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Titanic Museum Attractions’ centennial commemoration wins marketing honors

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Titanic Museum Attractions’ centennial commemoration wins marketing honors

Titanic Museum Attraction has earned the 2012 Missouri Tourism Marketing Campaign Award for its efforts to draw worldwide media attention to Branson, Missouri, during the Titanic centennial commemoration.

Branson, Mo.Titanic Museum Attractions’ year-long commemoration of the centennial anniversary of RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage captured the imagination of visitors from around the world and has earned awards within the tourism industry. The attractions received the 2012 Missouri Tourism Marketing Campaign Award at September’s statewide tourism conference.

The award recognized Titanic Museum Attractions’ ability to draw worldwide media coverage during the year, including visits to the Tennessee and Missouri locations by USA Today, CNN, CBS’ Sunday Morning, and Fox News’ Fox and Friends. The museum attractions were also featured this year in media coverage by major media outlets such as the New York Times, People Magazine, and the Associated Press.

“This is a great honor for both Titanic Branson and Titanic Pigeon Forge,” said John Joslyn, co-owner of the attractions and co-leader of first private expeditions to Titanic’s final resting place. “While the award is presented by the state of Missouri, it represents how the two attractions were able to coordinate their efforts to make the best possible impact in both Missouri and Tennessee.”

The Marketing Campaign Award is presented annually by the Missouri Tourism Commission and the Missouri Division of Tourism at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Winners are selected based on their ability to create a positive impact on tourism visitation and economic impact.

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Titanic Museum Attraction: Cedar Bay Entertainment, LLC owns and operates the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A privately owned-and-operated entertainment and development company, Cedar Bay is headquartered in Branson, Missouri, the site of its first Titanic Museum Attraction. Since its opening in 2006, Titanic Branson has welcomed more than 5 million “passengers” aboard the museum. Titanic Pigeon Forge opened in 2010 and has already welcomed 2 million visitors. For additional information about the museums, visit www.titanicattraction.com or call 800-381-7670.

Media: For high resolution digital images, museum and exhibit tours, interviews and additional information, contact Shane Rhyne at (865) 585-0550 or srhyne@ackermannpr.com.

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