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

CookiesDMAWest_Photo.pngThanks to the Visit Mesa team for hosting several DMA West Board members and staff at a planning meeting in early May in support of the 2016 Education Summit & Vendor Showcase, September 21-23, 2016, in Mesa, Arizona.

Just a few of the reasons to attend the 2016 Education Summit in Mesa--

  • Industry-specific sessions in a variety of formats
  • Opportunity to participate in destination-experience gatherings
  • There’s a full Starbucks outlet at the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West (host property)!
  • Best Idea Program Awards are presented. Submit your entry before August 16; visit for information and online submission form. No entry fee.
  • DMA West cookies will make their debut!

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Save $$$ – Education Summit Scholarship Opportunities!

The DMA West Education & Research Foundation administers several scholarship programs to fund educational opportunities for DMO CEOs and staff personnel. Scholarship criteria and applications available here.

2016 DMA West Education Summit Scholarships
Application deadline: July 29, 2016.


Newsnotes - April 2016

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