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DMAI Announces Ten New DMAP Accredited Destinations


Monday, February 24, 2014
Ten destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have recently been accredited under Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

Destination Marketing Association International has awarded ten new destinations the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal, illustrating a DMO's commitment to industry excellence and to raising the performance and accountability of DMOs around the world.   

“DMAP accreditation requires DMOs to demonstrate compliance across 16 disciplines, composed of 53 mandatory standards and is globally recognized by the destination marketing industry as the highest achievement in destination excellence,” stated Jack Wert, DMAP Board Chair. “We are pleased to have these DMOs join our distinguished group and congratulate the DMOs who successfully renewed their accreditation. I look forward to their participation and influence as a part of the growing DMAP community” 

Since January, 2007, 180 DMOs have earned their accreditation.  To become accredited, a DMO must successfully comply with fifty-eight mandatory and thirty voluntary standards in areas that include governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research.

The following organizations have been approved for accreditation in 2013, with 29 destinations renewing their accreditation status for an additional 4 years. “The renewal of these DMOs' accreditation signifies the continuing and growing value of the program to the destination marketing industry, and reinforces the power that the DMAP seal provides these organizations when communicating to stakeholders” explained Valencia Bembry, Director of Accreditation, DMAI.

Newly Accredited DMOs

  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, Canada                                   
  • Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau, MN
  • Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, IA               
  • Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, TX
  • Louisiana Office of Tourism, LA                                                        
  • Monterrey Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mexico
  • Nebraska Tourism Commission, NE                                                  
  • Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, NJ
  • Tourism Burnaby, Canada                                                                  
  • VisitTulsa, OK

DMAP Renewals

  • Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, KY           
  • Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, GA
  • Destination DC, DC                                                                              
  • Discover Palm Beach County, FL
  • Experience Columbus, OH                                                                
  • Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, TX
  • Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, WI             
  • Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, IN
  • Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, SC              
  • Indiana Dunes Tourism, IN
  • Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, LA                          
  • Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, LA
  • Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau, NY                           
  • Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau, KY
  • Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau, IL                                         
  • Park City Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, UT
  • Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, IL                       
  • Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, MO
  • Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, NY                               
  • Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, PA
  • Vancouver Coaest & Mountains Tourism, Canada                        
  • Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, VA
  • Visit Baltimore, MD                                                                             
  • Visit Baton Rouge, LA
  • Visit Charlotte, NC                                                                             
  • Visit Phoenix, AZ
  • Visit Spokane, WA                                                                               
  • York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, PA
  • Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau, OH

 

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