Aimia Announces 2014 U.S. Passion for Excellence Award Winners

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Aimia Announces 2014 U.S. Passion for Excellence Award Winners 2017-11-15T21:14:19+00:00


15 partners are cited for excellent service.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 25, 2014 – Aimia recently recognized 15 organizations as “Premier Partners” in its Passion for Excellence awards program.

Through the program, Aimia recognizes hospitality partners in meetings, events, incentives, hospitality, destination management companies and airlines.  Each year the “Premier Partner,” companies are evaluated against our seven Core Values. Event criteria evaluated include: purchasing, planning, program delivery and creativity. These companies are selected and permanently included on Aimia’s Premier Partner Wall of Fame.

“While we have a number of excellent partners, we are grateful to recognize the top performers for the 22nd year in a row,” said Kurt Paben, Senior Vice President, head of Channel and Employee Loyalty. We recognize those partners who have delivered creativity, superior execution and originality time and time again. They are committed to serving our clients and truly function as an extension of our Aimia team.”

Passion for Excellence defines Aimia’s expectations for service excellence from its suppliers.  The program not only develops strong business relationships, it also provides a method to continually enhance those relationships through solid feedback against specific criteria.  Aimia’s best suppliers embrace the challenge to demonstrate their effectiveness and use Passion for Excellence as a platform for continuous improvement.

Aimia’s Passion for Excellence is a true recognition program:  it establishes standards, provides measurable criteria against those standards, offers feedback and constructive advice, improves business practices, and rewards those who have committed themselves to performance excellence.

This year’s winning organizations are:


  • Hilton Warsaw
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Omni Dallas
  • Westin Savannah Harbor Golf & Spa
  • Grand Hyatt Kauai
  • Hilton Prague
  • Four Seasons Costa Rica

Destination Management Companies

  • Hello Florida!
  • PRA Las Vegas
  • Fourth Dimension Tours
  • MC&A
  • Destination Concepts


  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Air Tahiti Nui

Media Contact:

Richelle Taylor
Director of Marketing, Products & Demand Generation, Aimia
+1 937 824 8169

About Aimia

Aimia Inc. (“Aimia”) is a global leader in loyalty management. Employing more than 4,300 people in 20 countries worldwide, Aimia offers clients, partners and members proven expertise in launching and managing coalition loyalty programs, delivering proprietary loyalty services, creating value through loyalty analytics and driving innovation in the emerging digital, mobile and social communications spaces.

Aimia owns and operates Aeroplan, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, Nectar, the United Kingdom’s largest coalition loyalty program, Nectar Italia, and Smart Button, a leading provider of SaaS loyalty solutions. In addition, Aimia owns stakes in Air Miles Middle East, Mexico’s leading coalition loyalty program Club Premier, Brazil’s Prismah Fidelidade, China Rewards – the first coalition loyalty program in China that enables members to earn and redeem a common currency, and i2c, a joint venture with Sainsbury’s offering insight and data analytics services in the UK to retailers and suppliers. Aimia also holds minority positions in Cardlytics, a US-based private company operating in card-linked marketing for electronic banking and Think Big, the owner and operator of BIG – AirAsia and Tune Group’s loyalty program. Aimia is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AIM). For more information, visit us at www.aimia.com.