May 11, 2022, New York, N.Y.: Over 200 tourism industry professionals came together to celebrate 17 honorees at Davler Media’s City Guide and American Airlines's 2022 Women In Tourism Awards luncheon. The event was held at Sony Hall with Brittney Johnson, currently starring as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked, as the emcee. The honorees were selected by a panel of 10 distinguished tourism industry professionals who reviewed 200 submissions of highly qualified and accomplished nominees. All of these individuals have contributed to creating outstanding visitor experiences.
“So many women make important contributions to NYC’s vibrant tourism industry. The 17 honorees were recognized for their leadership and entrepreneurial achievements,” says David Miller, CEO Davler Media/City Guide. “We were thrilled to partner with American Airlines to create a positive experience for our industry that has had two difficult years.”
Women In Tourism includes several philanthropic components that will support younger generations in their career advancement. A scholarship is being established at NAF's (National Academy Foundation) Academy of Hospitality and Tourism which serves nearly 1,000 hospitality and tourism students in NYC. Additionally, students from NYU's Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality and Hospitality Management at St. John's University attended as the industry’s guests. Our emcee Brittney Johnson is an influential Celebrity Godparent Mentor within the Saving Our Cinderella Program and brought some of the girls to the luncheon as our guests. All of these students had the opportunity to network with the 2022 honorees, nominees, luncheon guests as well as get advice and encouragement about the industry.
About Davler Media/City Guide
City Guide, NYC’s largest and leading independent tourism media company, connects millions of visitors to restaurants, Broadway shows, attractions, retail stores, museums, and other venues. A true multi-platform company, City Guide publishes 3,000,000 magazines a year in addition to City Map, cityguideny.com, This Week in the City e-newsletter, Everything To Do NYC Facebook Group, and Thought Gallery. Davler Media produces and manages the Concierge Choice Awards, the annual recognition program where concierges vote on NYC’s best tourist-related activities and venues. In August 2021, City Guide produced NYC Tourism Is Back, the industry’s first major post-pandemic event. Over the years, City Guide’s parent company Davler Media has hosted the majority of new tourist attraction grand openings for concierges and other city tourism professionals.