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Visit Stockton Honored With National Award
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Visit Stockton Honored With National Award

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Visit Stockton with a Gold and Bronze Adrian Award for digital marketing excellence for its winning entry in the 61st annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition.

Visit Stockton was recognized with a Gold Adrian Award for their destination website,, and a Bronze Adrian Award for their #StocktonTrue marketing campaign. “Visit Stockton is thrilled to be recognized for our efforts to market and promote Stockton as a destination.” Said Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton. “We strive to remain on the forefront of digital marketing and are thankful for our partnership with our web developer Tempest Interactive Media and our agency, FourthIdea.”

Visit Stockton was honored during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on February 20, 2018 at the New York Marriott Marquis, which was attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives.  The Adrian Awards Gala celebrates award-winning work, lifetime achievement, and the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization. 

“The theme of this year’s Adrian Awards was ‘Be a Travel Marketing Super Hero.’ It’s fitting because the winners have all taken bold and dynamic approaches that inspire and advance the hospitality industry as a whole.” Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “We were excited to celebrate these trailblazers and share their exceptional work at the Adrian Awards Gala.”

Winning entries will be viewable in the winners’ gallery on the Adrian Awards website in the coming weeks and in a special article. Visit for more information on the event and competition and to view the Adrian Awards Winners’ Gallery.


The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCETAdrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is a membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at and

About Visit Stockton

Visit Stockton is the official destination marketing organization for Stockton, California. Founded in 1979 as a 501(c)6, non-profit corporation, the bureau’s mission is to promote Stockton by increasing the awareness and enhancing the image of the city’s diverse cultural, historical and recreational assets. Visit Stockton is funded in partnership with local hotel properties through the Stockton Tourism Business Improvement District. More information can be found at

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