100 Years of Advancing Destinations

Utilize Membership

As an important part of Destination Marketing Association International, we look forward to your participation and active involvement. We encourage you to take advantage of the abundant resources DMAI has to offer to get the most out of your membership.

Accreditation - Assure volunteer leadership, stakeholders and employees that your organization has achieved the highest accepted standards by becoming an accredited DMO. 

Event Impact Calculator – Calculator measures the economic value of an event and calculates its return on investment to local taxes.

empowerMINT - An online tool for meeting and event planners, which simplifies the researching, distribution, and selection of DMOs and their partner hotels and meeting venues.  empowerMINT.com leverages and integrates the existing MINT historical database and thousands of existing customer relationships to create the DMO industry’s first lead generation and sales network.

Industry Research - Utilize DMAI’s regularly published research studies on revenue, expense and structural benchmarking, direct spending data, industry forecasts and more.  The DMO Organizational & Financial Profile Study, the 2013 Digital & Mobile Marketing Toolkit and the Compensation & Benefits Study to name a few. 

Performance Reporting - Accurately and comparatively evaluate, calculate and report your organization’s achievements using recommendations from DMAI’s Performance Reporting Handbook.

Destinations Showcase - Gather RFPs and build relationships at the one-day tradeshow in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, designed exclusively for destination exhibitors to interact with qualified meeting planners.

Professional Development & Education - Benefit from DMO specific education that retain, enhance and advance professional staff and highlight career growth throughout the year; e.g. Annual Convention, CEO Forum, COO/CFO Forum, Sales Academy and Shirtsleeves meetings. 

CDME - Further your career as a senior-level destination professional by obtaining your Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) designation, recognized by the industry as the highest educational achievement.

PDM - Earn a Professional in Destination Management (PDM) certificate by completing 40 educational credit hours at any stage of your destination career.

DMAI NewsBriefs & Destination Marketing Monthly – Stay up-to-date on the latest association and industry news with weekly and monthly e-publications.

Committees - Get actively involved in the association and increase your leadership skills by joining a project-driven committee. 

myDMAI – The official online social networking portal for peer-to-peer engagement. myDMAI provides access to information portals - designed to bring you in close contact with the experts in the field - your fellow destination marketing professionals and expert industry partners. Get the insight you need from the discussion forums, interest group communities, news center, and file library. http://mydmai.destinationmarketing.org.

Membership Directory - Reach out to colleagues, vendor members, students and educators with our searchable members-only online membership directory.

Connect with DMAI through social mediaFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+

Webinars - Learn something new every month with regular hour-long monthly webinars, with archived session available through the Live Learning Center.

Career Center – Allows you to refine and define the talents of DMO professionals