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Welcome to 2014! As we gear up for another great year, we would like to provide the readers of DMAI Newsbrief a look back at our most popular original content articles of 2013. Our regular publication will resume next Thursday.


Are you getting the most out of your visitor information center?
DMAI's new DMO Visitor Information Centers Study, the most comprehensive study on DMO visitor information center (VIC) practices to date, shows that these information centers remain one of the most significant ways for DMOs to connect with visitors while in the destination.
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The Destination & Travel Foundation continues to invest in the future of destination marketing
The Destination & Travel Foundation has been a silent but significant funding source, supporting a broad range of projects and initiatives.
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DMAI announces 2013-2014 board of directors
DMAI announces the 2013-2014 board of directors. Fresh faces and established destination marketing leaders are set to lead DMAI in the years to come.
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SPONSORED CONTENT
    Is cycling the new golf? Tourism and destination consultants at Resonance think so: we’ve found that for many communities and destinations, two wheels are taking over from traditional amenities.

    Resonance Consultancy
    President Chris Fair returned from ULI Chicago convinced that while golf may not be dead, the appeals of cycling are many. Read the complete story of our findings on the growth of cycling in tourism and recreational developments. And if you missed the webinar on 20 Meta tourism trends with Former World Travel & Tourism Exec VP Richard Cutting-Miller, click here for highlights.


DMAI announces 30 Under 30 selections
DMAI announces the 2013-2014 board of directors. Fresh faces and established destination marketing leaders are set to lead DMAI in the years to come.
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DMAI study reveals DMOs drive 39 million group room nights a year
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) just updated its significant study quantifying the number of bookings, definite room nights and events confirmed by destination marketing organizations (DMOs).
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Booking Model Matching DMO Goals

Licensing Model - No commissions on hotel only reservations, lists hotel website and phone number to promote direct bookings and provides a revenue share on activity, package, air and car reservations.

Revenue Share Model - Revenue share for hotel, activity, package, air and car reservations for all web and phone bookings.
 


19 destination marketing organizations attain industry accreditation
Nineteen destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have recently been accredited under Destination Marketing Association International's (DMAI) Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).
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DMAI releases Sports Module in 30 destinations
DMAI releases the Sports Module to the Event Impact Calculator in 30 destinations as a flexible, localized, and comprehensive way to measure the economic impact of sporting events to host communities.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Responsive Design. Content Marketing.

You’ve likely heard these industry buzzwords in recent months, but are you wondering how you can best apply them to your business? MICROS eCommerce is here to help by offering industry-leading services including website design, search engine marketing, custom social media engagement solutions, and more. Learn more: jsparico@micros.com ; blog.microsecommerce.com
 


DMAI issues RFP for 'Destination Next' study
Over the next year DMAI plans to embark on a study called "Destination Next: A Strategic Roadmap for the Next Generation of Global Destination Marketing" to mark the 100 year celebration of the association and to chart the landscape for destination marketing for the next century.
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Moving tourists beyond gateways and highlighting local experiences
Among the many challenges facing destination marketing organizations is the task of moving tourists beyond the gateway attractions that have been historically used as the primary motivators for visitation and spreading the economic benefits of tourism more equally throughout a destination.
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National Sales Director - VA, NY or Midwest (3 Positions)
San Diego Tourism Authority

The National Sales Directors (NSD) will be located either in our Virginia office or work from home in New York or in the Midwest region and will be responsible for lead generation, solicitations and sales on behalf of approximately 130 convention and conference hotels in San Diego.


2013: The year in review in destination marketing
Man that was fast! Seems like only yesterday we were closing the file on 2012 and looking ahead to 99 years of destination marketing in 2013!
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Upcoming DMAI Events
Date Event Location
Feb. 11 Foundation Dinner & Dream AuctionWashington, DC
Feb. 12 Destinations ShowcaseWashington, DC
Feb. 12-14 CMO Innovation SummitWashington, DC
Feb. 26-27 Destination Capitol HillWashington, DC
Apr. 29-May 1 CEO ForumHilton Head, SC
July 21-23 DMAI 100th Annual ConventionLas Vegas, NV


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