HGA Recognized as Maritz Travel Supplier of the Year


Hosts Global Alliance (HGA) joined industry suppliers and Maritz Travel incentive planners in Las Vegas last week at the 2015 Maritz Collaborative for three days of educational presentations, one on one sessions, and networking.

As part of the 4th Annual Maritz Collaborative, Maritz team members came together to recognize top suppliers with the distinction of Maritz Travel Supplier of the Year. Hosts Global Alliance was honored to be recognized among these suppliers. This distinct privilege, which is decided by all employees of Maritz, demonstrates the incredible partnership that HGA has built with Maritz Travel. Karen Christensen, VP of Sales for Hosts Global Alliance, comments, “I am so proud of the HGA team for being recognized as the Maritz Travel Supplier of the Year. We truly value the relationship we have built with Maritz Travel and look forward to many years of continued success together.”

When selecting the Maritz Travel Supplier of the Year, there is a set of criteria that is evaluated. From hotel groups to DMC consortiums, all supplier recommendations are gauged to ensure that the suppliers selected are the best of the best in their industry niche. Linda Schweiss, Director of Supplier Relations for Maritz Travel, remarks, “We, at Maritz Travel, have enjoyed our partnership with Hosts Global Alliance for many years. HGA continues to raise the bar with their service levels and creativity with Maritz and our valued clients.”

Some comments made by Maritz Travel employees about HGA on the submission forms include:

  •  “HGA is always very professional, yet treats us like family. The value they bring to a program is always appreciated.”
  • “HGA goes above and beyond for our programs. Between coming up with new ideas, knowing what we need before WE know we need it, and always being upbeat, fun, and easy to work with, they are the best DMC out there.”
  • “HGA is a true partner and always finds ways to better help us in the sales process. They ask for feedback and look for ways to make our jobs easier, and we really appreciate that.”

In addition to being recognized as the Maritz Travel 2015 Supplier of the Year, HGA was proud to be a destination sponsor for the Maritz Collaborative. During the general session meetings, attendees experienced firsthand the incredible event design and décor that HGA is accustomed to producing.

Marty MacKay, DMCP, President of HGA, remarks, “We continue to deliver excellence and display our H Factor with every event we produce, and this extraordinary honor is another example of our success in doing just that. We are overjoyed with this recognition from those that we have worked so closely with at Maritz.”

Maritz Travel Company – consisting of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient – is one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the areas of corporate, association, government and tradeshows. Through experience design, Maritz Travel Company helps transform organizations and people through the event experience. For more information, please visit www.maritztravel.com.

Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), is a worldwide consortium of select Destination Management Companies. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global Alliance delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. HGA currently represents over 50 Destination Management Companies, servicing over 190 locations. Hosts Global Alliance provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere.

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Katie Davis
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