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lifetime achievement award
The IRHAS & International Restaurant & Hotel Awards recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in the travel, tourism, hospitality and dining industry. This award highlights the selected leader's lifetime effort of successfully achieving the IRHA mission of promoting cultural exploration and unforgettable travel & dining.

ACHIEVEMENT IN WINe
IRHA presents the Achievement in Wine Award to an international legend in the wine industry with a lifelong commitment to enhancing the world of dining.  This industry pioneer has paved the way for future generations and has strongly influenced public knowledge on the fine art and appreciation of wine culture through the spirit of education.

ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN

The Achievement in Design Award is awarded to a designer who demonstrates the most innovative and challenging use of concept and design in a way that exceeds the normal boundaries of originality and creativity throughout his or her career. The selected designer successfully delivers an overall extraordinary user experience for all their projects.

IRHA celebrates this designer for their lifetime efforts to use the most compelling incorporation of balance and dramatic effect to create unique unforgettable decor.

ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOD & DINING

Achievement in Food & Dining will be awarded to a major trailblazer in the culinary industry who has dedicated their life to exploring the culinary landscape and setting the industry standard for others to follow. Whether facing the challenges of preparation, presentation or preservation, they have improved the pallets and tastes for all dining enthusiasts.

visionary award
The Visionary Award is awarded annually and honors an individual whose combination of ingenuity, tireless efforts and significant accomplishments, clearly illustrate the power of vision and values in the travel, tourism and dining industries. This individual leads by example, exudes direction and strength, and guides the hospitality and travel industries to new, innovative frontiers.

achievement in travel

The Achievement in Travel Award recognizes the highest standard of excellence in the travel industry when promoting travel and hospitality. 

This mastermind of travel has surpassed the competition in terms of creativity, innovation and use of technology to get travelers to a new destination. Big ideas and creative concepts are the true inspiration for taking the world of travel to the next level of cultural exploration.

humanitarian award

In the words of Albert Schweitzer, "Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a most notable contribution to his community in a humanitarian sense".

This award recognizes and honors an individual/company who made enduring significant contributions to the travel, dining and hospitality industries. One individual/company can make a difference in the global community.

spotlight award
IRHA Spotlights a different city each year to expose travelers to a top destination for their itineraries. Spotlight cities entice globetrotters visit and experience unforgettable meals, historic sites, nightlife, museums, natural and ecological wonders and much more. The 2008 Spotlight City was New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.


Supporting Recipients

TRAVEL & DINING PUBLICATION
OF THE YEAR

In addition to depth of content, creative presentation and a plethora of entertaining information, the overall layout of the Travel & Dining Publication of the Year appeals to all types of travelers looking to discover new tastes and sites. The Editor and Publisher presented with this award receive the coveted title as the media outlet most valuable to all restaurants and hotels, as well as travel and dining enthusiasts all over as a must-read for planning trips and dining excursions.

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Marketing Campaign of the Year is awarded to the hotel, travel or restaurant marketing team, public relations firm or marketing company that has created a distinct brand awareness that peeks the interest of travel and dining enthusiasts to bring both national and international acclaim. 

This team has been successful in the difficult task of reaching breakthrough markets and target groups to attract consumers in every budget category for every different style of travel.




BEST OF TRAVEL & DINING in
TV, RADIO, WEB & FILM

The Traveler's Vote Awards for Best of Travel and Dining in Television, in Film, on the Radio and on the Web go to the top media professionals that encourage and motivate the public to experience new tastes and places. Their concept and vision is the driving force behind successfully exposing large target audiences to the benefits of taking risks, trying new things and appreciating cultural differences.

TRAVEL EDITOR OF THE YEAR
The title of Travel Editor of the Year is presented to an editor whose content is an extremely powerful force in shaping public opinion in the world of travel writing. This editor represents excellence in journalism through the written word with an emphasis on in-depth accurate stories that encompass both honesty and integrity. This editor offers a unique perspective by focusing on the journey and giving valuable insight on where to visit, eat, stay, shop and experience the best a travel destination has to offer.

FOOD & DINING EDITOR OF THE YEAR
The title of Food & Dining Editor of the Year is presented to an editor whose content commands power and respect within the world of food and dining. As one of the top industries in the world, restaurants have a major economic impact on all communities.

This editor offers recommendations, insider tips, sneak previews and brutal honesty when it comes to reviews. In a world where one review can make or break an establishment,this editor accepts this responsibility and is committed to maintaining an elite industry standard that exceeds expectations.

 

Click HERE to view the
2008 Honorees,
Traveler's Vote Award Recipients
and Grand Award Recipients



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