AABBA Confers Awards on Travel/Associate Partners

What’s (Almost) Better than Staying in
One of  Anchorage’s Great Bed and
Breakfast Inns? 
an Award from the Anchorage Alaska Bed and Breakfast Association!  

AABBA 2013 Award Winners Shine!

Anchorage Alaska Bed and Breakfast Association (AABBA) recently hosted its fourth annual
awards dinner in Anchorage,  to honor all its Associate /
Travel partners and to confer awards in eight important areas. “Our Associate /
Travel Partners depend on us to create a restful, restorative environment for
their guests, and we count on them to provide a great Alaska experience for
ours.” said Lori Roth, owner of Susitna Sunsets B and B – and AABBA President- at the dinner.  “It’s an essential and mutually rewarding
affiliation, and we are so pleased to be able to thank them.” 

in 1987, AABBA membership is comprised of Anchorage bed and breakfast inns
committed to providing quality service for guests- member inns are peer
inspected and approved and offer superior accommodations, outstanding
breakfasts and award-winning service. 
associate / travel partners offer a variety of services and goods that provide
and create a quality, enjoyable, memorable experience for leisure visitors and
business travelers.   Partners hail from
sectors including restaurants, museums, cultural centers, theaters,  land, sea and air tours, marketing, lodging,
and other types of support services.  “We
are truly blessed to have such strong relationships with so many wonderful
entities that really care about creating a fabulous experience for our guests”
said Caroline Valentine, a founding member of the AABBA, and also owner of Camai B and B
all, eight  organizations were honored in
the following categories for the 2013 season:
Best Alaska Experience – Alaska Native Heritage Center
Best Tour Experience – Phillips Cruises and Tours
Best Dining Experience – Spenard Roadhouse
Best Customer Service – Glacier Brewhouse
Innovative Approach to Making
Guests Feel Special – Anchorage Trolley Tours
Best Business to Business Service
in Support of Tourism – The Alaska App
Rookie of the Year, New Member –
Sam Wasson Photography
Advocacy for B and Bs, in Tourism
Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska
guests rave about the services and goods they access through our  travel partners,” said Roth.  “The friendly service and the quality
experience are second to none! What a great way to showcase what Alaska is
really all about.” 
judging by the reaction and comments from members in attendance, they couldn’t
agree more.
contributed by Marilyn Kasmar, AABBA Publicity Director, and Owner/Innkeeper,  11th Avenue Bed   and Breakfast.

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