HSMAI to Honor Aqua for Outstanding Travel Marketing


November 27, 2018

Aqua Adrian Awards
Award Winners to be Celebrated at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala January 22, 2019, in New York City

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honor Aqua Marketing & Communications with six Adrian Awards (one Gold, two Bronze, and three Silver) for advertising, public relations and digital marketing excellence for its winning entries in the 62nd annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition.

“Winning six Adrian Awards not only distinguishes us as innovators of our industry but, more so, confirms that our staff continues to successfully deliver measureable results for clients,” said Dave DiMaggio, President of Aqua Marketing & Communications. “We are honored to have an expert panel of tourism/travel professionals drawn from across the globe acknowledge our hard work and dedicated staff. Between this and three Flagler awards our agency received last month from the state’s tourism marketing corporation, VISIT FLORIDA, we have a lot of reasons to celebrate all we’ve been able to achieve for our clients.”

The recent recognition is only the latest in a string of consistent wins for the agency. Recognized through a variety of awards recognizing the best in marketing communication, Aqua has also garnered nationwide acclaim in the destination marketing/tourism industry through the American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs) and statewide acclaim from VISIT FLORIDA’s Flagler Awards for excellence in tourism marketing.

“The Adrian Awards celebrate travel marketing innovators whose awesome creativity and hard work are integral not only to the success of their companies, but to the continued growth of the hospitality industry as a whole,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “HSMAI will be proud to recognize these award winners and their outstanding campaigns at the Adrian Awards Gala.”

Aqua Marketing & Communications will be honored during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on January 22, 2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Attended by nearly 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives, this elegant affair is a must-attend industry event. The Adrian Awards Dinner Reception & Gala, recognized as a Top 100 Event in New York City by BizBash, will celebrate award-winning work and the people behind it, lifetime achievement, and the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization.

Winning entries will be viewable in the winners’ gallery on the Adrian Awards website. Visit for more information on the event and competition and to view the Adrian Awards Winners’ Gallery.

Winning Entries:

Gold:   Bradenton Area CVB – Beaches and Brews Video
Silver:   Emerald Coast CVB – “Count On” Television :30
Silver:   Bradenton Area CVB – Dallas Pop Up Event
Silver:   Bradenton Area CVB – Craft Your Own Vacation Print Campaign
Bronze:   Bradenton Area CVB – Craft Your Own Vacation Digital Campaign
Bronze:   Bradenton Area CVB – Craft Your Own Vacation – Tell Others And Win


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