Red Hat Awards enhanced

Tourism Red Deer is introducing a new platform for its Red Hat Awards, which celebrate the hospitality and tourism industries.

Tourism Red Deer is introducing a new platform for its Red Hat Awards, which celebrate the hospitality and tourism industries.

The redesigned awards will still acknowledge great customer service but will introduce other important elements, such as outstanding partnerships and packaging, as well as product enhancement and promotion.

Eight awards will be presented: Leadership Awards for accommodation, event/attraction/festival and restaurant; a Marketing Excellence Award; a Marketing Partnership Award, and Service Excellence Awards for accommodation, event/attraction/festival and restaurant.

The Leadership Award is designed to showcase a tourism business’s focus on customer service, new programs or product enhancement.

The Marketing Excellence Award will recognize those that have been innovative in promoting their business and to honour one of Red Deer’s tourism partners that have enhanced the experience of Red Deer and its reputation through their marketing efforts.

The Marketing Partnership Award will focus on marketing program activities or campaigns.

The Service Excellence Award will be given to individuals who demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Tourism organizations, businesses and individuals are encouraged to put forward their own nominations for these awards. Consumers will still be encouraged to participate by acknowledging and nominating businesses or individuals that have delivered an outstanding experience during their stay in Red Deer.

Nomination forms will be available through all tourism partners in Red Deer and Red Deer County.

The project or initiative must have been implemented between November 2010 and November 2012.

Forms for the public nominations can be accessed at www.TourismRedDeer.com.

Full details and nomination forms for industry participation are available at TourismRedDeer.com/Industry.

Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 30.

The awards will be handed out the third week of May 2013 in conjunction with National Tourism Week.

Along with the awards event, Tourism Red Deer will organize a free interactive workshop designed to teach hospitality and tourism staff some of the best things to know about Red Deer.

Participants will discover Red Deer’s interesting history, be able to identify local landmarks and become aware of attractions and services available to visitors.

Participants will earn a “Red Hat Experience Expert” pin and certificate acknowledging their unique local knowledge.

Red Deer attractions will provide facility passes so participants can discover first-hand the many experiences, facilities and attractions available to visitors.

Participants will track their visits so they can earn a Red Deer Experience Superstar certificate and become eligible for the Experience Expert Grand Prize, which will include a weekend luxury package of hotel, spa and dinner certificates.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File photo
Gov’t of Alberta identifies estimated 300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Online COVID-19 dashboard unavailable as upgrades being completed

The Central Alberta Freestyle Ski Club is hoping to win $50,000 through the Mackenzie Investments Top Peak contest. (Contributed photo)
Central Alberta ski club trying to win $50K in online contest

A central Alberta ski club has entered a contest where it can… Continue reading

Ben King scores for the Red Deer Rebels during the third period of a Western Hockey League game against the Calgary Hitmen at the Westerner Park Centrium Saturday. (Photo by Rob Wallator/Red Deer Rebels)
Rebels complete comeback to pick up first win of season

Rebels 3 Hitmen 2 (OT) The Red Deer Rebels were able to… Continue reading

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa on December 17, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservatives to call top Sajjan, Trudeau aides to testify on Vance allegations

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives plan to summon two senior Liberal aides… Continue reading

Elvira D'Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Several provinces were preparing to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday, as Canada’s… Continue reading

Mount Pearl Senior High in Mount Pearl, N.L., remains closed on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The provincial health authority says there were 185 cases at 22 schools, including 145 infections among staff and students of one high school in Mount Pearl that was an early epicentre of the outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
In Newfoundland and Labrador, three ingredients made for explosive COVID-19 outbreak

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — With her classes, three part-time jobs and a… Continue reading

A passenger places a tag on luggage at the departure terminal at Toronto Pearson Airport, in Mississauga, Ont., Friday, May 24, 2019. The economic and life disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many recent immigrants to leave Canada and return to their countries of origin, where they have more social and familial connections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
COVID-19 pandemic prompts recent newcomers to leave Canada for their home countries

OTTAWA — The economic and life disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading

Rail cars wait for pickup in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 23, 2014. The fierce debate over cross-border pipelines is putting more Canadian oil and gas on trains destined for the United States — a country experts fear is ill-equipped for the potential consequences. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
As debate rages over cross-border pipelines, U.S. analysts brace for more oil by rail

WASHINGTON — The fierce debate over cross-border pipelines is putting more Canadian… Continue reading

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

VICTORIA — Legal experts and a mother whose ex-partner was convicted of… Continue reading

Radio and television personality Dick Smyth is shown in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Dick Smyth, Canadian maestro of news radio commentary, dies at 86

TORONTO — Radio and television personality Dick Smyth, whose booming commentary filled… Continue reading

Walter Gretzky father of hockey hall-of-famer Wayne Gretzky waves to fans as the Buffalo Sabres play against the Toronto Maple Leafs during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Funeral for Walter Gretzky to be held Saturday in home town of Brantford, Ont.

The funeral for hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s father Walter will take place… Continue reading

Most Read