Best of the Best

Best of the Best

“Best of the Best” honors outstanding travel industry members who go above and beyond for the group tour industry. Categories include Adventure, Culture, Entertainment, Festivals & Events, Food & Beverage, Lodging, and Shopping.

Winners will be showcased in the September/October issue of Destinations and will receive exposure throughout the year! 

 

Want to nominate your favorite destination or attraction? Stay tuned for the call for nominations coming in Spring 2020!

 

Introduction and Guidelines: Once again, Destinatins magazine and ABA are celebrating outstanding travel industry supplier members who go above and beyond in serving group tours. The fourth annual Best of the Best is a special section that will appear in the September/October 2019 issue of Destinations magazine. This section features top travel industry suppliers across a range of tour and travel categories.

Entry is free to ABA members in good standing. Non-members may enter for a fee of $195 per entry if submitted before May 10 ($225 after May 10). 

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 submissions. 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, ABA Media reserves the right to edit for errors, length, and content quality for publication. This will occur without notification to the entrant. Nominations open April 15, 2019 and will close on May 24, 2019.

Winners will be notified via email and will be given the opportunity to purchase licensing rights to the 2019 Best of the Best logo for print and digital marketing purposes. Unauthorized use of the logo is strictly prohibited.

INCOMPLETE FORMS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

2019 Award Winners

For this year's Best of the Best, more than 50 travel suppliers across the U.S. and Canada were chosen by ABA Media's creative team. Winners are featured in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.

 

2018 Award Winners

For this year's Best of the Best, more than 50 travel suppliers across the U.S. and Canada were chosen by ABA Media's creative team. Winners were featured in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.

 

2017 Award Winners

For this year's Best of the Best, more than 50 travel suppliers across the U.S. and Canada were chosen by ABA Media's creative team. Winners were featured in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.

 

2016 Award Winners

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

     

Advertising Sales Contacts:

Kristen Gillespie: Northeast Region
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717.430.2291

Marshall Boomer: West Region and Canada
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717.430.2223

Zack Buchanan: Southeast Region
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717.430.2291