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Rocky Mountaineer Vacations honoured

Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, operators of the Rocky Mountaineer train, has won the 2006 “Employees First Award” at this year’s B.C. Tourism Industry Conference in Penticton. Hundreds of industry members attended the 7th annual B.C. Tourism Awards ceremony, which was held on February 16, 2006.

RMV Executives were on hand to accept the award on behalf of the Vancouver based company.

This latest accolade follows Rocky Mountaineer Vacations’ recent win of the prestigious 2005 World Travel Award as, “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train.”

“This is a tremendous honour for our organization,” say James Terry, Executive Vice President & C.O.O. of Rocky Mountaineer Vacations.

“You cannot deliver a world-class guest experience unless employees are satisfied with their roles and overall growth within the company. We accept this award knowing that we work well together and that we are a great team!”


The “Employees First Award” recognizes a British Columbian tourism employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resource management.

Tourism British Columbia and the Council of Tourism Associations of B.C. (COTA) established the British Columbia Tourism Awards to recognize excellence and innovation within our industry.

These awards represent the highest accolades for B.C. tourism operators and associations, recognizing individuals and organizations that are leading the way and earning the distinction as the best in their field.