Since 2007, the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) has represented leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. Cultural and Heritage to travelers from throughout the USA and around the world. The primary initiative of this travel trade association is to market U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism experiences to domestic and international visitors by publishing dozens of exciting itineraries at TheCulturalTraveler.com and promoting these via social media and travel trade partnerships.
USCHT also publishes an annual guide, The Cultural Traveler, in partnership with Shop America Alliance, co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural Tourism and the SASI-ONE Awards in partnership with Shop America Alliance and provides market research on the cultural and heritage traveler.
For additional information about the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, visit TheCulturalTraveler.com or contact Anita Boeker via e-mail at email@example.com or call 760.703.6020.
Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mark Travel Corporation was honored as the Shop America Tour Operator of the Year, in recognition of its leadership in the travel industry. Caterina Westfahl, Product Manager, Mark International was presented with the award by Rosemary McCormick, President, Shop America Alliance at the ONE Travel Conference SASI-ONE Awards Breakfast at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Thursday, January 30th.
Mark Travel and its vacation companies are actively engaged in marketing Shop America Tours and promoting Shop America VIP offers. Mark International has co-sponsored the annual Shop America IPW Reception, "IPW's Most Fashionable Event" for the past decade.
The Mark Travel Corporation is a global organization and recognized leader in the business of making vacation dreams come true. With service to more than 1,100 destinations worldwide, Mark Travel and its vacation companies provide value, superb care and complete End-to-End service. Mark Travel's focus is on providing customers with the ultimate vacation experience including special Shopping, Dining and Cultural packages. High profile vacation companies owned, managed, or affiliated with The Mark Travel Corporation include: Blue Sky Tours in Hawaii, Brand G. Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Funway Holidays International - UK, Mark International, MGM Resorts Vacations, My Destination Wellness, United Vacations and Southwest Airlines Vacations.
“Shop America salutes Mark International and all its partners for their leadership in the travel industry and congratulates them on receiving this well deserved honor. Shop America Alliance has been very fortunate to have partnered with Mark Travel for over 15 years and sincerely value their leadership and commitment to excellent customer service,” said Rosemary McCormick, President of Shop America Alliance.
The Tour Operator of the Year is one of four special SASI-ONE Awards (SASI = Shop America Salutes Innovation) for marketing excellence presented at the SASI-ONE Breakfast. Brandace Bruning, of CenterCal Properties was the SASI-ONE Awards Chairperson and awards sponsor. SASI-ONE Awards recognize prominent leaders in the tourism industry for their vision and commitment to developing shopping and cultural tourism.
Along with the 7 SASI-ONE Gold Awards and 12 SASI-ONE Merit Awards for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence, 4 SASI-ONE Special Award Recipients were honored in the categories of Shop America Tour Operator of the Year, TravMedia Tourism Journalist of the Year, Cultural & Heritage Tourism Destination of the Year and the SASI-ONE Chairman’s Award. The achievements of SASI-ONE Winners from throughout the USA, Mexico and Latin America and the winners of the special awards were showcased in a video presentation that can be viewed at ONEtravelconference.com
About Shop America Alliance:Shop America Alliance is the travel trade organization representing hundreds of the premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers, museum stores and outlets in North America. Founded in 1998, Shop America Alliance co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 200 shopping tours in 40 cities. For more information, visit shopamericatours.com or call 707.224.3795.
About US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing CouncilUS Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) is a travel trade association marketing US cultural and heritage tourism experiences both nationally and internationally. USCHT represents leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. cultural and heritage to travelers throughout the United States and around the world, co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook and sponsors market research on the Cultural and Heritage Traveler. For more information, visit USCHT.com and TheCulturalTraveler.com or call 843.341.6392.
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