U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism to Receive Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine 2006 Award

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – U.S. Virgin Islands Commissioner of Tourism, Pamela C. Richards, has been selected to receive the 2006 APEX Award for Distinguished Service presented by Black Meetings & Tourism

BM&T will present Commissioner Richards the award during the annual Travel Professionals of Color (TPOC) conference at a luncheon on Friday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas. Luncheon guests will include TPOC conference attendees, community leaders and business representatives.

“I am honored to be acknowledged among such an esteemed group of tourism leaders,” said Commissioner Richards. “The United States Virgin Islands understands the value and importance of supporting the African-American market,
and we look forward to continuing to strive for excellence in the travel, meetings and hospitality industries.”

A St. Croix native, Commissioner Richards has brought a wealth of first-hand knowledge of the territory to the Department of Tourism with a strong marketing, advertising and public relations background. In addition to serving as the Commissioner of Tourism, she serves as Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism
Organization (CTO) and is an at-large board member of the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA).

Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine, established in 1994, is an award-winning, bi-monthly, international trade publication targeting the $40 billion African-American group and leisure travel, incentives and meetings market. As an
African-American owned publishing company, they are dedicated to serving and supporting the African-American travel segment as well as providing an opportunity to all businesses, service providers and affiliates that wish to
reach this emerging market.

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