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[via press release from Logo]

Logo's "NewNowNext Travel Awards" Honors the Best Up-and-Coming Travel Destinations and Services

Logo's Travel Awards Gets a New Name and New Categories to Honor the "Next Best Thing" in Travel

Voters Can Choose Their Favorites on TripOutTravel.com and Twitter (#NNNTA) and Share Their Votes Via Facebook

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 -- Logo, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today the nominees for its third annual travel awards. This year's awards have undergone a makeover with a new name, "NewNowNext Travel Awards," and new categories demonstrating Logo is on the pulse of what are tomorrow's trends and the next "it" destinations.

The "NewNowNext Travel Awards" honors the best of the most stylish, most exciting and hottest destinations and travel services of tomorrow. New categories added this year include "Favorite Travel TV Show" and "NewNowNext Destination."

Logo appointed a panel of global travel experts to determine what destinations, hotels, airlines and events best emulate the "next best thing" in the travel industry. Joining the panel this year were travel editors and writers from Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, Lonely Planet, New York Magazine, Travel & Leisure, NY Daily News, W Magazine, Town and Country Travel and Concierge.com.

However, it is up to the fans of TripOutTravel.com to determine which nominees deserve the title of "NewNowNext" destination or hospitality service. Travel enthusiasts can vote for their favorites beginning today on TripOutTravel.com or through their Twitter accounts. Results will be announced in early November.

Voters can also share their top "NewNowNext Travel Awards" categories on Facebook, which will then alert and encourage a voter's friends or followers to sound-off on which nominees deserve such titles as "Sexiest Spot," "Best Luxury Hotel," "Best Global Destination" and "Best Hotel Chain." To follow the latest about the "NewNowNext Travel Awards" go to @LogoTV and #NNNTA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/logo on Facebook.

For more information about the nominees listed below, please go to TripOutTravel.com.

Nominees for the Third Annual "NewNowNext Travel Awards":

Best Airline
Virgin America (#NNNTA_Virgin)
Singapore Airlines (#NNNTA_Singapore)
Qantas (#NNNTA_Qantas)
American (#NNNTA_American)
JetBlue (#NNNTA_JetBlue)
Southwest (#NNNTA_Southwest)

Best Annual Event
Frieze Art Fair - London, England (#NNNTA_Frieze)
TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) - Toronto, ON (#NNNTA_TIFF)
Mardi Gras - Sydney, Australia (#NNNTA_MardiGras)
Coachella - Palm Springs, CA (#NNNTA_Coachella)
Karneval - Cologne, Germany (#NNNTA_Karneval)

Best Global Destination
Tokyo, Japan (#NNNTA_Tokyo)
Corsica, France (#NNNTA_Corsica)
Marrakesh, Morocco (#NNNTA_Marrakesh)
London, England (#NNNTA_London)
Montreal, Canada (#NNNTA_Montreal)
Shanghai, China (#NNNTA_Shanghai)

Best U.S. Destination
New York, NY (#NNNTA_NYC)
Austin, TX (#NNNTA_Austin)
Minneapolis, MN (#NNNTA_Minneapolis)
San Francisco, CA (#NNNTA_SanFran)
Alaska (#NNNTA_Alaska)
Las Vegas, NV (#NNNTA_Vegas)

Best Luxury Hotel
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires (#NNNTA_Park)
The Peninsula Chicago (#NNNTA_Peninsula)
Four Seasons at Sultanahmet, Istanbul (#NNNTA_FourSeasons)
Ritz Carlton Berlin (#NNNTA_Ritz)
Mandarin Bangkok (#NNNTA_Mandarin)
Bristol Hotel, Paris (#NNNTA_Bristol)

Best Hotel Chain
Kimpton (#NNNTA_Kimpton)
Thompson (#NNNTA_Thompson)
Ace (#NNNTA_Ace)
Rocco Forte (#NNNTA_Rocco)
Four Seasons (#NNNTA_Four)

Best Resort
Imanta, Punta Mita, Mexico (#NNNTA_Imanta)
Oberoi Vanyavilas, Rathambore, India (#NNNTA_Oberoi)
Explora, Patagonia, Chile (#NNNTA_Explora)
AmanGiri - Utah (#NNNTA_AmanGiri)
Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, CA (#NNNTA_PostRanch)
Encore Hotel & Resort - Las Vegas, NV (#NNNTA_Encore)

Favorite TV Travel Show
The Amazing Race (CBS) (#NNNTA_AmazingRace)
Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations (TRV) (#NNNTA_Bourdain)
Jersey Shore - Italy (MTV) (#NNNTA_JerseyShore)
The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food) (#NNNTA_BestAte)
Joanna Lumley's Nile (ITV) (#NNNTA_LumleysNile)
Hasn't been made yet (#NNNTA_HasntMade)

NewNowNext Destination
Istanbul, Turkey (#NNNTA_Istanbul)
Cartagena, Colombia (#NNNTA_Cartagena)
St. Petersburg, Russia (#NNNTA_StPetersburg)
Florianopolis, Brazil (#NNNTA_Brazil)
Baku, Azerbaijan (#NNNTA_Baku)
Columbus, OH (#NNNTA_Columbus)

Sexiest Spot
Madrid, Spain (#NNNTA_Madrid)
Portland, Oregon (#NNNTA_Portland)
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (#NNNTA_Rio) St Tropez, France (#NNNTA_StTropez)
Buenos Aires. Argentina (#NNNTA_BuenosAires)
Stockholm, Sweden (#NNNTA_Stockholm)


Logo is the entertainment network for savvy and trendsetting adult viewers from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo's cable channel is in more than 48 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including LogoTV.com, TripOutTravel.com, AfterEllen.com, AfterElton.com, 365Gay.com, DowneLink.com and NewNowNext.com. Logo's content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.

  [september 2011]  


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