The Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York Receives Its Second Consecutive Pinnacle Award

The Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York has once again been named oneof the world’s best International Official Tourist Organizations and willreceive a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings.

The mark of excellence for meeting destinations, the 2012 Pinnacle Award winners were selected by readers ofSuccessful Meetings via online ballots for doing an outstanding job servicingtheir meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions duringthe previous year.

Cindy Hoddeson, Director,Meeting & Incentive Sales, cited the support from the Monaco Government TouristOffice in New York to enhance group programs as one of the many reasons Monacoreceived the Pinnacle Award.  “Certainly,there are tangible reasons for meeting planners to rank Monaco so highly,including US dollar-guaranteed meeting and incentive packages, as well as VATreclamation on housing, food and beverage,” said Hoddeson. 

“But, what’s most rewardingabout this award is that it also recognizes Monaco’s dedication to sustainabletourism and the corporate social responsibility initiatives undertaken by theNew York office every year,” she continued. “This distinction also rewards the manyinitiatives encouraging social responsibility and business promotion developedeach year by our office in collaboration with Monaco’s Consulate General in NewYork and the US branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for theenvironment.”

The Pinnacle Award earned areputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence amongmeeting planners and hoteliers alike.  2012marks the 28th year the Pinnacle Awards have recognized Hotels, the 22ndyear Pinnacle has included the efforts of CVBs and NTOs and the 16thyear of Conference Center Awards. 

Readers of Successful Meetings – professionals who are decision makersfor planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs– voted for thewinners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based ontheir professional experiences worldwide for the top hotels, conferencecenters, and CVBs. The 2012 Pinnacle Award Winners will be listed in the AugustPinnacle Registry in print and online at

The Pinnacle Awards recognizereader/planner selections of the leading meeting destination venues and supportorganizations across the United States and internationally.

Formore information, please contact the Monaco Government Tourist Office (MGTO) at565 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017; phone (800) 753-9696 or (212) 286-3330;or via e-mail at [email protected].Information and links are available via the Monaco Government Tourist Officeweb site at us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

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