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Paradise Wins 18 Medals, Including 9 Gold, at Global “Oscars” of the Travel and Hospitality Industry in New York City

Evaluated and awarded by a top panel of more than 200 international judges under the guidance of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Paradise’s 18 medals for five different clients — Amelia Island CVB; Orlando North, Seminole County CVB; Paradise Coast (Naples, Marco Island and Everglades CVB); Space Florida and Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater — included wins across the advertising, digital/social media and public relations categories.

In the past three years, Paradise has won 103 medals at the annual gathering.

“This is a great honor for all of us at Paradise and a tribute to our talented team and our driven partners who are leading the way in this age of storytelling,” said Cedar Hames, CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of Paradise. “Our focus is on creating world-class ideas through stories that consumers talk about and fall in love with, no matter where and how they might encounter them. The­ power of stories is at the core of everything we do.”

Out of more than 1,300 entries submitted, Paradise’s work was judged to be exceptional by experts in hospitality, travel, tourism and media. According to HSMAI, judges were asked to evaluate each entry based on its own merit and success in achieving its objective.