The DMA West Education Summit is where destination marketers and industry partners gather to explore and gather resources, strategies, solutions, and more.
Congratulations to our first registrant -- Nancy Rezac, Visit Longmont!
Program Content & Registration
DMA West/Sparkloft Media Podcast
“Is social media destroying tourism?”
Recorded LIVE at the 2018 DMA West Tech Summit in Spokane, a podcast from Sparkloft Media asks attendees a difficult question: “Is social media destroying tourism?” Listen here to find out the answers. Special thanks to representatives from these DMA West-member DMOs for participating in the conversation: Davis County Tourism & Events, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau, Visit Santa Barbara, San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, and Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory.
Social media, for better or for worse, has helped people discover parts of the world that they may have never seen otherwise. Social media, no doubt, caused this boom in tourism, but is it also destroying it?
Social media at its best connects the world to people and places they would never have seen otherwise and at its worst… well, it depends on who you ask.
Beautiful Little Beach Towns
Congratulations to two DMA West member-destinations that are on TripAdvisor’s list of “13 Beautiful Little Beach Towns Across America.”
Morro Bay, California
Morro Bay Tourism | www.morrobay.org
Appropriately nicknamed “The Gibraltar of the Pacific,” Morro Bay is a beautiful village on California’s central coast known for the world-famous Morro Rock, a 576-foot-tall monolith that marks the entrance to the harbor. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the dunes and observing the wildlife at Morro Bay State Park, but if you’re more into watersports, surfing or sport fishing, there’s plenty of that here, too.
Pismo Beach, California
Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau | www.classiccalifornia.com
With four golf courses, freshwater lakes and more than two miles of white sand beaches, Pismo Beach makes an idyllic summer vacation or weekend getaway destination. Surfing, kiteboarding, fishing and swimming are all popular pastimes, and there’s no better place to watch all the action unfolding than Pismo Pier, a superb vantage point great for sightseeing, people-watching and snapping photos of the sunset.