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Hosts Global Tops with Maritz Travel


Hosts Global (Hosts) received the 2017 Supplier of the Year award in the large destination management company (DMC) category from Maritz Travel, one of the world’s leading event management companies.

Karen Christensen, CMP, vice-president of global sales for Hosts and liaison for the Hosts/Maritz partnership, accepted the award during the Maritz Travel Collaborative, Maritz’s annual business planning and education conference for its members, sponsors and supplier partners.

The Supplier of the Year award recognizes the premier Maritz partners across various hospitality categories. Winners are selected by a set of criteria that is evaluated by all Maritz employees.

“Receiving this award highlights the mutual admiration and success of our partnership,” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts Global Alliance. “As a dedicated partner for over three decades, the Hosts team is honored to receive this prestigious distinction in the large DMC category for the second time.”

“It is a privilege to have a well-established relationship with Martiz and be associated with such a world-renowned company,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief executive officer, Hosts Global. “This award acknowledges not only the quality of our global DMC members and our commitment to efficient operations and dependable service, but also our team’s passion for delivering the H Factor at every stage of our partnership.”