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.

Best Idea Program Achievement Awards – Member representatives accept Achievement Awards for their respective DMOs at the 2015 DMA West Destination Marketing Summit in late September in Ogden, Utah. (Left to right) Eric Thompson, Vice President of Marketing, Visit Salt Lake; Valerie Arias, Communications Manager, Marina del Rey CVB; Kari Westlund, President & CEO, Travel Lane County; and Heather Ainardi, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Flagstaff CVB. Congratulations!

DMA West congratulates the following member DMOs for receiving outstanding achievement awards for their organizations in the 2015 DMA West Best Idea Program.

Flagstaff (AZ) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Project: Flagstaff #VisitCool and Flagstaff Cool Zone
Travel Lane County (OR)
Project: Mobile Information Kiosk Explorer, MIKE the Bike
Marina del Rey (CA) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Project: Beach Buddies
Visit Salt Lake (UT)
Project: Mobile Attraction Pass


Newsnotes - August 2015