NAPLES, FLA. (June 17, 2016) – The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has received Successful Meetings’ prestigious Pinnacle Award for the seventh consecutive year as voted on by readers of the magazine. The Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers, and are presented annually by the Northstar Meetings Group’s Successful Meetings brand. The awarded organizations are recognized for an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions throughout 2015.

The winners will be announced in Successful Meetings’ Annual Pinnacle Award Registry. This can be found in the magazine’s August issue which is read by over 130,000 meeting and event planners in the United States as well as online. For more than 30 years, the Pinnacle Award has earned a reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike.

Readers of Successful Meetings – professionals who are decision makers for planning meetings, events, conferences and incentive programs – voted for the winners of the Pinnacle Awards via online ballots and gave feedback based on their professional experiences worldwide for the top CVBs. All winners are listed in Successful Meetings’ annual Pinnacle registry, published in August and online at

Group meetings account for approximately one third of the business booked into hotels and resorts in the Paradise Coast region, including Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City and Immokalee.

The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official tourism marketing and management agency for Florida’s Paradise Coast in Collier County, Fla. The CVB produces the area’s ongoing destination marketing campaigns, website and visitors guides, and provides information and assistance for travel media, group meeting and event planners, sports event planners, tour operators and travel agents.

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About Florida’s Paradise Coast
Whether travelers are looking for a romantic escape or family getaway, Florida’s Paradise Coast — Naples, Marco Island and the western portion of the Everglades — has an array of vacation options year-round. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, distinctive dining and the best of outdoor adventure, the Paradise Coast is truly a destination with it all. Located just two hours from Miami, four hours from Orlando and three hours from Tampa, the Paradise Coast is easily accessible from some of Florida’s largest cities. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), which provides nonstop service to 47 destinations on 14 different air carriers.

For more information about the Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600 or visit Follow the destination on Twitter @ParadiseCoast and on Facebook at

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