Best Western Named AAA Partner of the Year

PHOENIX — Best Western Hotels & Resorts has once again been named AAA Lodging Partner of the Year for 2015. This is the seventh year Best Western has been awarded this accolade, winning every year the honor has been awarded since 2008. This year Best Western was also named “Best in Club Travel Support” and “Best in Member Service.”

Every year, AAA, one of the largest full service leisure travel organizations, asks stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada to vote on the awards. Year after year Best Western has risen to the top due to the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service and great value to AAA’s 55 million members in the U.S. and Canada.

“Best Western Hotels & Resorts and AAA have formed a powerful partnership that has brought tremendous benefits to their members, driving guests to our hotels,” said Best Western Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Dorothy Dowling. “Receiving this recognition for the seventh year in a row truly is an honor. Our brand is winning more awards than ever before, but this accolade is certainly one of the most valued by our brand.”

Through this partnership, AAA members can save 10 percent or more on room rates at Best Western hotels in the U.S., Canada and worldwide, every day. AAA members can also enjoy all the benefits of Best Western Rewards, earn 10 points for every dollar spent on qualified hotel room rates, plus an additional 10 percent bonus points with each qualified hotel stay. Best Western Rewards points never expire and can be used for free nights, gift cards and more.

Royal Caribbean International, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, AAA Member Choice Vacations, Pleasant Holidays, Best Western Hotels & Resorts and Air by Pleasant were recognized as AAA Travel’s Partners of the Year for providing the best overall experience in their respective product categories. Additional awards were given to recognize the top cruise, tour and lodging partners in marketing, member service and travel agency support.

“We are proud to present AAA Travel’s Partner of the Year Awards to some of the best companies in the travel industry,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “AAA members benefit from our strong relationships with these companies, all of which are committed to providing world-class service and amazing vacation experiences.”

2015 AAA Partner of the Year Awards

Lodging Partner of the Year:
Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Ocean Cruise Partner of the Year:
Royal Caribbean International

River Cruise Partner of the Year:
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Escorted/Hosted Tour Partner of the Year:
AAA Member Choice Vacations

Independent Tour Partner of the Year:
Pleasant Holidays

Transportation Partner of the Year:
Air by Pleasant

Best in Marketing:
Cruise:                  Oceania Cruises
Tour:                     Insight Vacations
Lodging:               Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best in Member Service:
Cruise:                  Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Tour:                     Universal Parks & Resorts Vacations
Lodging:               Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Best in Travel Agency Support:
Cruise:                  Royal Caribbean International
Tour:                     AAA Member Choice Vacations
Lodging:               Best Western Hotels & Resorts