Destination & Travel Foundation Annual Gala
This year's event was unlike any other year; giving every attendee a chance to experience the natural beauty of our destinations through our celebration of the National Park Service, our 2016 Spirit of Hospitality Honoree. Thanks for joining in the Centennial celebration of the National Park Service! We hope you experienced a little of the magic that happens when you get outside and explore the great outdoors.
The Destination and Travel Foundation was excited to hold the 2016 Annual Foundation Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building. This year's Foundation Gala immediately followed Destination Marketing Association International’s Destinations Showcase, providing destinations and industry partners an interactive setting to extend their day of networking with clients, colleagues and friends.
All proceeds from the event went directly to protect and advance the Foundation's efforts to demonstrate the value of destination marketing and the travel and tourism industry.
Spirit of Hospitality Award - U.S. National Park Service
“The National Park Service is honored to be recognized with the Spirit of Hospitality Award especially in light of the 2016 centennial, during which we invite everyone to Find Your Park. The national parks have a long and collaborative relationship with the tourism industry, working together to provide memorable visitor experiences and to ensure the long-term conversation of our nation’s cultural and natural heritage.” - Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service.
We would like to thank our 2016 Gala sponsors for their generous contributions to the event.
GALA PREMIER SPONSOR
Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
GALA WINE SPONSOR
Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Salt Lake
Visit Santa Barbara
NATIONAL PARKS EXPERIENCE
Louisiana Office of Tourism
South Carolina Tourism
NATIONAL PARKS VIRTUAL TOUR
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
REGISTRATION & BASE CAMP
Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
AFR Event Furnishings
Santa Barbara CVB
Santa Monica CVB
Greater Fort Lauderdale
Las Vegas CVB
Long Woods International
San Diego CVB
Team San Jose
NYC & Company
Richmond Region Tourism
Visit Newport Beach
Visit Tampa Bay