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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. On Monday evening, August 3rd, leaders from the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association (TnHTA) announced Ruby Falls as the award winner in three categories at the annual awards gala in Murfreesboro, TN. The association recognized the attraction for its sustainable and philanthropic efforts with the Good Earth Keeping Award and the Community Service Award, and also the Ongoing Special Event Award for the Haunted Cavern.
“Hospitality and tourism make up the state’s second largest industry,” said TnHTA Chairman Ken Maples. “The individuals and companies we honor with these awards are the driving force behind that success. They provide the top-notch guest service that keeps people coming back to Tennessee. The winners were selected to receive these honors by people who truly understand the level of commitment that is required to provide excellent service to customers on a daily basis – their peers.”
“Congratulations are in order for our team at Ruby Falls,” said Hugh Morrow, president of Ruby Falls. “We are honored to be recognized from our industry peers in the areas of community service, special events and in being good stewards of our natural resources.”
The “Stars of the Industry Awards” are presented to individuals, companies and industry partners whose commitment to hospitality and tourism has improved the overall industry statewide and has allowed the industry to ‘wow’ guests on a daily basis. “This year’s winners epitomize the true spirit of hospitality that makes Tennessee a great place to live and visit,” said TnHTA.
Ruby Falls is home to America’s deepest cave and tallest underground waterfall open for public viewing. It features a 145-foot waterfall located 1,120 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ruby Falls ZIPStream Aerial Adventure is also onsite in partnership with The Adventure Guild. Go to HYPERLINK “http://www.rubyfalls.com” www.rubyfalls.com for more.
The Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association is the voice of the lodging, dining and tourism industry in the state of Tennessee. TnHTA provides education and training for industry employees and represents the interests of the hospitality and tourism industry at the local, state and national levels. This industry is the second largest in Tennessee, producing 146,200 jobs and an annual economic impact in excess of $16.6 billion. Learn more about TnHTA at http://www.tnhta.net/