WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Bus Association’s “Destinations” magazine recently awarded The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, of Pawhuska, a 2019 Best of the Best designation in the category of festivals and events.


“Destinations” magazine’s Best of the Best honors outstanding travel industry members who go above and beyond for the group tour industry. Categories include adventure, culture, entertainment, festivals and events, food and beverage, lodging and shopping.


Those designated Best of the Best have the support of their peers and customers and are known for excellent service. The Pioneer Woman Mercantile was chosen out of nearly 100 entries and was one of only 13 chosen in the festivals and events category.


“It isn’t easy deciding where to take a group tour,” said Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association. “People can be hard to please, and even if you have some favorite places, it’s always helpful when you can find somewhere new to bring guests.


“That’s why we’re honoring the Best of the Best for 2019, featuring 60 top theaters, museums, festivals, experiences, hotels, and more,” Pantuso said. “These are places that will leave your customers happy and impressed.”