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The 2017 Governor’s Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration Selects Category Winners

Created by the Michigan Travel Commission in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, The Governor’s Awards for Innovative Tourism Collaboration elevate the status of Michigan’s tourism industry and promote innovative collaboration as an effective, efficient and creative operating principle for the industry. In April, at the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Detroit, Dave Lorenz of Travel Michigan, representing the Michigan Travel Commission, and Julie Pingston, representing the Tourism Industry Coalition of Michigan (TICOM), presented the 2017 awards.

Jennifer Erney Named PCMA 2017 Supplier of the Year

Jennifer Erney, Associate Luxury Hotels International vice president of sales, was named the 2017 Supplier of the Year by PCMA at the 2017 PCMA Education Foundation Visionary Awards. The 2017 Professional Excellence Awards winners were selected from nearly 7,000 members of PCMA.

“Our 2017 honorees and award winners’ accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike,” says Deborah Sexton, president and CEO, PCMA. “Each an expert in their profession – always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the business events industry.”

Seattle Southside Tourism Authority Receives Prestigious Award

SportsEvents Media Group—a publication that helps sports event planners manager U.S. competitions—has named Seattle Southside Tourism Authority as a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award Winner.

“SportsEvents readers came out in force to nominate and then to vote for their favorite sports events destinations and the host organizations that represent them,” says John Rezell, executive director, SportsEvents. “Our team is proud to honor the nominees that received the most votes with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award.”

More winners will be revealed in SportsEvents January 2017 issue.

Annual Rose Award Winners Announced

Recently, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted their 22nd Annual Recognition of Service Excellence Awards at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Nominations are provided by clients, guests, supervisors, and the public; the awards recognize outstanding customer service. This award ceremony has six categories, a special Overall Service Champion category.

Hyatt Regency Collaborated With Fast Company and Inc. To Create Better Guest Experience

In the second year of their campaign, ‘It’s Good Not To Be Home,’ Hyatt Regency teamed up with Fast Company and Inc. to elevate their hotel experience. The collaboration allows travelers to participate through social media, and share why ‘It’s Good Not To Be Home.’ Using #HyattRegencyContest, guests can share creative ways to improve the Hyatt guest experience. At the end of the contest, two winners will be selected and given the chance to bring their visions to life, with the help of personal trainer Gunnar Peterson, and pastry chef/cronut creator Dominique Ansel.

Gain Accreditation in the Special Events Industry

Advance and grow in your career by obtaining the Certified Special Events Professional designation from the International Special Events Society.

The accreditation, established in 1993, is given to event professionals who successfully demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for planning and executing all components of an event.

Behind the Scenes at the Academy Awards

There are some things about the Academy Awards we all know—someone will show up with a highly talked-about dress; Vanity Fair will host an epic after-party; and at least one speech will make you cry. But what about the behind-the-scenes info? The work that goes into creating arguably the biggest awards show of the year? We rounded up a list of facts you can tell your co-workers while dishing about this year’s winners (and losers). 

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