Best of the Best

Best of the Best

ABA’s Destinations magazine launched a new special section in 2016 – the Best of the Best Editor’s Pick. This new section features the best of the best across eight different categories of travel suppliers: hotel/lodging, restaurant/dining, shopping venue, theater, museum, casino/gaming, attraction and events.

Who will be named the Best of the Best for 2017? Find out in the September/October issue of Destinations. Until then, nominate who you think deserves to be named the Best of the Best today!


Call for 2017 Nominations



ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Week of June 19, 2017

2017 Best of the Best Nomination Guidelines 

Once again, Destinations and ABA are celebrating outstanding travel industry supplier members who go above and beyond in serving group tours. The second annual Best of the Best is a special section that will appear in the September/October 2017 issue of Destinations  magazine. This section features top travel industry suppliers across a range of tour and travel categories. 

Only ABA members in good standing may submit nomination forms. 

Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) are limited to three nominations and each nomination must be for a distinct travel supplier within the DMO’s region. Each travel industry supplier may self-nominate only once. In the case of duplicate nomination forms between a DMO and the travel supplier, or any other party, the travel supplier’s nomination form will take precedence and will be the only nomination considered. ABA Media and ABA staff will conduct a review of all nomination forms in May/June. Nomination ratings are based on quantitative as well as qualitative assessments, and all final selections of Best of the Best winners are made at the sole discretion of ABA Media and ABA. If selected, The YGS Group reserves the right to edit for errors, length, and content quality for publication. This will occur without notification to the entrant. Nominations open May 1, and will close on June 2.

2016 Award Winners

In 2016, 57 travel suppliers across the U.S. and Canada were chosen by ABA Media’s creative team with support from ABA staff. Winners were selected in May, and announced in June, and all winners are featured in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.

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