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


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

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ST LOUIS, MO. (July 25, 2019) – Destinations International announced that 48 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.

Several organizations achieved accreditation with distinction, an honor reserved for those destination organizations that went beyond meeting the required standards of accreditation to truly showcase the breadth of their operation and their commitment to advancing the destination they serve.

“We are pleased to have these organizations join our distinguished group of DMAP organizations,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International. “The industry distinction defines quality and performance standards for destination organizations and I look forward to welcoming them to the DMAP community.”

"Destination accreditation provides a visible differentiator for these special organizations as an independent review board assessed their specific operations, leadership and policies to determine that they meet or exceed the standards of the industry,” said David Holder, Vice President – Tourism of JLL - Hospitality and Tourism Group.

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

Initial Applications:

  • Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association
  • Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau
  • Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Destination El Paso
  • DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Discover Flagstaff (With Distinction)
  • Gaston County Travel and Tourism (Go Gaston)
  • Tourism Whistler
  • Visit Casper
  • Visit South Bend Mishawaka (With Distinction)
  • Visit Tampa Bay (With Distinction)
  • Visit Tuolumne County
  • Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation

4-year Renewal Applications:

  • Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Destination Cleveland
  • Discover Durham
  • Fresno/Clovis CVB
  • Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism
  • Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
  • Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Visit Great Lakes Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Mesa
  • Visit Oakland
  • Visit South Walton
  • Visit Tulsa

8-year Re-Accreditation Applications:

  • Albany County CVB
  • Anaheim/Orange County
  • Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. (With Distinction)
  • Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
  • Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Tourism Saskatoon
  • Tourism Winnipeg (With Distinction)
  • Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Visit Colorado Springs (With Distinction)
  • Visit Frisco
  • Visit KC
  • Visit Lake County
  • Visit Lubbock
  • Visit Newport Beach, Inc. (With Distinction)
  • Visit Quad Cities
  • Visit San Antonio (With Distinction)
  • Visit Sarasota County (With Distinction)
  • VisitGreenvilleSC


Destinations International

Destinations 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.