LONG ISLAND, NY (January 29, 2019)­ The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Discover Long Island with a Gold and Bronze Adrian Award for integrated marketing and public relations excellence for its winning entry in the 62nd annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition.

“We are honored to be recognized by HSMAI for our “Short Flight. Long Island.” campaign, recipient of a Gold Adrian Award, and our public relations efforts highlighting Long Island’s 150th Celebration of the Belmont Stakes, recipient of a Bronze Adrian Award,” said Kristen Jarnagin, President & CEO of Discover Long Island. Both campaigns marked ground-breaking partnerships for tourism and economic development for our region. The Discover Long Island team remains dedicated to increasing awareness of our destination, bolstering economic growth through strategic partnerships and creating innovative marketing initiatives that attract targeted travelers to our destination.”

“The Adrian Awards celebrate travel marketing innovators whose awesome creativity and hard work are integral not only to the success of their companies, but to the continued growth of the hospitality industry as a whole,” said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. “HSMAI is proud to recognize these award winners and their outstanding campaigns at the Adrian Awards Gala.”

Discover Long Island was honored during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on January 22, 2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Attended by nearly 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives, this elegant affair is a must-attend industry event. The Adrian Awards Dinner Reception & Gala, recognized as a Top 100 Event in New York City by BizBash, celebrated award-winning work and the people behind it, lifetime achievement, and the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization.

Winning entries are viewable in the winners’ gallery on the Adrian Awards website. Visit www.AdrianAwards.com 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 ROCET, Adrian 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 www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.



Discover Long Island is the official regional organization charged with furthering the $5.9 billion tourism economy. The organization contributes to the economic development and quality of life on Long Island by promoting the region as a world-class destination for visitors, meetings and conventions, trade shows, sporting events and related activities. For more information, please call 631-951-3900 or visit DiscoverLongIsland.com.