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2014-06-25 12:25:04

Greater Miami and The Beaches Launches Summer Vacation Deals MIAMI, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There was dancing, singing, tears of joy, tweeting and a whole lot of celebrating yesterday, as the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) took to the streets of New York City to launch its new summer deals (www.MiamiSummerDeals.com). The GMCVB planted an It's So Miami Vending Machine in the middle of Times Square which had consumers lined up to press their luck for chances to...

2011-06-22 16:00:00

MIAMI, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Love was in the air for Rachael MacGillis and Christopher Moore from West Hartford, CT as they raced to the alter to beat out four other finalist couples in the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's "Marry Me in Miami" Wedding Day Challenge today held in partnership with The Knot. With almost 10,000 entrants from across the U.S. to the online contest, the partnership proved to be one of the most successful for the No. 1 wedding brand,...

2011-03-04 06:00:00

MIAMI, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME announced today that overnight visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches grew +5.6% to a record-breaking 12.6 million overnight visitors in 2010, fueled by a +6.6% increase to a record 6.1 million international visitors and an increase of +4.7% to a record 6.5 million domestic visitors. Latin America continued to be the leading source of...

2010-06-26 12:12:00

MIAMI, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has been awarded $1.25 million in emergency marketing funds from Florida Governor Crist and the State Division of Emergency Management to assist the destination in correcting misperceptions among potential visitors about the effects of the Gulf oil spill. Dispelling these perceptions is critical, since tourism is Miami-Dade's number one industry, employing more than 100,000 people, and representing 1...

2010-01-22 15:00:00

MIAMI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Miami and The Beaches is rolling out the red carpet for the film industry, expanding its Miami Boutique Hotels (MBH) Preferred Card incentive program and promoting the destination's wide array of film festivals. The efforts are underway today during The Sundance Film Festival where attendees will be introduced to exclusive deals at many of the destination's chic and stylish boutique hotel properties. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors...

2009-05-11 16:50:00

MIAMI, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- International Pow Wow 2009, the travel industry's premier international marketplace, will take place in Greater Miami and the Beaches on May 16-20, 2009, bringing more than 5,000 delegates from every region of the U.S. and more than 70 countries to the destination - including 1,000 travel organizations and close to 1,500 international and domestic buyers. Sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association for the past four decades, International Pow Wow is projected to...

2008-10-06 15:00:25

The Beacon Council, American Airlines and The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Partner on "Miami: Where Worlds Meet" Campaign The Beacon Council, Miami Aurelia Vasquez, Communications Manager, 305-579-1341 avasquez@beaconcouncil.com or Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Jennifer Diaz, Associate Vice President, Media Relations & Promotions, 305-539-3111 jdiaz@gmcvb.com or American Airlines Martha Pantin, Director of Corporate Communications,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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