2007 World Tourism Award Honorees Announced At Corinthia Hotels’ Press Breakfast In New York
Three Inspiring Leaders of American Tourism Society Will be Honoured At Awards Ceremony at World Travel Market in November
Tony Potter, CEO, Corinthia Hotels, as co-sponsor of the World Tourism Award with American Express, International Herald Tribune and Reed Travel Exhibitions, announced on Sept. 19 the 2007 honorees at a press breakfast at Tavern on the Green, New York City. The annual Award will be presented in London at World Travel Market, the premier global showcase of the travel industry, on November 12, 2007 at Excel Centre.
The 2007 Honorees are three inspiring and visionary leaders of the American Tourism Society (ATS), Alex Harris, CTC Chairman, ATS and Chairman General Tours, one of the Co-Founders of ATS; Michael Stolowitzky, President & CEO, and H.E. Senator Akel Biltaji, of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Chair, Mediterranean /Red Sea Council.
The 2007 Honorees will be recognized for “their extraordinary vision and inspiring leadership in their respective roles as leaders in the American Tourism Society, through which they have fostered the establishment of emerging destinations into the main stream of tourism; supported the training and development of local tourism companies and organizations; and have contributed to tourism becoming a vital factor in the fast-paced growth of employment in local economies.”
The American Tourism Society (ATS), a nonprofit, nonpolitical travel industry organization established in 1989, focuses on transformational destinations. Its membership includes tour operators, hotels and resorts, international airlines, cruise lines, Government Tourist Offices, meeting and incentive planners, travel agents, tourism, educators and public relations and marketing firms dedicated to promoting, developing and expanding high-quality, reliable travel between North America and the ATS destination areas: the Baltics, Central and Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Russia.
The World Tourism, Award inaugurated in 1997 and celebrating its 10th Anniversary, was established to recognize “the extraordinary initiatives by individuals, companies, organizations, destinations and attractions for outstanding accomplishments in the travel industry.”
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