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.
Destination Council Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program
This mentorship program develops an environment for destination marketing professionals who are on the rise.
Aims to foster the development of innovative destination marketing promotion programs and actives by recognizing organizations for excellence and creative accomplishment in travel marketing and promotion.
Distinguished Travel Champion Awards
An annual honor presented to Members of Congress, 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.
Grassroots Travel Champion Award
Presented to one travel industry organization for exhibiting outstanding leadership in grassroots advocacy and outreach in their communities.
Recognizes state and territory tourism office members for excellence and creative accomplishment in marketing and promotion.
State Tourism Director of the Year Award
Honors a tourism director who has clearly influenced the obvious 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.