33 Destinations Receive DMAP Designation at Destinations International’s Annual Convention

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Anaheim, Calif. (July 11, 2018) – Destinations International announced that 33 destination marketing organizations received a Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal in recognition of their destination organization’s commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination marketing organizations around the world.

The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of destination organizations including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research.

"By achieving DMAP accreditation, these destination organizations have demonstrated that they have developed strategies for the direction of their destination and the policies and procedures to safeguard the use of public dollars,” said David Holder, CDME, DMAP Chair and Vice President – Tourism of JLL - Hospitality and Tourism Group.

The following accreditations and re-accreditations were announced at Destinations International’s Annual Convention:

2017 Newly Accredited (initial application):

  • Travel Lane County
  • Visit Anchorage

2017 Reaccredited (8-year application):

  • Cobb Travel and Tourism
  • Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Discover the Palm Beaches
  • Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
  • Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Park City Chamber of Commerce & CVB
  • Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Knoxville
  • Visit Milwaukee
  • Visit Spokane
  • VisitPITTSBURGH
  • Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • York County Convention & Visitors Bureau

2017 Renewals (4-year application):

  • Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Bryan College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Meet Minneapolis

2018 Newly Accredited (initial application):

  • Experience Olympia and Beyond
  • St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission
  • Tourism Toronto
  • Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Panama City Beach
  • Visit SLO CAL

2018 Reaccredited (8-year application):

  • Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau

2018 Renewals (4-year application):

  • Monterrey Mexico Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Springfield, Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Tourism Kelowna
  • West Hollywood Marketing Corporation

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About Destinations International:
Destinations International (formerly Destination Marketing Association International) is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with more than 4,700 members and partners from nearly 600 destinations in approximately 15 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association; exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people and elevating tourism to its highest potential. For more information, visit www.destinationsinternational.org.