It's a major award!

The North American Travel Journalists Association like us here at Visit Tampa Bay. They really like us.

This morning they announced that they had awarded us their Grand Prize for destination marketing organizations for 2014.

They also gave us a Gold Award for our new website, which we redesigned and relaunched in 2013, and a Silver Award for our work with social media and marketing to promote the International Indian Film Academy awards program when it came to Tampa Bay for four days last April.

This is a big honor, and we're humbled to receive it. We have worked hard as company over the past couple years to create a new identity that encourages people to #UnlockTampaBay and discover everything this corner of Florida has to offer: Cuban coffee, Cuban sandwiches, hand-rolled cigars, sparkling water, craft beer, incredible food, tons of sports.

So thanks, travel journalists. We love working with you. Nuestra casa es su casa.

And if you haven't made it to Tampa Bay yet, it's time. Gasparilla Season is in full swing.

Also, it looks like our award will be a very nice medal on a ribbon. (Alas, no leg lamp.)

Who gets to travel to Puerto Vallarta to pick up it up?