May 14-15, 2018 | Concord, NH | "NH's Main Street"
Nominations must be received by March 30, 2018
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2018 New Hampshire Travel Council Award Categories
Since 1981, the New Hampshire Travel Council has recognized and acknowledged those individuals and businesses in the travel and tourism industry that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in their field. Sponsored annually by the Travel Council, the awards program publicly recognizes and honors businesses and individuals for their significant impact on New Hampshire’s visitor industry.
Dick Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award
Dick Hamilton, who served as president of White Mountains Attractions for 35 years, was one of the original founders of the New Hampshire Travel Council. He was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Travel Council in 1997 and the award was subsequently named for him.
This award will be presented to an individual who has made long-lasting and permanent contributions to the visitor industry over many years. Recipients of this award will have shown leadership and have contributed greatly to the progress of the industry, their involvement in boards, and their community.
Mildred Beach Travel Person of the Year
Millie Beach was a long-time executive director of the Lakes Region Association and was one of the founding members of the New Hampshire Travel Council. Millie was honored as Travel Person of the Year by the Travel Council in 1981 and the award has since been named for her.
This award will be presented to an individual who has made a significant and continuing personal contribution to the advancement of the travel industry during the previous year. Recipients of this award will have demonstrated leadership within the visitor industry, generosity relative to community relations and corporate giving, and strong business ethics.
The Visit New Hampshire Award
This award recognizes outstanding integrated marketing and promotional campaigns for 2017. The successful recipient will be an individual and/or company/organization that plans and produces marketing campaigns and materials that promote New Hampshire tourism. There are two categories: an integrated marketing campaign with a total budget of greater than $10,000, and an integrated marketing campaign with a total budget of less than $10,000. The integrated campaign must include a minimum of three elements such as: print advertising, print direct mail, email, broadcast, PR, website design, social media, video, print collateral.
Business Excellence/Sustainability Award
This award will be presented to a tourism business that has achieved significant success or growth and provides excellent customer service. The business will have exhibited strong community and charitable involvement during the past year, devoted time and energy to their community in a meaningful way or blazed trails so that others may follow.
This award could also be presented to a business or individual associated with the visitor industry who employs sound environmental practices, educates the public about the importance of sustainability and/or is proactive in its approach to using locally-sourced goods whenever reasonably possible.