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Aimia Announces 2013 Premier Partners

Aimia’s Channel and Employee Loyalty division recently recognized 15 organizations as “Premier Partners” in its Passion for Excellence awards program.

Through the program, Aimia recognizes hospitality partners in meetings, events, incentives, hospitality, destination management companies and airlines.  Each year the “Premier Partner” companies, evaluated against Aimia’s seven core values and their definitions in purchasing, planning, program delivery and creativity, are invited to Aimia’s U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis for a special recognition event.  These companies also are permanently included on Aimia’s Premier Partner Wall of Fame.

“This is the 21st year we’ve recognized our partners who have excelled at working with us on our Channel and Employee Loyalty client programs,” said Kurt Paben, senior vice-president, head of Channel and Employee Loyalty, Aimia. “These are the best of the best who are imaginative, original and committed to doing the right thing. We’re proud to call them ‘partners’ in serving our customers with the best service possible.”

This year’s winning organizations are:


  • Atlantis, Paradise Island
  • Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
  • Four Seasons Resort Nevis
  • Hilton Budapest Hotel
  • The Peabody Orlando
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  • The Venetian Resort ~ Hotel ~  Casino

Destination Management Companies

  • AlliedPRA Las Vegas
  • Dragonfly Africa
  • IMS Vienna
  • Intercontinental Travel Company (ITC)
  • Rocky Mountain Connections (RMC)


  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

Aimia is a global leader in loyalty management, employing more than 4,000 people in 20+ countries worldwide. It owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program.

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