December 20th, 2021

Global DMC Partners Named Skift IDEA Award Winner for 2021

Inspirational, educational webinar series took the top spot in the Loyalty category

Global DMC Partners (GDP), the premier global resource for virtual, hybrid and in-person events, has been awarded an IDEA award for 2021 by one of the leading news sources for travel executives, Skift. GDP was recognized for its Together at Home: Engage & Educate weekly webinar series. In its third year, Skift IDEA Awards has become the travel industry’s most coveted achievement for excellence in design, creativity and innovation.

“We are so honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious industry award, and in the great company of other leading innovators in hospitality, travel and tourism,” said President and CEO of Global DMC Partners Catherine Chaulet. “We’re thrilled that our hard work and creativity has been recognized not only by the loyalty from our clients, but now by travel industry experts as well.”

GDP was recognized for its innovative use of continuing education via a webinar series as a way to encourage client loyalty. In early March 2020, GDP launched Together at Home: Engage & Educate, a free weekly webinar series, focused on personal and professional development. Topics ranged from resiliency and leading through change, to health and wellness and financial management. As the pandemic progressed, a second series launched - Destination Download: Insider Interviews with the Experts, to keep planners informed and educated on destination developments and readiness for travelers, groups, meetings and incentives.

Skift IDEA Awards are the industry’s recognition of innovation, design and experiences defining the future of travel. The awards honor inspiring, purpose-driven work from brands, agencies and technology companies defining the future of travel. From physical and digital experiences to creative marketing and transformative leadership, IDEA Award winners are a beacon for where the industry is heading. Judges include renowned design and business leaders from some of the world’s most innovative companies, along with Skift’s editors and forward-thinking industry experts.