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EliteMeetings.net Takes Bronze in the
51st Annual Adrian Awards
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Official Award Presentation by HSMAI to be January 28, 2008
at New York City's Marriott Marquis

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2007 — Elite Meetings International (EMI) announced today the company’s Web site, EliteMeetings.net, won Bronze in the Web Marketing category of the Adrian Awards, held annually by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Nearly 1,300 entries from around the world took part in this year’s competition, judged by expert hospitality, travel, tourism, and media professionals. EliteMeetings.net was judged one of the best in its category. 

“It is very exciting to be recognized by HSMAI as one of the best Web sites in the travel industry,” said the company’s CEO, Kelly Foy, “as they have become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry.” Foy continues, “We’re doing everything in our power to ensure EliteMeetings.net is the most useful, accurate, efficient, and powerful tool in the industry. We welcome comments and suggestions about all of our products that will further enhance our offerings.” 

To that end, EMI plans to launch the 2.0 release of EliteMeetings.net early in 2008, with a full complement of new features that will include a brand-new look, intuitive search functions, helpful tutorials, and enhanced RFP tools.

The recognition is the second in as many months received by EMI. The company’s magazine, Elite Meetings, received a certificate of merit in the Premier Print Awards competition from the Printing Industries of America (PIA). The competition, called the world’s largest and oldest program recognizing printing excellence, recognizes excellence in design and print production. “To be a acknowledged among all of the magazines out there—particularly in the magazine’s first year—was truly gratifying,” Foy says.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International connects top meeting and incentive planners with the best hotels and resorts in North America. Through its annual publication, Elite Meetings magazine; Web site, www.EliteMeetings.net; and semiannual event, the Elite Meetings Alliance, the company provides a complimentary and comprehensive resource for high-end planners and a targeted vehicle for luxury properties to reach this highly qualified audience. For more information on Elite Meetings International, please call 805.730.1002. For media kit information, please visit www.elitemeetings.net/mediainfo.

About the Adrian Awards
In its 51st year, the Adrian Awards (www.adrianawards.com) continues to capture and showcase industry achievers and ROI-producing materials from hotels, airlines, attractions, car rental companies, casinos, convention centers, cruise lines, destinations, restaurants, and spas, as well as time share and extended stay properties and industry suppliers. The Adrian Awards are presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), an international organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of hospitality, travel, and tourism. "

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Contact:

Susan Campbell, Editorial Director
Elite Meetings International, LLC 
805-730-1002

www.elitemeetings.net
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Also See: EliteMeetings.net to Launch First-Ever Online Community for the Luxury Meetings Market / November 2007
Elite Meetings International Welcomes Brad Pirman as CIO / October 2007
Group Business, Education and Networking Highlight the Fall 2007 Elite Meetings Alliance; Powerful Combination Delivers Successful Outcome / September 2007
Elite Meetings International Welcomes Susan Campbell to Top Editorial Post / August 2007
Elite Meetings International Opens Latin America & Caribbean Offices; Mauricio Aceves, Caroline Musy, and Renata Villa appointed to management team / July 2007
Elite Meetings International Announces Capital Investment from Jones Equity Partners; Company receives initial $2 million investment, backed by $5 million in revolving credit / July 2007
ELITE MEETINGS International Welcomes Thérèse Hilton as the Newest Member of the Team; The company states this is the first of many key hires in anticipation of exponential growth in 2007 and 2008 / June 2007
Elite Meetings International Launches New Magazine Showcasing North America's Top Hotels and Resorts for Meetings; Elite Meetings magazine, along with the newly launched Web site, are the ultimate resources for meeting and incentive planners / April 2007
Elite Meetings International Launches First-of-its-kind Website, Setting a New Standard for Meeting and Event Planning; Extensive database of North America's top resorts and hotels establishes a one-stop-shop for planning professionals / April 2007
Sundance Prepares for the Elite Meetings Alliance; Event unites top meeting and incentive planners with hotels and resorts for a one of a kind face-to-face business meeting experience / February 2007
Luxury Hoteliers and Corporate Planners Rave About the ELITE MEETINGS ALLIANCE; Next Alliance, Scheduled for March 19-21, 2007, at Utah's Sundance Resort / October 2006
Top-tier Incentive/meeting Planners and Hospitality Executives Join Elite Meetings Advisory Board; Magazine Featuring Best Properties to Launch in 2007 / October 2006
Top-tier Incentive/meeting Planners and Hospitality Executives Join Elite Meetings Advisory Board, Magazine to Launch in 2007 / September 2006
Top Corporate Meeting and Incentive Planner, Luxury Hotelier Gathering in September Has a Few Remaining Openings / August 2006
Hoteliers and Corporate Planners Give High Marks to Inaugural Elite Meetings Alliance; Next Alliance scheduled for September 10-12, 2006, at The Club at Hammock Beach in Florida / May 2006
Hoteliers and Corporate Planners Give High Marks to Inaugural Elite Meetings Alliance; Next Alliance scheduled for September 10-12, 2006, at The Club at Hammock Beach in Florida / May 2006

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