Recognizing outstanding contributions
U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders
Recognizes individuals who have made sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement, and raised industry-wide standards.
Distinguished Travel Champion Awards
The Distinguished Travel Champion Awards are an annual honor presented to four Members of Congress (one Democrat and one Republican, from both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, respectively), as well as one Executive Branch official, for exhibiting outstanding leadership in Congress and the Administration to enact policies that spur increased travel to and within the United States.
DMO Rising Star Award
The Destinations Council DMO Rising Star is a professional who works within a DMO, has three or less years of experience in the industry and is creating positive change in an always-changing industry.
Aims to foster the development of innovative destination marketing promotion programs and activities by recognizing organizations for excellence and creative accomplishment in travel marketing and promotion.
Grassroots Travel Champion Award
The Grassroots Travel Champion Award is an annual honor presented to one travel industry organization for exhibiting outstanding leadership in grassroots advocacy and outreach in their communities.
Recognizes members for excellence and creative accomplishment in state and territory tourism marketing and promotion.
State Tourism Director of the Year Award
Honors a tourism director who has clearly influenced the obvious and measurable improvement of a state or territory's "travel and tourism profile" with his or her leadership.
Travel Writer Awards
Recognizes outstanding work in print journalism for United States travel destination stories by domestic or international media who attend IPW.