Since 2017, aio Media Group and the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association have partnered together to recognize tourism industry professionals, as well as the events, businesses and organizations that keep Hawai‘i a premier global destination.
This year, the nomination period runs from Dec. 2 – Feb. 7, 2020. Awards are given in 18 categories. Nominations are open to the public.
After the nomination period closes, the nominations are sorted by category and reviewed by a panel of five judges made of up representatives from aio Media Group and the Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Association and distinguished citizens with ties to the Hospitality & Tourism sector.
Judges rank nominations based on quality of the nominations, including the breadth and depth of the information submitted, and the overall impact the individual or business has made in their field.
Winners in each category are announced at the Gala Event, to be held June 26, 2020 on the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Best Attractions & Activities
Attraction or Adventure Company
Sports Tourism Event
Tourism Transportation Operator
Nominations Open: December 2
Nominations Close: February 7, 2020