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Visit Newport Beach Recognized by Industry Giants

May 18, 2017

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~ Albert Einstein

This quote sums up the mindset of Visit Newport Beach, Inc. and it seems to be the driving force behind their success and that of their partners. As the Destination Marketing Organization for Newport Beach, CA, Visit Newport Beach represents the destination to meeting planner’s nationwide and is responsible for bringing group business to the area. In order to do so, the Visit Newport Beach team has cultivated strong partnerships within the industry and has earned the respect of meeting planners, hotels and suppliers.

Working basically as an extension of both a hotel sales team and a meeting planner team, Visit Newport Beach often acts as an intermediary. They can offer objective hotel information to meeting planners because they have in-depth knowledge of hotel properties and their needs, and are aware of what may be going on in the destination that can affect a competitive, timely RFP response.

Visit Newport Beach assist its partners by simplifying the site selection and planning process with customized site visits, local expertise and meeting resources. In turn, partners have come to appreciate the knowledge and value Visit Newport Beach offers and recently recognized the local DMO with two top honors.

Visit Newport Beach receives high praise

Meeting industry giant, HelmsBriscoe awarded Visit Newport Beach with the “Destination Partner of the Year in a Secondary Market” at the company’s annual business conference. This is an inaugural honor, which recognizes small but strong boutique destinations.

“The Visit Newport Beach Team has done an impressive job of working well with our Associates and creating wonderful experiences for our clients” stated Richard Harper, Executive Vice President of HelmsBriscoe. “Their commitment to partnering with our Associates to deliver value to our clients does not go unnoticed, and because of that, they were very deserving of this recognition” added Harper.

Additionally, ConferenceDirect, a leader in global meeting solutions named Visit Newport Beach the “CVB of the Year – Secondary Market” during its Annual Partners Meeting.

“Our destination partners are crucial in helping us deliver results to our customers and we’re grateful for our partnership with Visit Newport Beach Inc.” said Brian D. Stevens, ConferenceDirect CEO. “Their professionalism and service to provide the best options to our clients has contributed to our mutual success and our associates have taken notice of the bureau’s value.”

These awards are not arrived at easily, as industry peers determine the recipients, making both honors that much more gratifying.  Not only is it rewarding for Visit Newport Beach to receive the recognition from both industry leaders but the fact that it is the first destination marketing organization to ever receive dual acclaim from both companies is extremely pleasing.

Additional praise for Visit Newport Beach service excellence

The praise did not end with those two acknowledgments. According to Meeting

Sites Resource the idea of providing pure value is a fundamental trait of Visit Newport Beach, including Director of Sales Amanda Kliem. Meeting Sites Resource presented Kliem the “WOW Service Award” for her service leadership. The recognition is based on performance criteria including proactivity during the RFP process, interface on Meeting Sites Resource and customer site inspections and involvement in contract processes for destination partners.

If you ask Kliem or any member of the Visit Newport Beach team, they’ll tell you they are extremely grateful for the support of their peers and enjoy helping them arrive at the best possible solution for their clients as well as delivering meeting excellence. They’ll also tell you they are fortunate to be representing as destination as versatile and stunning as Newport Beach. In fact, Gary Sherwin, Visit Newport Beach Inc. president and CEO says, “Representing a boutique destination with this much allure makes our mission as breezy as our iconic harbor.”

When groups are considering a meeting in Southern California, the first-best place to start is with Visit Newport Beach, the one source for fantastic hotel and resort venues in this coastal community.  The team at Visit Newport Beach offers complimentary and comprehensive planning assistance, destination knowledge and meeting incentives.

“Newport Beach carries it’s coastal boutique destination feel into every program it helps create. From the moment the RFP is submitted, Visit Newport Beach delivers invaluable incentives and services to CD associates as well as their end users. A crucial first-step for any planner is to include this talented team,” Peter M. Green, Senior VP/Team Director of ConferenceDirect.

Visit Newport Beach opens the doors to this Pacific paradise with destination recommendations and information tailored specifically to your needs as well as the needs of your client. Check out all that Newport Beach has in store for your group by connecting with Visit Newport Beach.

Written by Visit Newport Beach Meetings

As a not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Visit Newport Beach provides destination expertise, customized site visits, strong partnerships and resources tailored specifically to the needs of meeting planners and their clients.

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