Industry recognition and accreditations:

  • The destination organization is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA, Ph. 202-296-7888. The DMAP seal is awarded in recognition of the organization's commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination organizations around the world.
  • Received 43 VISIT FLORIDA Flagler Awards for outstanding tourism marketing, including 4 Best of Show Awards
  • Received 46 Adrian Awards for excellence in hospitality advertising, digital marketing, and public relations from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), including two Platinum Awards
  • AICVB President & CEO Gil Langley named to the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization (2018)

Amelia Island also wins its fair share of awards and attention from media, industry, and consumer groups that regularly include the destination among a variety of “Best of” lists and award winners, including:

  • Top 10 U.S. Island, Travel + Leisure
  • 10 Exceptionally Charming Downtowns in the US, TripAdvisor
  • Top 10 U.S. Island, Condé Nast Traveler
  • 12 Charming Small Towns in the South with Warm Hospitality & Abundant Natural Beauty, TripAdvisor
  • Best Islands in America, CNN
  • 17 Beautiful Small Towns to Visit in the United States, TripAdvisor
  • Top 10 Romantic Places in Florida, Coastal Living
  • 14 Scenic Island Vacations in the U.S. Oozing with Charm, TripAdvisor
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