11/2-11/3 Details About This Event South Miami Art Festival
11/2-11/3 Details About This Event Tropical Cornucopia Farm and Garden Show
11/3 Details About This Event The Great Grove Bed Race
11/7 Details About This Event  Burgerliscious
11/9 Details About This Event Just Come – A Play by Yonel Aris
11/10 Details About This Event Gran Fondo Miami-Coral Gables
11/7-11/23 Details About This Event Florida Grand Opera: Mourning Becomes Electra
11/8-11/10 Details About This Event Ramble – A Garden Festival
11/8-11/15 Details About This Event Miami Short Film Festival
11/8-11/17 Details About This Event Miami International Auto Show
11/15 Details About This Event Deborah Voigt, Soprano
11/15-11/17 Details About This Event NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend
11/15-11/17 Details About This Event Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest
11/16 Details About This Event 1st Annual Miami Beach Jazz Festival
11/16 Details About This Event Savor the Season Festival
11/17-11/24 Details About This Event 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International
11/22-11/23 Details About This Event World Dance Celebration
11/23 Details About This Event One Love Nutrifest – Miami International Reggae Festival
11/23-11/24 Details About This Event Harvest Festival
11/27-12/2 Details About This Event SoundScape Cinema Series: Skyfall
11/27-12/2 Details About This Event White Party Week
11/29 Details About This Event Bayfront Park’s Tree Lighting & Food Truck Invasion
December
12/1 Details About This Event Junior Orange Bowl Parade
12/1-12/31 Details About This Event Deering Holiday Wonderland
12/3-12/8 Details About This Event Art Miami
12/4-12/8 Details About This Event Design Miami
12/5-12/8 Details About This Event Art Basel Miami Beach
12/6 Details About This Event Noches Tropicales featuring Luisa Maria Guell
12/7 Details About This Event The Holiday Festival
12/8 Details About This Event Free Gospel Sundays: James Fortune and FIYA
12/8 Details About This Event SMDCAC Presents Seraphic Fire Holiday Concert
12/11 Details About This Event SoundScape Cinema Series: Man of Steel
12/12 Details About This Event Kick-off: Miami Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival
12/15 Details About This Event Miami Symphony Orchestra: Golden Sounds of Hollywood
12/19-12/24 Details About This Event Miami City Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
12/20 Details About This Event Wanito at Big Night Little Haiti
12/20 Details About This Event Jazz Roots: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
12/26-1/1 Details About This Event Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival

Happy Birthday & Days Until

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau extends warm birthday wishes to:

AJ Balsera, Carmen Morris, Dave Anton, Doug Bartel, Dr. Jeffrey Solomon, Felicia S. Robinson, Gino Caliendo, Phil Feek, Sandy Briscoe, Tim Moses, Adria Rasken, Brian Johnson, Carmen Herin, Charlie Cinnamon, Eric Knowles, U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Art Noriega, Bobby Bryant, Jon Murakami, Manny Diaz, Gisela Marti, Ana Diaz, Christine Singsaas, Burt L. Saunders, Don Slesnick, John Fox, John Kaatz, Karen J. Mathis, Sumner Hutcheson, Jose Diaz-Balart, Julio Laguna, Frankie Ruiz, Chris Manger, James K. Loftus, Jose Sotolongo, Steve Sauls, Judith Patron-Fernandez, Lyan Tassler, Mayra Diaz Buttacavoli, Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Alan Wilson, Art Torno, City of Miami Commissioner and GMCVB Board Member Wilfredo Gort, Don Nardini, Eddy Gonzalez, Julio Rebull Jr., Carlos A. Manrique, Carlos Planas, Daina Leon, Glenda Hood, Joe P. Lacher, Mark Coats, Miami-Dade County Commissioner and GMCVB Board Member Sally A. Heyman, Monty Trainer, Oscar J. Braynon, Philip Blumberg, Sallie Byrd, Charlie Safdie and Luis Cerezo.

Days until:
4 Miami-Dade Golden Veterans Parade
11 Ford Championship Weekend
13 30th Annual Miami Book Fair International
15 MSC Divina arrives at PortMiami
17 American Airlines inaugural flight between Miami and Milan
19 Costa Luminosa arrives at PortMiami
30 Pérez Art Museum Miami Opening
31 Art Basel Miami Beach/Design Miami
60 Discover Orange Bowl
94 Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Getaway arrives at PortMiami
101 Miami International Boat Show
103 51st Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival
108 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
909 International Pow Wow 2016 (IPW) Miami

A Look At The Numbers

TOP STORY – MIAMI # 4
DEMAND FOR TRAVEL TO GREATER MIAMI & THE BEACHES REMAINS STRONG JANUARY – AUGUST 2013 RANKING #4 IN REVENUE PER AVAILABLE ROOM (REVPAR), #4 IN AVERAGE DAILY ROOM RATE (ADR) AND #4 IN HOTEL ROOM OCCUPANCY AMONG THE TOP 25 U.S. MARKETS

January – August 2013

Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR)

Market

Rate

% Change vs. 2012

1. New York

$199.66

6.6%

2. Oahu Island

$178.56

14.6%

3. San Francisco

$151.09

11.8%

4. Miami

$144.60

+11.4%

5. Boston

$117.23

2.9%

Average Daily Room Rate (ADR)

Market

Rate

% Change vs. 2012

1. New York

$238.18

4.0%

2. Oahu Island

$209.53

15.2%

3. San Francisco

$181.78

8.6%

4. Miami

$181.69

+8.9%

5. Boston

$159.64

2.0%

Average Daily Occupancy

Market

% Occupancy

% Change vs. 2012

1. Oahu Island

85.2%

-0.6%

2. New York

83.8%

2.5%

3. San Francisco

83.1%

3.0%

4. Miami

79.6%

+2.3%

5. Los Angeles

78.4%

1.8%

Did You Know?

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.

46 JobsGolden Strand Resort employs 46 people [non-exportable jobs] and has been a proud GMCVB partner since 2011.

 

GMCVB Events

GMCVB’S OCTOBER NEW PARTNER BREAKFAST
Save the Date! GMCVB’s October New Partner Breakfast will take place Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at La Jolla Ballroom (301 Alcazar Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 USA) from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Learn tips on how to best take advantage of your GMCVB partner benefits while enjoying breakfast with industry peers and GMCVB Team members. You are encouraged to bring brochures for display as well as door prizes to further promote your company’s services. Don’t forget to bring your business card to enter the raffle.GMCVB’S OCTOBER PARTNER LUNCHEON
GMCVB’s October Partner Luncheon will take place Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Kovens Conference Center (Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 N.E. 151 Street, North Miami, Florida USA). Details to follow soon!

REGISTER NOW! GMCVB’S ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING IS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Mansion Nightclub (1235 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach USA) will host the 2013 GMCVB Annual Meeting on Friday, November 1, 2013. The event includes a Business Expo with Networking and Buffet Lunch that will include performances from Cirque Dreams from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by the Business Meeting from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to network with industry leaders at one of Miami’s most popular nightclubs! Click here to register!

 

Corporate Partners

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:

- The Miami Herald

-HCP |Aboard Publishing