The Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York Receives Its Second Consecutive Pinnacle Award

The Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York has once again been named one of the world’s best International Official Tourist Organizations and will receive a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings.  The mark of excellence for meeting destinations, the 2012 Pinnacle Award winners were selected by readers of Successful Meetings via online ballots for doing an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year.

Cindy Hoddeson, Director, Meeting & Incentive Sales, cited the support from the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York to enhance group programs as one of the many reasons Monaco received the Pinnacle Award.  “Certainly, there are tangible reasons for meeting planners to rank Monaco so highly, including US dollar-guaranteed meeting and incentive packages, as well as VAT reclamation on housing, food and beverage,” said Hoddeson.

“But, what’s most rewarding about this award is that it also recognizes Monaco’s dedication to sustainable tourism and the corporate social responsibility initiatives undertaken by the New York office every year,” she continued. “This distinction also rewards the many initiatives encouraging social responsibility and business promotion developed each year by our office in collaboration with Monaco’s Consulate General in New York and the US branch of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for the environment.”

The Pinnacle Award earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting planners and hoteliers alike.  2012 marks the 28th year the Pinnacle Awards have recognized Hotels, the 22nd year Pinnacle has included the efforts of CVBs and NTOs and the 16th year of Conference Center Awards.

Readers of Successful Meetings – professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences, and incentive programs– voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for the top hotels, conference centers, and CVBs. The 2012 Pinnacle Award Winners will be listed in the August Pinnacle Registry in print and online at

The Pinnacle Awards recognize reader/planner selections of the leading meeting destination venues and support organizations across the United States and internationally.

For more information, please contact the Monaco Government Tourist Office (MGTO) at 565 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017; phone (800) 753-9696 or (212) 286-3330; or via e-mail at Information and links are available via the Monaco Government Tourist Office web site at Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

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