NAPLES, FLA. – The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB announce Destinations International and the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) Board of Directors has renewed the DMAP Accreditation for the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, one of 24 destination organizations to receive the designation this year.
The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of destination organizations including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research. The DMAP seal is awarded in recognition of an organization’s commitment to industry excellence and meeting or exceeding industry standards for performance and accountability among destination organizations globally.
“It is an undeniable honor to once again be the recipient of this highly-sought-after designation. As one of the select destination management organizations to achieve this status, I am proud of the team effort, forward-thinking vision, creative agility, and adherence to the highest level of industry standards and business practices this recognition reflects,” said Paul Beirnes, Executive Director of the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau. “I look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence for the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades CVB as we position and promote our beautiful destination to an increasingly discerning global audience.”
“We are pleased to have the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades CVB once again join the ranks of our distinguished group of professionals,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International. “The industry distinction defines quality and performance standards for destination organizations, and I look forward to once again welcoming them to the DMAP community.”
"By achieving DMAP accreditation, the Naples, Marco Island, everglades CVB has demonstrated that they have developed strategies for the direction of their destination and the policies and procedures to safeguard the use of public dollars,” said Maura Allen Gast, FCDME, executive director at Visit Irving, and Immediate Past Chair of the DMAP Board.