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Florida's Sports Coast Awards:
This award is designed to recognize an individual that works on the front-line in handling guest experience and is someone that repeatedly goes above and beyond to make every guest feel special. This is the person that guests remember and ask for by name when they return for their next visit to Florida’s Sports Coast.
Florida’s Sports Coast Ambassador of the Year
The tourism industry ambassador of the year will be presented to an individual whose professionalism, dedication, attitude, and quality of service best exemplify excellence in the tourism industry in Pasco County.
Partner of the Year
This award recognizes a partner of Florida’s Sports Coast who has gone above and beyond in supporting the Destination Management Office and the surrounding community. Successful nominations will include letters of recommendation and any applicable supporting materials (news articles, photos, etc.).
Attraction of the Year
This award is for attractions whose work has resulted in a year of notable accomplishment (i.e., development of new business markets, substantial growth in revenue or attendance, special outreach). Nominations should show concrete results; explanations can include descriptions of advertising/promotional campaigns, special celebrations or commemorations.
This award recognizes extraordinary on-the-job performance by a person new to the travel and tourism industry. Nominee’s initial employment in the industry must have come between January 1, 2015 and October 31, 2020. Nominations will be evaluated on leadership, enthusiasm for the industry, innovation, successful programs or events, and other performance-related accomplishments. Extra consideration goes to nominees who are involved in the industry outside of their normal employment. The nominee should be an effective advocate to the public, their government, and their tourism peers, in relation to the travel and tourism industry. Employers, supervisors or colleagues may nominate individuals.
Presented to an individual who has shown a long lasting and permanent contribution to the Pasco County tourism industry over the years. A nominee for this award should have 10 years or more of distinguished service to the tourism industry.