Voting Begins in 2016 American Group Travel Awards

Annual award ceremony selects the best of the best in group travel

Voting is now officially open for the 2016 American Group Travel Awards. Presented by, the leading online provider of group travel accommodations and services, the event recognizes top organizations in the hospitality sector in North America.

New York City hosts the third annual awards gala yet again, with the event taking place at the prominent Diamond Horseshoe Theatre at the Paramount Hotel on November 14th, 2016. Hosted by Dylan Ratigan, former CNBC and MSNBC TV Journalist an entertaining night is planned with performances by Queen of the Night, music by New York native DJ Dalton, and a Diamond raffle giveaway.

Awards are given in 23 different categories, including hotels, airlines, cruises, theme parks, ground transportation, and more. Categories and nominees were selected by a panel of industry experts who determined selections based on suppliers that have historically provided the highest quality of group travel experiences.

“The awards bring together some of the most innovative, leading individuals and organizations in the industry today and help recognize their hard work and dedication within group travel,” stated Tim Hentschel, CEO of “The group travel marketplace continues to grow and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of those nominated in each respected category for 2016.”

The categories for the 2016 American Group Travel Awards (AGTA) are:

  • Best Hotel Brand – Full Service
  • Best Hotel Brand – Limited Service
  • Best Hotel Brand – Luxury
  • Best Hotel Brand – Boutique
  • Best Destination Resort Brand
  • Best Sports Team Travel Hotel Brand
  • Best Casino Hotel
  • Best Wedding Hotel
  • Best Independent Hotel Brand
  • Best Extended Stay Brand
  • Best Golf and Spa Resort
  • Best Convention Hotel
  • Best Airline
  • Best Ocean Cruise Line
  • Best Car Rental Company
  • Best Group Ground Transportation
  • Best Theme Park
  • Best Beach Destination
  • Best City Destination
  • Best State for Group Travel
  • Best Live Stage Performance
  • Best Shopping Experience
  • Best Online Travel Agency

To vote for your favorite suppliers, visit and click on the “Vote Now!” link featured on the home page.
For more information about attending or sponsoring the American Group Travel Awards, contact Bruce Rosenberg at (818) 661-0244 or via email at