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NORTH AMERICAN DMO PARTNER (STATE/PROVINCE) Gold: Travel Oregon “Travel Oregon is privileged to be receiving the Distinguished Dozen award. As DMOs we need to take initiative to make advancements in our tourism communities. With the support of NTA tour operators, Team Oregon has been able to steer our destination in the direction of growth, to uniquely leverage partnerships and, best of all, to dream the impossible.” —Lisa Itel, global sales manager, the Americas & Oceania Silver: Maryland Office of Tourism Development Bronze: Georgia Department of Tourism OVERSEAS DMO PARTNER Gold: VisitScotland “NTA provides us with a fantastic platform to showcase Scotland, and we are delighted to receive gold this year. With a spectacular 38 percent increase in visits to Scotland from the North America market from July 2016 to June this year, it is essential we work closely with NTA and its members to create new and exciting experiences that make Scotland a must-visit destination” —Christina Bruns, senior market manager, Americas Silver: Mexico Tourism Board 24 December 2017 Bronze: Italian National Tourist Board