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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.

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  • 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 your real name in the "Username" field (First name Last name). Also, you must use a valid DMO email address.

Create Your EXCHANGE Account

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 Welcome to EXCHANGE.

EXCHANGE Categories

  • EXCHANGE Rules and Etiquette
  • General
  • Admin/Operations
  • Advocacy
  • Communications/PR
  • Convention/Group
  • Digital Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Leisure Markets
  • Marketing
  • Membership/Partnership
  • Research
  • Services: Convention/Group/Sports
  • Services: Visitor Services
  • Sports
  • Technology

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism Wins Travel Weekly Magellan and WorldTravel Awards

The seaside city of Santa Monica has been awarded  North America’s Leading Beach Destination by the World Travel Awards and leading Eco-Friendly Green Destination by the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The awards highlight Santa Monica as a sustainable city – from green initiatives to eco-friendly architectural designs – set along one of California’s most iconic stretches of coastline.

“We are proud to promote the many eco-friendly restaurants, hotels, attractions and transportation alternatives in the city that allow our residents and our visitors to protect the destination and the environment,” said Misti Kerns, President & CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT). “We are thrilled to have Santa Monica recognized for its laid-back beach lifestyle and commitment to sustainability.”

Home to world-class hotels, celebrated restaurants, 3.5 miles of beautiful beach, and a wellness culture all of its own, Santa Monica combines the comfort of a classic California beach town, with a vibrant, big-city sophistication.

At just 8.3 square miles, the ability to go car-free remains one of the top reasons why hotel guests choose to stay in Santa Monica. Visitors are able to move around the city via 113 miles of bikeways, public bike share programs, electric scooter rentals, Metro Expo Line, Big Blue Bus, and the electric Free Ride Shuttle. In addition, Santa Monica offers numerous eco-friendly attractions, including the world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris wheel, year-round farmers’ markets, acres of lush parks, and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.




2019 DMA West Tech Summit & Vendor Showcase

March 20-22, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Technology Strategies for Destination Marketers
DMA West is seeking session proposals that will help us create a dynamic program full of evidenced-based content to successfully propel the destination-marketing profession forward in the current evolving environment.

The 2019 DMA West Tech Summit Call for Education Presentation Proposals is now open. Don't delay! Submit your session proposals by October 31.

Submit Proposal

DMA West continually seeks the expertise of subject matter experts to develop, deliver, and facilitate educational programming at our signature Summit conferences.

Upcoming Free Webinars

As part of the DMA West Foundation’s mission to promote educational opportunities for destination marketers, the DMA West Foundation periodically recommends webinars for your participation.

Please see content description and link to register for an upcoming webinar.

Mobile Edition
Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:00 p.m. Pacific Time  

The State of the American Traveler, Mobile Edition, will share invaluable insights from Destination Analysts’ latest research. We will explore mobile behavior, highlight how U.S. travelers plan and execute trips using mobile devices and discuss what their preferences are in planning a trip.

Register Today

Newsnotes - July 2018