Shaping the future of destination marketing is about DMO CEOs and team members using their knowledge and skills to inform, innovate and influence.

DMA West is here to support and provide resources to western DMOs as they enhance initiatives and technologies associated with interactions with visitors, clients, partners/stakeholders, board members and elected leaders, as well as interactions with colleagues and industry peers.

The Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West) is a regional membership organization of more than 145 destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The CEOs and staff members of these member-organizations are committed to improving organizational effectiveness, implementing engaging marketing and communications strategies, successfully representing their stakeholders and advancing the destination-marketing profession.

With support of the DMA West Education and Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, DMA West is a valuable source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the destination marketing profession, and provides resources, education and ideas to enhance the performance and influence of destination marketing organizations in the West.

Learn more about what DMA West offers for destination marketers in the western United States and western provinces of Canada who want to enhance their destination-marketing skills.

2016 Tech Summit Presentations Available

Our One Cool Thing is a bit off beat this time. DMA West staff looked at a number of blogs on member websites and decided to share a few of blog titles that captured our attention.

Visit Anaheim
Your Guide to Disney Pin Trading
Bellingham and Whatcom County
Chasing Chums up Chuckanut Creek with NSEA* (Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association)
Kayaking to Sucia for Lunch with Sea Lions
Visit Laguna Beach
Sunset Serenades in Laguna Beach
Visit Salt Lake
Salt Lake is America’s Craft Chocolate Capital
[Let’s do our research during the 2017 Tech Summit, March 15-17.]
Visit Seattle
12 Seattle Bands and Musicians to Add to Your Playlist Now
Visit West Hollywood
Satiate Your Foodie Desires


DMA West Foundation

As part of the DMA West Foundation's mission to promote educational opportunities for destination marketers, the DMA West Foundation recommends the following webinar for your consideration and participation.

Free Webinar – December 7, 2016
11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Phocuswright's Top 10 Trends, Challenges & Opportunities in Travel for Destinations
Presenting Companies: Phocuswright and Miles

Register Here

Foundation Establishes “Brad Burlingame Honorary Scholarship” at Cal Poly Pomona

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Newsnotes - November 2016