Has Someone Made Your Day?
Santa Monica is a vibrant and desirable location to live and work. Much of its success is credited to the people behind the 1 billion dollars generated annually from tourism and hospitality revenues and taxes.
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) was lucky to have an amazing 23-year employee, Thelma Parks, who died in January 2011. In her honor, we launched the “Thelma Parks Tourist Spirit Award” to recognize outstanding service in the industry.
The award plays an integral role in encouraging and rewarding excellence, innovation and commitment in the tourism and hospitality industry. Businesses, residences and visitors can nominate others, which will be reviewed and selected by a committee of industry peers, experts and leaders.
Winners will be selected and honored annually, in partnership with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. The Thelma Parks Tourism Spirit Award is awarded each May during the annual Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Summit.