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"Smart Destinations: The Best of 2014" Features the Winners of the Smart Stars Awards

Sausalito, Calif. (December 2, 2014) – Smart Meetings magazine announced its half-hour television special presentation of “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2014.” The show features the winners of the annual Smart Stars Awards celebrating the best premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America across 25 categories.

The program will air in more than 200 media markets through Jan. 4, 2015, on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and independent affiliates across the U.S. Check local listings for scheduled broadcast times.

“We’re excited to bring Smart Meetings’ best of the best to television again this year. The enthusiasm around our Smart Stars Awards and the hotels and destinations represented is spreading, and the quality and style of the winners is worth sharing with the broadest spectrum of audiences possible,” says Marin Bright, CEO and founder of Bright Business Media, LLC and publisher of the meetings industry trade publication. “Once again, these winning venues excel in more ways than are celebrated in their respective categories—they are excellent options for leisure travelers, weddings and special events, in addition to being top meeting choices.”

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Smart Meetings elsewhere on the Web:

– Hundreds of media outlets and journalists viewed the winner’s release and clips from the TV special “Smart Destinations: The Best of 2013.” Major media outlets such as Yahoo, Boston Globe and The Street, along many local television stations and business journals relayed the news across the web. 

–"Wyndham Offers Meeting Planners Chance at One Million Rewards Points," hotel-industry.co.uk, July 7, 2012.

–Meeting planners visit to hear Hawaii's pitch," Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 21, 2012.

–"Hawaii woos meeting planners with Smart Meetings event," Pacific Business News, March 16, 2012.

–"'Smart Event' to Sell Hawaii Meetings and Incentives, March 18–20," Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, March 16, 2012.

–"Make it Work : The Zen of Event Planning," forbes.com, Oct. 27, 2011.

–"Smart Meetings Convenes 25% Growth," minonline.com, Jan. 12, 2009.