Visit Charlotte recognizes outstanding partners
Visit Charlotte is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Partner of the Year Awards. Winners were nominated by Visit Charlotte employees for outstanding performance and partnership collaboration to grow the Charlotte region as a thriving visitor destination.
Each winning organization has worked closely with Visit Charlotte to benefit tourism to the Charlotte area and make the most of their partnership. The awards signify the gratitude and appreciation every member of the Visit Charlotte team has for the partners who work with us to extend our vision of Southern hospitality and world-class customer service. It is an opportunity to recognize those partners that have been truly exceptional to work with over the past year.
“Our partners deserve recognition and praise for all the hard work they do,” said Jerry Thornton, Partnership Development Sales Manager. “We wouldn’t be able to promote the region and inject billions of dollars into our local economy without the help of outstanding partners and assets like these.”
The leisure and hospitality industry is a major contributor to the local and national economy. In Mecklenburg County alone, the tourism industry generated about $3.7 billion in visitor expenditures in 2010 and employs more than 41,000 people.
The 2011 Partner of the Year award winners are:
Full Service Hotel: Holiday Inn Center City
Select Service Hotel: Hampton Inn Airport
Attraction: Levine Museum of the New South
Dining: Harper’s Restaurant Group
Nightlife & Entertainment: Howl at the Moon
Services: Charlotte Crown Guides
Professional of the Year: Jackie Berkowitz, Holiday Inn Center City