Destination Directory

Readers' Choice Awards 2019 Winners

There are so many wonderful and diverse travel experiences awaiting groups. Eating, sleeping and shopping are important—so important—but what about the best bird's-eye view of your destination? The best adventure? The best hands-on experience?

The 2019 Groups Today Readers Choice Awards winners are in! We hope you'll find your favorites and discover some unexpected selections to inspire your travels and itineraries. Click here to read more!


CBV or DMO: City/Region

Lousiville CVB | Saundra Robertson

Honorable Mentions: Destination Cleveland: Jane Tougouma | Elizabeth DMO: Jennifer Costa | Long Beach Package Travel: Ragan Myers | Ottawa Tourism: Kelly Dean

 CBV or DMO: State/Province

Maryland Office of Tourism | Rich Gilbert

Honorable Mentions: Alabama Tourism Department: Rosemary Judkins | Circle Wisconsin: Wendy Dobrzynski | Tour Colorado: Carrie Whitley | Travel Manitoba: Melanie Swenarchuk

 Hotel: Boutique or Historic

Inn on Biltmore Estate

Honorable Mentions: French Lick Resort | The Grand Hotel | Hotel Belleclaire | Trapp Family Lodge

Hotel: Large Group


Honorable Mentions: Drury Inns | Embassy Suites | Hampton Inn | Hilton

Beer or Wine Trail

Asheville, North Carolina

Honorable Mentions: Columbus, Ohio | Finger Lakes, New York | Grand Rapids, Michigan | Sonoma, California

 Dining Experience

Hard Rock Cafe

Honorable Mentions: Buca Di Beppo Italian Restaurant | Golden Corral | Heartland Brewery Group | Medieval Times

 Hands-On Experience

Madame Tussauds

Honorable Mentions: College Football Hall of Fame | Corning Museum of Glass | Historic RCA Studio B – Country Music Hall of Fame | Turkey Hill Experience

Sightseeing Tour

Hornblower Cruises

Honorable Mentions: Blue & Gold Fleet | Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures | City Sightseeing | Maverick Aviation Group


Top of the Rock Observation Deck

Honorable Mentions: CN Tower | Grand Canyon National Park | ICON Orlando | Skydeck Chicago


Tulip Time

Honorable Mentions: Artscape Baltimore | Cheyenne Frontier Days | Virginia Arts Festival | World Pride NYC

Venue for the Arts

Carnegie Hall

Honorable Mentions: Dolby Theatre | Fox Theatre Atlanta | Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Lincoln Center


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Honorable Mentions: 9/11 Memorial & Museum | Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center | Museum of Modern Art | Museum of Science & Industry

Broadway Experience

Group Sales Box Office at

Honorable Mentions: Broadway Inbound | Disney Theatrical | Mirvish Productions | Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


Mohegan Sun

Honorable Mentions: Beau Rivage | Oaklawn Jockey Club Inc. | Potawatomi Hotel & Casino | Resorts Atlantic City

 Amusement Park

Walt Disney World Resort

Honorable Mentions: Cedar Point | Silver Dollar City | Six Flags | Universal Orlando


Mall of America

Honorable Mentions: Destiny USA | New England Development | Simon Properties | Tanger Outlets

Destination: United States

New Orleans, Louisiana

Honorable Mentions: Boston, Massachusetts | Chicago, Illinois | Cleveland, Ohio | Washington, D.C.

Destination: North America

New York, New York

Honorable Mentions: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Portland, Oregon | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Destination: International


Honorable Mentions: Greece | London, England | Scotland | New Zealand


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