SANTA MONICA, Calif. (October 5, 2017) – For the second year in a row, Travel Weekly recognized Santa Monica Travel & Tourism with a prestigious Silver Magellan Award in the Destination Marketing – Campaign – Advertising/Marketing category.

With global entries from around the world, the Magellan Awards recognize outstanding design, marketing and services in the travel industry. Santa Monica received the honor for Santa Monica at SkyLounge, a summer-long rooftop lounge atop the DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London. Inspired by Santa Monica’s vibrant cultural scene and oceanfront lifestyle, the pop-up transported guests away from the rush of city life to a relaxing retreat combined with California cool – making it the ultimate city spot to soak up summer.

“It is an absolute honor to receive this renowned award for our work in the United Kingdom, which has long been one of Santa Monica’s most loyal visitor bases,” said Misti Kerns, CEO/President of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism.

“Our beachside community loves welcoming visitors from around the world and the immersive Santa Monica at SkyLounge not only provided an opportunity to share the welcoming spirit of Santa Monica in the heart of London, but also allowed our organization to further expand traditional sales and marketing efforts in the region.”

The Magellan Awards honor outstanding design, marketing and services in a broad range of industry segments and are judged and overseen by a one-of-a-kind panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry.

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About Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, tourism revenues and local employment opportunities through the promotion of Santa Monica as a travel destination. For travel and accommodation information or a free copy of the official Visitors Guide, the public can write to the Santa Monica Visitor Center, 2427 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405; call (800) 544-5319 or (310) 393-7593; visit santamonica.com; or email info@santamonica.com. Follow SMTT on Twitter @GoSantaMonica or become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/visitsantamonica.

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Contact: Lauren Salisbury
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
310-319-6263
lsalisbury@santamonica.com