October 19th, 2014

Note To DMOs: Steer Clear Of The Politics, But By All Means Get Into The Community

Community Engagement Provides Opportunity For The Destination Management Organization Seeking To Build Local Influence.

“Get into politics or go out of business” was the message from Brian Crawford of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) to a gathering of San Diego hotel and tourism leaders earlier this year.

Crawford, vice president of governmental and public


July 25th, 2014

Community Engagement Key For DMOs

Tourism Marketing Association Study Stresses Need for Greater Interaction With Civic And Non-Industry Stakeholders.

Visitor industry leaders gathered earlier this week in Las Vegas for Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) annual convention, marking the organization’s 100th anniversary.

Formerly known as the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, DMAI is the global trade organization representing the interests of destination marketing