"Anyone that has partnered with any of our team members understands why the MTCVB has received this honor," said Jonathan Walker, MTCVB President and CEO. "Ours is a world-class team and we are so proud to be recognized for the hard work and talent that has allowed us to set the bar for customer service, cohesion, and efficacy in the destination management field."
The 2011 Pinnacle Award winners is published and distributed to more than 50,000 meetings planners via Successful Meetings magazine. A comprehensive Pinnacle Award list is also available online at successfulmeetings.com.
The MTCVB is the liaison between tour operators and meeting planners and its 600+ partnership of businesses in Tucson and Southern Arizona. The Bureau's efforts support the Tucson and Southern Arizona region's $2.5 billion hospitality industry, which generates approximately 6.7 million overnight visitors annually, and sustains roughly 22,300 jobs in direct employment.
The MTCVB is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the Tucson area as a convention, visitor, and film production destination. It is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and its 600 individual and business members. Go to visitTucson.org or call 1.800.638.8350 for further information.
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The mission of the Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau is to drive and enhance the economic prosperity of the metro Tucson area by promoting, selling and marketing the region for meetings, conventions and leisure-based tourism.