BILOXI, Miss. - March 7, 2014 - The National Tour Association, an organization for professionals at the forefront of travel, has named Beau Rivage the top casino of its member gaming organizations for the second year in a row. The honor was bestowed through Courier, the NTA’s monthly publication distributed to its membership roster. Courier editor-in-chief Penny Whitman recognized winners during a luncheon in Nashville, Tennessee on the final day of Travel Exchange, NTA's annual convention.
Now in its third year, the National Tour Association’s Distinguished Dozen Awards includes 12 categories of destinations, attractions, hotels and restaurants selected as favorites of NTA tour operators. Beau Rivage Leisure Sales Manager and Certified Travel Industry Specialist Linda Spruill plays an instrumental role in maintaining Beau Rivage’s strong ties to NTA. “This honor solidifies that NTA members have made note of the extra steps we’ve implemented to serve our guests. We are excited to be among the Distinguished Dozen winners and appreciate that the organization’s members recognize the four diamond resort as a premier destination,” said Spruill.
There are 57 NTA-member casinos and gaming properties located throughout the U.S. and Canada that vie for this recognition. The complete Distinguished Dozen Awards list appears in the February issue of Courier magazine. "Beau Rivage's Gold Distinguished Dozen distinction two years in a row makes it a clear favorite among NTA tour operators," said editor-in-chief Whitman.
MGM Resorts International Corporate was awarded a silver second place Distinguished Dozen Award.