Leadership Summit for CEOs | Virtual
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The Resilience of Our Destinations and the Evolution of Our Organizations
Along with the rest of the world, the world of DMOs and their destinations has been changing on a daily basis during the past year. Both the role of the DMO is evolving along with the role of the CEO (and other positions) within an organization.
You’ll see a theme throughout the Leadership Summit sessions focusing on what we’ve learned in the past year and how DMO leaders are using that knowledge to move forward.
Energize your leadership journey through peer discussions and presentations to help you adapt to new environments and navigate potential opportunities.
COVID-19 | Resources and Research for DMA West Members and Your Local Partners
In addition to working with your respective city/county agencies and State Office of Tourism, look to these organizations and firms for information as we address issues associated with the coronavirus crisis.
How to Reach DMA West Staff
DMA West’s staff office is located in California. Staff members are currently working remotely. During this time, we will not have access to live telephone answering. The best way to reach us is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may leave us a voice message at 916-443-9012. Messages may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. Thank you.
Ask it or answer it!
We are excited to introduce DMA West's newest member service -- EXCHANGE -- the online community for western destination marketers.
EXCHANGE is the best space to participate in in-depth discussions and receive feedback and resources from your professional peers. Employees who work for DMA West member DMOs are encouraged to participate in DMA West's EXCHANGE.
Join the exchange
Ask or answer a question.
Share strategies and best practices with your DMO industry colleagues.
Active participants create a thriving online community.
Let's Get Started
- Employees from DMA West-member DMOs are welcome to access the EXCHANGE discussionsite.
- Are you an employee from a DMA West-member DMO ready to join this online community?
- When you create your account, please use your real name in the "Username" field (First name Last name). Also, you must use a valid DMO email address.
Once your account is created and approved by DMA West staff, you will receive an approval notification for your EXCHANGE participation. At that time, log in and click on your name above the "New Discussion" button (left panel). Then, click on the arrow next to the head silhouette icon (far right - across from your name) which will bring up the "Edit Profile" option. In this section, you may add your profile image and set your "Notification Preferences" and "Category Notifications."
If you need assistance at any step in the process, contact DMA West staff at 916.443.9012 or email@example.com. Welcome to EXCHANGE.
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority’s “Vegas Smart” page lists all the steps Las Vegas is taking to keep visitors safe as the city continues its reopening process.
Travel Lane County
Travel Lane County has created messaging and a video series that aims to instill confidence in travel with both its travelers and residents. Travel Lane County wants to help support its communities by showing the safety measures its businesses are taking to stay open now and into the future, and reassure residents that Travel Lane County is looking to welcome travelers back to its destination in a safe way and only when it is safe to do so. Travel Lane County is focusing first on restaurants and lodging, with plans to continue to add content around additional businesses.
Everyone, please be safe and healthy.
Visit Albuquerque (NM)
From the International Balloon Fiesta to the arts, explore Albuquerque’s sights and sounds in full 360˚ video from the top of the Sandia Mountains to the banks of the Rio Grande, all from home.
Visit Carson City Safely
Traveling or even exploring locally can be challenging right now. Below is a summary of all you want to know if traveling to Carson City soon. You’ll find what is open, unique hours of businesses, events that are happening, and our commitment to our locals and visitors to Carson City, Nevada. Check out the “Visit Carson City Safely” section on the website as well as a three-part video series on the safety protocols for lodging, restaurants and museums/galleries. Visit Carson City Safely | Visit Carson City
Visit Casper (WY)
Visit Casper recently launched a video called Casper United—view it here.
Even Apart, We’ve Never Been Stronger. It goes without saying that right now, things look different. But every day we wake up to glimpses of hope, stories of recovery and people helping each other. In those moments when it all seems like too much, remind yourself that even though we’re apart, we’ll get through this together. When the time is right, the world will move again. Trips will be taken, sports will be played, hugs will be given and concerts will fill mountain meadows with the most beautiful music.
Travel Lane County (OR)
#LoveLane video from YouTube
We love where we live. From our cities to our mountains, our beaches to our waterfalls, Lane County is our home and our favorite destination. We miss you, but are proud of the ways you are helping to flatten the curve. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy. We are so looking forward to the day we can hit the trails with you again.
Travel Portland (OR)
Tune into weekly #TelePortland video series for glimpses into Portland’s great creative community.
Visit Salt Lake (UT)
San Francisco Travel Association (CA)
#SFThroughMyWindow campaign on Instagram that asks residents to post photos of their window views.
Visit Seattle (WA)
Virtual Seattle Experiences—Ways to enjoy Seattle from the comfort of your own home.
Sonoma County Tourism (CA)
Sonoma County Tourism has unveiled a timely video as part of its recovery campaign, the “SAFE Travels Promise,” encouraging visitors to travel responsibly and #keepsonomasafe. The Safe Travels Promise Video features Sonoma County’s wide open spaces, ample outdoor activities, and urges everyone to be responsible and wear masks while vacationing. Spokespersons from local businesses help reiterate the importance of being smart, safe, kind, and healthy in the messaging.
Visit Tucson (AZ)
Looking Forward to Seeing You Soon
When the time is right, we’ll look forward to welcoming you to Tucson, offering you the space you need to relax and recharge, and once again providing the perfect place to Free Yourself.
Visit Ventura (CA)
Even in these difficult times, there is so much to be grateful for. Visit Ventura has a Gratitude Wall. It’s a simple thing. Post your words, your video, your photos—your shout-out of thanks to those doing beautiful, kind, selfless and caring things during these difficult times. So many heroes out there. And, when this is past, our Gratitude Wall will be something special, preserved forever. A reminder that the best of humanity always surrounds us. #stayventurastrong