FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2013
Ann Flower Communications
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure ShowTM Announces Best of Show Winners
Record Breaking Event Recognizes Japan National Tourism Organization, Turkish Culture & Tourism Office, Yosemite Experience Pavilion, Tourism Malaysia, ANA All Nippon Airways, and Katika Africa Safaris for their excellence at the 2013 L.A. Travel & Adventure Show
LOS ANGELES – Unicomm, LLC, organizers of the nation’s largest series of travel shows announced today the “Best of Show” winners of its record breaking 8th Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show® held at the Long Beach Convention Center, January 12-13. The event set a new record with over 28,000 active travel enthusiasts and travel trade attending as well as 366 exhibitors, making it the largest travel show in the United States.
The 2013 “Best of Show Audience Engagement” award was presented to Japan National Tourism Organization.
“Tourism is all about hospitality and elegance. The Japan National Tourism Organization displayed a new booth right at the front door of the show this year, but eclipsing the booth was the engaging staff and partners from JNTO, their magnificent cultural performers and their exquisite display of heritage,” said Unicomm CEO John Golicz. “Japan was a perfect host to the thousands of attendees that entered Travel & Adventure Show this year.”
The “Best of Show Booth Design” award went to Turkish Culture & Tourism Office.
“Turkish Culture & Tourism Office displayed an all new booth at the Travel & Adventure Show and we heard many compliments from attendees and exhibitors alike about the professional display, ease of visitor welcome and the ideal way Turkish Culture & Tourism partners were represented and able to engage attendees. It was stunning,” stated Golicz.
The “Best of Show Regional Pavilion” award went to Yosemite Experience Pavilion.
The Yosemite Experience Pavilion encompassed nearly a complete aisle of the show floor and included Mono County Tourism, Redwoods in Yosemite, Yosemite Resorts, DNC Parks and Resorts-Yosemite, Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce, and the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.
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“For the second straight year, Yosemite area partners collaborated to create a micro-environment on the show floor. From National Park scenery to rock walls to a highly motivated staff of professionals, Yosemite rocked the California section of the show. We never cease to be impressed by their ever-increasing creativity and audience engagement,” said Golicz.
The “Best of Show New Exhibitor” award went to ANA All Nippon Airways.
“The ANA booth was the first of its kind at a Travel & Adventure Show. ANA demonstrated its unique and luxurious business class and premium economy seating, creating a plane interior within the show. The non-stop crowd in the booth was all the judging we needed to make this award decision,” emphasized Golicz.
The “Best of Show Cultural Interaction” was awarded to Tourism Malaysia.
“Tourism Malaysia once again received the “Best of Show Cultural Interaction” award. This year marked an increased presence on the show floor for Malaysia-more artistic booth design and even more cultural dancers, musicians and experiences for the show’s attendees. Bravo!” exclaimed Golicz.
The “Best of Show New Tour Operator” Award went to Katika Africa Safaris.
“Each year one new exhibitor captures the heart and soul of the Travel & Adventure Show. This year Katika Africa did everything right - from their unique on-floor, tricked out Safari Vehicle and their support of pre-show public relations initiatives, to their gracious and professional staff, Katika Africa grabbed every attendee’s imagination and fostered a wanderlust to visit Africa ASAP,” said Golicz.
Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, and the MultiScreen Summit™; the Travel & Adventure Show™ in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco Bay Area. For more information: www.unicomm.org.