West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
Leisure Group Travel is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Inaugural American Group Travel Awards (AGTA). Created by HotelPlanner.com and Landor Travel Publications, AGTA recognizes organizations and individuals that represent the leaders in group travel. There are 25 award categories recognizing the best companies and destinations that service and deliver outstanding group travel experiences. AGTA nominees will be announced in the summer of 2014 and the awards will be presented at a gala dinner on November 11, 2014 in New York City.
As a sponsor, Leisure Group Travel readers will participate in the selection process for the awards, building upon the publisher’s annual Reader’s Choice program, now celebrating its 11th year.
Jeff Gayduk, Publisher of Leisure Group Travel, commented, “We’re excited to sponsor AGTA and help recognize excellence in the field of group travel. This live event takes our annual magazine awards to a new plateau. Partnering with HotelPlanner.com and Landor, two companies we have a rich history with, will bring much deserved recognition to the group travel industry.”
Tim Hentschel, CEO of HotelPlanner.com, said, “Leisure Group Travel readers will have an integral role in the AGTA voting. They will directly contribute to the recognition of the top North American organizations that deliver outstanding service for group travelers.”
HotelPlanner.com provides online services to the global group hotel sales market. Its service ensures the lowest rates by allowing customers to receive quotes online directly from hotel group sales managers. The company also provides mobile applications for booking group hotel reservations and owns and operates Meetings.com, a site that provides information on meeting and banquet venues around the world for corporate and association meeting planners. Its services allow customers to book hotels for business meetings, conferences, conventions, family reunions, weddings, extended stays, tours, military reunions, church events, and group travels. HotelPlanner.com was founded in 2002 and is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company opened its European headquarters in London, United Kingdom in 2012 and its Las Vegas western regional office in January 2014.