Elite Meetings Magazine Selected as a Maggie Award Finalist

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Western Publishing Association Announces Winners April 24, 2009

Elite Meetings magazine - January 2009

This nomination reflects the work of staff that is dedicated to creating the definitive reference guide for planners

Elite Meetings magazine has been selected by the Western Publishing Association (WPA) as a finalist in the Guides, Catalogues, & Directories/Trade & Consumers category. The WPA's Maggie Awards have been called the Oscars of magazine publishing and recognize "the best in the West" of print and electronic publishing.

"It is indeed an honor to be a Maggie Award finalist in one of the publishing industry's most important competitions," says Kelly Foy, publisher of Elite Meetings magazine. "This nomination reflects the work of staff that is dedicated to creating the definitive reference guide for planners," he adds.

Elite Meetings magazine is distributed to corporate, association, and incentive planners. Along with articles on current industry trends, the magazine profiles resorts and hotels through informative articles, photography, and meeting-specific data that include rates, amenities, airport proximity, food & beverage options, meeting-room capacities, and more.

Approximately 100 judges, with expertise in the publishing industry, made the selections for the Maggies. Winners of the 58th Annual Maggie Awards will be announced at a black-tie affair in Los Angeles at the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles Airport on April 24, 2009.

Elite Meetings International is based in Santa Barbara, California, and connects top meeting and incentive planners with a hand-selected, independently evaluated group of upscale hotels and resorts throughout North America via their semiannual publication, Elite Meetings magazine and semiannual event, the Elite Meetings Alliance. Additionally, the company's Web site serves as a complimentary and commission-free RFP-generating engine and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing high-end hotels and resorts. For additional information, please visit http://www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805.730.1000.

Christine Lai
Elite Meetings International, Inc.

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