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.
2016 Award Notification and Marketing Materials
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER DESTINATIONS IN-HOME DATE: Week of Sept. 4, 2016
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.
To download 2016 Best of the Best winner logos for use in marketing materials:
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2017 Nomination Process
ANNOUNCEMENT NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE: Monday, May 1, 2017
DEADLINE FOR ALL NOMINATION FORMS: Friday, May 26, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Week of June 19, 2017
2017 Best of the Best Nomination Guidelines
ABA is celebrating outstanding travel industry supplier members who go above and beyond in serving group tours. The Best of the Best is a new special section that was launched in 2016 and that will appear annually in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine.
This section features top travel industry suppliers across eight tour and travel categories: hotel/lodging, restaurant/dining, shopping venue, theater, museum, casino/gaming, attraction and events.
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. Destination marketing entities are not eligible for the Best of the Best competition. 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 own nomination form will take precedence and will be the primary nomination considered.
ABA Media’s creative team and ABA 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.
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