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Tourism – January 7, 2020

Tell Us About the Best People, Companies and Events in Hawai‘i Tourism

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Nominations for the annual aio Media Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Awards will be accepted until Feb. 7.

We want your nominations to honor the best in Hawai‘i tourism.

The annual aio Media Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Awards celebrate the top people, companies and nonprofits in six categories. Find the nomination forms at hawaiibusiness.com/hlta.

Nominations close Feb. 7, 2020. Winners will be announced at the gala awards event on June 26, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Great Lawn.

The six categories accepting nominations are:

 

Leadership in the Industry

These individuals have been leaders and innovators for Hawai‘i, its culture and its people. There are four awards in this category:

  • Cultural Advisor
  • Young Professional Achiever
  • Outstanding Contribution in Entertainment
  • Contribution to Tourism by an Individual
Ecotourism

The organization and businesses honored in this category have been sharing, preserving and promoting aloha for Hawai‘i’s natural environment and championed sustainable objectives. There are two awards in this category:

  • Agriculture Event Using Locally Grown Products
  • Achievement in Sustainability
Best Heritage & Cultural

These organizations, festivals and gatherings celebrate and advance Hawai‘i’s cultural lifestyle and showcase what makes Hawai‘i a special place. There are two awards in this category:

  • Destination
  • Festival
Best Attractions & Activities

These businesses provide visitors and locals with the most engaging ways to experience Hawai‘i by land, sea or air. There are three awards in this category:

  • Attraction or Adventure Company
  • Sports Tourism Event
  • Tourism Transportation Operator
Excellence in Food & Beverage

These places provide visitors and locals with Hawai‘i’s best dining experiences – always with the spirit of aloha. There are three awards in this category:

  • Casual Dining
  • Fine Dining
  • Pau Hana
Best Hotels & Accommodations

These accommodations deliver world-class customer services and allow their  guests to truly experience Hawaiʻi. There are four awards in this category:

  • Boutique
  • Small Hotel
  • Large Hotel
  • Luxury Accommodations

Each nomination will be considered by a panel of five judges and ranked based on quality of the nomination and overall impact made by the individual, business or event.

Nominations close Feb. 7, 2020. Find the nomination forms at hawaiibusiness.com/hlta.

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