Jacksonville Beach, Florida, December 13, 2011 – The Boat Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Hunter H. McIntosh, has been named one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing by the Hospitality Sales Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for 2011.
Considered the travel and hospitality industry’s “who’s who list”, McIntosh joins a distinguished group of honorees known for “habitually exemplifying traits indicative of the bestsales and marketing professionals in the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.”
A panel of prominent industry experts who possess exceptional knowledge of the hospitality industry selected winners. The Top 25 recognition is held in conjunction with HSMAI’s annual Adrian Awards, which honors excellence in travel and hospitality marketing in the categories of advertising, public relations and digital marketing.
This is one of several industry awards McIntosh and The Boat Company have received this year. “I am honored to have been recognized by my peers for my work in the field of sales & marketing,” McIntosh said. The Boat Company was honored with three 2011 Magellan Awards, citing excellence in service and marketing, and an Adrian Award in 2010 for Leader in Sustainable Tourism.
The 2011 Top 25 recipients will be honored at a private VIP reception hosted by Expedia Media Solutions and on stage during the Adrian Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on February 27, 2012.
About The Boat Company | The Boat Company, incorporated in Alaska in 1979, is the only conservation oriented, non-profit cruise operator in Alaska. They offer guests the opportunity to see magnificent animals in their natural habitat, all while educating on the importance of conserving the Tongass National Forest – thelargest in our national forest system, and the last remaining significant stand of temperate rainforest in the northern hemisphere. A portion of every guest’s reservation is tax deductible with the proceeds going to the year round conservation efforts. F
About HSMAI | The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and theirpartners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. www.hsmai.org