2013 EXCELENCIAS AWARDS PRESS RELEASE
The 2013 EXCELENCIAS AWARDSwere delivered within the framework of 2014 FITUR International Tourism Show, which was attended by ministers, governors, secretaries, authorities, boldface names from the travel sector and the gastronomy world, as well as national and international mass media.
The EXCELENCIAS AWARDS were founded in 2005 in a bid to foster excellence in different fields, all of them related to travel and tourism, mostly focused on the Caribbean region and the Americas. Since then, they have turned out to be a benchmark for those involved in this major industry who conduct they daily job with the purpose of achieving the goal of being excellent.
In 2010, we added the Excelencias Gourmet Awards that pursue the highlight outstanding projects related to gastronomy –an activity deeply linked to tourism. In 2012, we started to grant the Silvia Zorzanello in Memoriam Award as a tribute to the lifetime achievements of Silvia Zorzanello in Brazil, and this year we’ll be adding the Ramon Alvarez in Memoriam Award, to recognize either an institution or personality with major attainments and contributions to the MICE travel industry. Last but not least, we’ll also grant the Excellence Spirit Special Award to extol those projects that spearhead the ideal spirit of a society-friendly tourism.
In 2013, the jury –made up of seven personalities from different countries from the tourism, arts and gastronomy sectors, chaired by the President of the Excelencias Group- has handpicked the winners from a vast and varied selection of nominees from around the world. The votes cast in this poll are secret and cannot be appealed.
The winners of the 2013 edition are: