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Miami Beach Commission Appoints First Woman as City Manager

By Faheemah Garzon | April 21, 2021

Miami Beach Commission Appoints First Woman as City Manager
– Former Assistant City Manager Alina T. Hudak will lead 2,200 Miami Beach Employees –

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GMBHA in the news: Hotels in Miami and South Florida are open — and busy

By Faheemah Garzon | March 3, 2021

While most major metro areas have seen hotel occupancy plummet throughout the pandemic, the greater Miami market has emerged as particularly resilient this winter, with both beach resorts and short-term vacation rentals reporting strong demand.

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Does the Rain Fall Equally on Everyone? by Vindow

By Faheemah Garzon | February 12, 2021

Does the Rain Fall Equally on Everyone? by Vindow There is an old adage that says, “the rain falls equally on everyone.” While that is true; it’s also true that if you’re already knee-deep in mud when it starts raining, your experience is going to be decidedly more miserable than someone already on firmer ground.…

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GMBHA in the News: Miami tourists to wing in on added flights

By Faheemah Garzon | February 3, 2021

Miami tourists to wing in on added flights GMBHA President & CEO Wendy Kallergis along with GMBHA Board of Directors is featured in Miami Today.

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Florida: Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get Back to Work

By Faheemah Garzon | January 14, 2021

Florida: Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Get Back to Work The public health and economic challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic continue to test our state’s resilience. Over the next several months, it remains critical that we continue to mask up, social distance and observe the protocols that can keep one another safe…

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GMBHA President & CEO discusses 2021 Forecast Outlook

By Faheemah Garzon | January 14, 2021

GMBHA President & CEO discusses 2021 Economic Outlook #GMBHA President & CEO Wendy Kallergis is featured in this month Florida Trend where she discusses the 2021 Economic Outlook in #Miami Hospitality industry. Read it here! https://buff.ly/2MQciwY 

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Miami-Dade County’s hospitality industry recovering but facing more than $3 billion in losses this year

By Faheemah Garzon | November 5, 2020

Miami-Dade County’s hospitality industry recovering but facing more than $3 billion in losses this year FIU/GMCVB study says consumer confidence and government policy and support are critical to the industry’s future MIAMI (Oct. 21, 2020) – Miami-Dade County hotel and restaurants – the two largest hospitality industries in South Florida – have taken a $3.36…

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GMBHA x Teal Partnership

By Faheemah Garzon | October 16, 2020

GMBHA x Teal Partnership Teal and GMBHA are partnering together to help enable fulfilling careers for as many people in the hospitality industry as possible. The Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association empowers their members through advocacy, education and partnerships. We are delighted to partner together with Teal to assist so many of our talented hospitality colleagues…

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Wendy Kallergis named 30 Most Influential Miamians

By Faheemah Garzon | October 5, 2020

GMBHA President & CEO Wendy Kallergis named one of Modern Luxury’s Top 30 Top Influential Miamians! Click here to read more  “Miami is nothing without tourism. No one understands that better than Kallergis. President and CEO of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association. This entity is an organization comprising 160 hoteliers and 300…

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GMBHA in the News: Drop In Hotel Occupancy Taking Toll On Miami-Dade’s Bed Tax Collection

By Faheemah Garzon | July 31, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 – CBS4’s Hank Tester spoke with Wendy Kallergis, the president of the Greater Miami Hotel Motel Association, for some perspective.

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