The world's leading Partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms, WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, announced today that it is launching a Destination Awards programme. Developed by Worldcom's Travel and Tourism Practice Group, the professional awards will honour public relations and marketing programmes that demonstrate the highest standards within the international travel and tourism industry.
Winning organisations will be selected from the following six distinct categories: events with budgets of less than US$100,000; events with budgets of more than US$100,000; programmes of less than US$200,000; programmes of more than US$200,000; crisis management; and originality in public relations. Those that wish to vie for an award, can submit their entries on the Destination Awards website, where they will be voted upon by the larger community. Community members will have the opportunity to vote anonymously for finalists of their choice within each category. Judges from the Worldcom Travel and Tourism Practice Group, as well as selected professionals from the international travel and tourism industry, will choose the winners of the Destination Awards from the list of finalists, as determined by the community's votes.
'Worldcom's Destination Awards will put a spotlight on great international marketing and PR programmes within this industry,' said Norman Stowe of the Pace Group, Vancouver, Canada and Chairperson of Worldcom's Travel and Tourism Practice Group. "As leaders in the field of public relations, Worldcom is witness to remarkable programmes all over the globe and we feel compelled to give innovative and creative organisations the accolades they deserve,' adds Stowe.
The Destination Awards will accept entries starting today and voting can begin anytime thereafter. The deadline for submissions will be on 30 April 2012. Following the judging process, The Worldcom Travel and Tourism Practice Group will announce the six category prize winners on 15 May 2012.