Nominations sought for 2019 P.R.I.D.E. Awards

Annual hospitality industry awards banquet presented by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is accepting nominations now through April 23

The P.R.I.D.E. Awards, an annual presentation of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at Horseshoe Bossier City. The evening will feature an awards program honoring the most outstanding employees in Shreveport-Bossier’s hospitality and tourism industry.

The acronym P.R.I.D.E. stands for “Proud Residents Involved in Developing our Economy.” The theme of this year’s awards ceremony is “Krewe de Hospitalité.”

Nominations are currently being sought in awards categories ranging from Outstanding Housekeeping Professional to Outstanding Event of the Year, and hospitality industry businesses like hotels, restaurants, festivals and tourist attractions are encouraged to nominate their employees and events for recognition. The evening’s final award, the P.R.I.D.E. Master Award, is the region’s highest honor among tourism and hospitality professionals. 

Anyone can submit P.R.I.D.E. Awards nominations and there is no cost to do so. A full list of awards categories, as well as a nomination form and instructions on how to submit, can be found online at www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/Pride. Awards nominations are currently being accepted and are open now through midnight on Tuesday, April 23. 

The awards are held each year in early May, in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week, which is observed during the first full week in May. National Travel and Tourism Week, a nationwide effort organized annually by the U.S. Travel Association, will be held May 5-11, 2019. National Travel and Tourism Week is a time for travel and tourism professionals across the country to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. 

Tickets to the 2019 P.R.I.D.E. Awards will be available for purchase now through midnight on Thursday, May 2. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available for purchase at the door. Cost to attend the 2019 P.R.I.D.E. Awards is $45 for an individual ticket, with corporate sponsorships available beginning at $250. For event sponsorship information, contact Charlie Rice, Executive Assistant to the President, at (318) 222-9391 or crice@sbctb.org. To submit nominations or learn more about the 2019 P.R.I.D.E. Awards, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/Pride.