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Awards, Accolades & Anniversaries

Recognition for Tucson's travel industry, accolades for jobs well-done & anniversaries of tourism partners.

Awards & Accolades

Tucson Destination & Visit Tucson Partners (updated October 2018)

Visit Tucson & Tucson Destination Marketing Awards

  • Association Conventions & Facilities magazine - Distinctive Achievement Award, August/September 2017 
  • Cvent, Inc. - Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States - 2013 , 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Facilities & Destinations - Top Destination Award from Facilities & Destinations magazine, (the award is voted on by the publication's readership of over 51,000 association and corporate meeting planners) - 2013
  • Corporate & Incentive Travel magazineAward of Excellence for service to meeting and incentive planners, selected by the subscribers - 1989, 1993, 1996-2001, 2005-2007, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Meetings and Conventions Magazine, Hall of Fame Inductee: Gold Service - 1988, 1990-2014
  • Gold Service Award for Professionalism, Dedication and Service to Corporate and Association Meeting Planners - 1988, 1990 through 2017 (27 consecutive years) 
  • Successful Meetings Magazine, Pinnacle Award for Outstanding Destination Support Organization - 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000-2017 (20 consecutive years)     

Visit Tucson Organization & Staff Awards 

  • RoxAnne Erickson, Visit Tucson, Outstanding Customer Service, "U.S. Radar Sites in Iceland" Military Reunion, April 2017
  • Felipe Garcia, EVP, Visit Tucson, The Most Influential Tucson Man, Arizona Foothills Magazine, December 22, 2016
  • Mary Rittmann & Dan Gibson, Southern Arizona Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, IMPACT Award, Public Relations Category, Visit Tucson’s Culinary Campaign, October 2016  
  • Mary Rittmann & Dan Gibson, Arizona Governor’s Tourism Award for Public Relations, June 2016
  • Felipe Garcia, Tucson Global Business Executive of the Year, Global Chamber Tucson, March 2016
  • Gold Addy Award (Tucson), “Integrated Brand Identity Campaign”, Tucson Festival of Films, March 2016  
  • Jackie Ludwig, David J. Nivison Award for Excellence in Tourism, 2016
  • Platinum Choice Award, excellence in meetings services, Smart Meetings, 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Gold Service Award, excellence in meetings sales and services, Meetings & Conventions, (26 consecutive years, most recently in September 2015)
  • Pinnacle Award, excellence in meetings sales and services, Successful Meetings, (18-time recipient, most recently in August 2015); 
  • Visit Tucson, four-year accreditation renewal, Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, DMAI, September 2015
  • Three Addy Awards (Tucson): 1) Gold for All Souls Procession story; 2) Silver for Randy Houser “Like a Cowboy” campaign; and 3) Bronze for Visit Tucson’s 2014-15 marketing plan, March 2015
  • Felipe Garcia, David J. Nivison Award for Excellence in Tourism, 2013
  • Anne Maxon, David J. Nivison Award for Excellence in Tourism, 2012
  • Pamela Traficanti, Member of the Month Award, Arizona Sunbelt Chapter, Meeting Professionals International (MPI), 2010

Anniversaries - Visit Tucson's Partners

  • Tanque Verde Ranch, locally and privately owned, celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018.
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, locally and privately owned, marks its 65th anniversary in 2018.
  • Hotel Congress, locally and privately owned, celebrates 100 years in 2019.
  • The Tucson Museum of Art, founded in 1924, celebrates 95 years in 2019.

Contact

Mary Rittmann

Senior Director of PR & Communications​

MRittmann@VisitTucson.org

800-638-8350 ext. 127

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Dan Gibson

Director of Communications

DGibson@VisitTucson.org 

800-638-8350 ext. 133 

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