Hosts Global Alliance (HGA) continues their reputation of excellence as DMC members were presented with prestigious awards at the 2016 Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This year, HGA had the highest number of award finalists for the ADME International Awards, with a record breaking 25 finalists. On Saturday evening, HGA members proudly accepted their Honors presented at the ADME International Awards Gala among their DMC peers. 13 HGA Members were recognized with awards for various achievements within the hospitality industry.
Jennifer Patino, DMCP, CEO of Hosts Global, comments, “The incredible number of HGA award finalists and recognition attest to the creativity and professionalism of our select DMC member portfolio. At Hosts, our vision is realized through our “H Factor”; with Honors as a key component that differentiates Hosts Global. I feel such pride in knowing that we have built a superb Alliance of DMC members who really embrace everything that it means to be a Hosts Global Alliance DMC.”
The winning HGA Members include:
2016 Achievement Award Finalists
Best Creative Activity – Best Teambuilding Activity – Ultimate Ventures
Best Creative Activity – Best Tour Program – AXS Group, LLC
Best Logistics – Transportation – AXS Group, LLC
Best Innovative Events under $50,000 – Hosts New Orleans
Best Innovative Events $50,001 – $100,000 – Hosts Las Vegas
2016 Excellence Awards Finalists
Excellence in Cultural and Tradition Integration – Hadler DMC
Excellence in Entertainment Production – Hosts New Orleans
Excellence in Event Décor/Design – Roberts Event Group
Excellence in Incentive Travel Programming or Service – +39 Italy
Excellence in Site Inspection & Technical Production – AXS Group, LLC
2016 Recognition Finalists
Destination Management Professional of the Year – Jennifer Patino, DMCP, Hosts Global AND Alexander Rodionov, DMCP, CMP, Tsar Events DMC & PCO
Volunteer of the Year – Denise Marie Germano, Hosts Global Alliance
When asked what sets HGA DMCs apart from others in the destination management arena, Marty MacKay, DMCP, HGA President, remarked, “The key component that makes our DMCs great is that our members live the Hosts vision day in and day out. They truly display the H Factor in everything they do. We make a point to only select DMCs that align with our vision and company culture. It’s our extra something special!”
Hosts Global Vision
Hospitality – Hosts delivers. Every time, everywhere.
Happiness – Create it. Enjoy it. Live it. Every day.
Heart – Open it. Share it. Make a difference.
Hip – Be fresh. Be bold. Be unique.
Honors – Work hard. Win together.
Heroes – For each other. For our community. For our industry.
At Hosts we define this as The H Factor.
The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADME International) is the only global non-profit association dedicated to increasing the professionalism and effectiveness of destination management through education, promotion of ethical practices, and availability of information to the meetings, convention, and incentive travel industries, as well as the general public. ADME International represents more than 200 Destination Management Companies (DMC) throughout the world.
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.
Global Reach. Local Experts.