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NTA Names Top Ranked Destinations and Suppliers

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Sarah Forman
(504)-566-5019
sforman@neworleanscvb.com

 

NTA Names Top Ranked Destinations and Suppliers

http://www.travelagentcentral.com/trends-research/nta-names-top-ranked-destinations-and-suppliers-38784

The NTA member tour operators named the winners of its second annual Distinguished Dozen awards: 12 categories of destinations, attractions, hotels and restaurants selected as the favorites of NTA tour operators. The winners were named on the final day of Travel Exchange, NTA's annual convention, held this year in conjunction with the United Motorcoach Association.
The awards recognize product quality and partnerships, the NTA said. The winners were honored with gold, silver or bronze awards. (Because of tie votes in several categories, there are more than a dozen winners of each gold and silver, and in some cases, no bronze award was given.)


The NTA winners:


Favorite Big City Destination - Gold: NYC & Company; Silver (tie): Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau, New Orleans CVB; Bronze: Destination DC


Favorite Group-friendly Hotel - Gold (three-way tie): Drury Hotels, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Hilton Chicago; Silver (three-way tie): Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Canada's Western Mountain Region , Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Novotel Times Square


Favorite Destination for an Adventure Experience - Gold: Travel Alberta; Silver (three-way tie): New York State Division of Tourism, South African Tourism, Wyoming Office of Tourism


Favorite Theater/Show Venue - Gold: Grand Ole Opry; Silver (two-way tie): Boston Symphony Orchestra-Boston Pops Orchestra-Tanglewood , the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies; Bronze: Blue Man Group


Favorite Scenic Railroad - Gold: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad; Silver: VIA Rail Canada; Bronze (two-way tie): Napa Valley Wine Train, White Pass & Yukon Gold Route Railroad


Favorite Group-friendly Restaurant - Gold: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store; Silver: The Court of Two Sisters; Bronze (three-way tie): Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Pier Restaurants, Planet Hollywood/Buca di Beppo


Favorite Museum for Groups - Gold (four-way tie): American Museum of Natural History, California Academy of Sciences, The Henry Ford, Smithsonian Institution; Silver (two-way tie): Newseum, the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum


Favorite Cruise Experience (Sightseeing, River or Big Ship) - Gold: Holland America Line Inc.; Silver (two-way tie): Entertainment Cruises, Maid of the Mist; Bronze (three-way tie): Jackson Hole Whitewater/Teton Expeditions Scenic Floats, Norwegian Cruise Line, Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry


Favorite Destination for Sun & Sand - Gold: VISIT FLORIDA; Silver: Mexico Tourism Board; Bronze: Visit California


Favorite Culinary Destination - Gold: New Orleans CVB; Silver (three-way tie): Visit California, New York State Division of Tourism, Travel Portland; Bronze (three-way tie): Japan National Tourism Organization, Rhode Island Tourism Division, Tourisme Québec


Favorite Faith-based Destination - Gold: Israel Ministry of Tourism; Silver: Tourisme Québec; Bronze (three-way tie): Amish Country of Northern Indiana, Destination DC, Jordan Tourism Board North America


Favorite Casino/Gaming Property - Gold: Beau Rivage by MGM Resorts International; Silver: Mohegan Sun; Bronze (two-way tie): Golden Nugget Hotel, Northern Quest Resort & Casino