Tourism Partners Bring ESTO Awards Home

Casey Knopik and Aaaron Liersemann, Tourism Specialists focusing on destination development for Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, were honored at the annual U.S. Travel Association’s ESTO conference in Minneapolis, Minn. They received the Destination Council’s Rising Star Award. The award is given to someone who works within a destination marketing organization with three or less years of experience and is creating positive change in the industry. Read the press release.

And, congratulations to Travel Portland for their Destiny award in International Marketing. The Destinations Council Destiny Award program recognizes U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and promotion at the local and regional level; and foster the development of imaginative and innovative destination marketing promotion programs and activities. See the list of Destiny Award recipients.