Art of Black Basel Tour Experience
CHAT Miami Launches During Art Basel Offering a Park & Ride Experience for Basel Goers
Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism Will Promote and Drive More Locals and Tourists to
Miami’s Heritage & Urban Communities Creating Opportunities for Small Businesses
MIAMI, FL | November 3, 2016: CHAT Miami launches during Art Basel offering a Park & Ride Experience for Basel Goers. Shuttle transportation will be available for South Floridians as well as domestic and international visitors coming to Miami for Art Basel. CHAT Miami will provide pick-up locations in North Miami and the Downtown area and through a North and South loop that will allow Art Basel and Art of Black attendees to move around town without the hassle of driving, dealing with traffic or parking fees. Single and multi-day Park & Ride passes are available for December 1-4, 2016 and can be purchased at www.chatmiami.tours.
CHAT Miami is managed by the Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc., a network of tour operators, attractions and small businesses offering exciting educational and interactive tours of cultural, historical and urban contemporary experiences within heritage communities and the Greater Miami area.
Alliance members curate and offer customized art, history, food & beverage, music, special events and shopping experiences for South Floridians, domestic and international tourists visiting the South Florida area.
“The absence of quality cultural heritage tour experiences to attract South Floridians, domestic and international visitors to Miami’s heritage communities has excluded many small businesses from participating in Miami’s tourism ecosystem and benefitting from tourists’ traffic and dollars,” says Stephanie M. Jones, president for the Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc.
“Although these businesses are positioned as tourist attractions, they require additional assistance with enhancing their business, marketing and tourism capacity so they are better positioned to access the 15.1 million visitors and $23.5 billion that comes to the Greater Miami area annually.”
With support from the Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc., community assets can be developed into vibrant cultural heritage experiences that can be packaged and promoted as tourism products that will attract South Floridians, domestic and international visitors to Miami’s heritage neighborhoods on a consistent basis creating economic sustainability for residents and businesses.
“CHAT Miami is long overdue for minority businesses who want to participate in Miami’s tourism industry. Through the Alliance, we can partner together to create unique tour experiences that drive traffic to and leave dollars in heritage communities,” says Antonio King, president of King Tours and Alliance Partner.
CHAT Miami is offering the Art Basel and Art of Black Park & Ride Experience as well as A Taste of Culture and Cuisine VIP Tour Experience for groups of 12-20ppl on an exclusive party bus. Park & Ride passes can be purchased at www.chatmiami.tours. Groups interested in the VIP Tour Experience can email [email protected] or call 786.507.8500, ext. 901. CHAT Miami will offer the Ultimate Wine & Dine Tour Experience to Schnebly Redlands Winery beginning January 7, 2017. Booking for the Wine & Dine Tour opens on November 7, 2016 at www.chatmiami.tours.