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Why do I need a DMO?
Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), sometimes called Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) or tourism boards, are the best, first point of contact to help you find the right fit for any size meeting.
By working with qualified DMOs that have a vested interest in the success of the meetings market, you'll be able to:
- Plan your meeting with a comprehensive view of the destination and your attendee experience,
- Tap into their local expertise about everything you never knew you needed, and
- Unlock their extensive in-market relationships from venues to media
-- all for free.
What's the Catch?
Really, there's none.
DMOs offer their expertise and services free to planners because they are largely funded by hotel occupancy taxes or assessments in the destination. Therefore, in working with a DMO, you ultimately take advantage of a wide array of meeting services already paid for by someone else, while developing the full destination experience for your attendees.
Programs Designed for Meeting Professionals
Free for you, DMAI has an array of services designed to bring the best working relationships between DMOs and meeting professionals through information sharing and industry education.
Click on the following programs to find out more about each initiative:
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