Awards are the measure by which society acknowledges exceptional performance. Organizations in the travel industry have recognized the need for setting standards to which companies must aspire in order to remain competitive and retain satisfied customers. These award organizations have set the bar high for travel and tourism companies. Receiving one of these awards is a coveted honor.
World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards organization originated 16 years ago in the international travel and tourism industry to promote customer service excellence. Companies which receive one of the World Travel Awards are regarded as having attained a significant achievement, and travelers may hold this company in high regard.
American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
ARDA has been promoting the growth of the resort development and vacation ownership industry for 40 years through its advocacy, networking, business partnerships, outreach, information, and professional development. They provide a measure of high standards and ethics in resort, vacation, recreational, residential and community development. Resorts that receive one or more of the ARDA awards, called an ARDY, are recognized for outstanding performance.
Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
The Community Advancement Awards seeks to honor outstanding projects, individuals, and organizations that have made a major contribution to improve the quality of life of their surrounding communities through leadership, veracity, and determination. Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort was accredited was Regional Best Development Mexico.
Skal International Ecotourism Award
Founded in 1934, Skal is the largest international association of travel and tourism professionals in the world. With 20,000 members, Skal is active in 90 Countries in approximately 500 locations. While the Skal International Ecotourism Award highlights the travel industry’s best practices, the organization aims to acquaint the world with the new concept of sustainable tourism, responsible travel, and the need for active community participation in ecotourism. The award was established in 2002 after the United Nations declared it as the Year of Ecotourism.
TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards
Now in its fifth year, the goal of TravelAge West’s WAVE Awards is to give travel agents in the Western U.S. the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel-supplier partners. The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort Spa & Nature Park has been honored with a 2010 Editor’s Pick Award in the category of Best New Property or Major Renovation, Mexico as part of the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents’ Vote of Excellence) Awards.
Now, in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best: real travelers. Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on TripAdvisor.com and from content across the web.
The ADDY Awards recognize creative excellence in advertising including media of all types, sizes, levels, and regions. With over 50,000 entries annually, it is the world’s largest advertising competition. The awards are distinct in that it is the only competition that includes three levels of judging: local, regional, and national. Winning in each category allows the participant to progress to the next level of the competition.
Apple Vacation Awards
Founded in 1969, Apple Vacations is one of the United States’ first charter vacation companies. For almost 40 years, Apple Vacations has provided the most value in vacations to millions of people. The award is given by Apple Vacations Company to those hotels that have earned exceptional ratings on their Vacation Satisfactions Questionnaires.
The Riviera Maya Hotel Association
This is an award given by the Riviera Maya Hotel Association to recognize active members.
RCI Gold Crown
This award is given by RCI (Resort Condominiums International). Gold Crown is the highest award and recognizes quality, based upon comment cards received by members who stayed at the resort or exchange.
Gold Crown Resort & Top Seller Winner 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
Green Globe High Achievement Award
This is the ultimate achievement award that is given by Green Globe for the highest percentage of sustainability indicators under the Green Globe standard for travel and tourism.
This award was given by Perspective Magazine during the Global Networking Expo 2012.
Best Green Initiative Winner 2012
International Hotel Awards
Sustainable Hotel Mexico Winner 2012