Aqua Recognized as Among the Best World-Wide


November 17, 2014

aqua_adrian_awardsAqua has been honored by Hospitality Sales & Marketing International (HSMAI) for having devised some of the world’s best marketing communication in the tourism, travel and hospitality industries.

Its work was chosen by an international field of judges selected to review entries into HSMAI’s Adrian Awards, the world’s top awards program for the travel and tourism industry, drawing over 1,200 entrants worldwide. The awards will be presented at the Adrian Awards Gala, February 22, 2015 in New York City.

“As a firm specializing in destination marketing, tourism and travel, it is an honor to have our work recognized among the best in the world. The broad scope of work recognized is a credit to our talented staff and firmly demonstrates the world-class caliber of our team,” said Aqua President, Dave Di Maggio.

Aqua’s work included sales collateral targeting the Sports Marketing segment, a public relations/sales promotion targeting pet-travel, and a public relations/sales promotion targeting men’s travel. The men’s travel promotion is believed to be a first in the travel/hospitality industry.

“We chose Aqua for their deep understanding of destination marketing and tourism as well as for their demonstrated expertise in the industry,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It is great confirmation that our work together is on track, and that the team we’ve assembled is among the best.”

Judges for the competition were chosen from experts in the fields of tourism, travel, hospitality and media. Entries were rigorously judged against specific objectives and for their ability to obtain demonstrated results.

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 statewide acclaim in the destination marketing/tourism industry through Visit Florida’s Flagler Awards. Visit Florida is the state’s public-private partnership promoting visitation to the state, with the Flagler Awards recognizing the best tourism marketing in the state.


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