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Destinations Council Awards

2016 Destinations Council Destiny Awards

The Destinations Council Destiny Award program recognizes U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and promotion at the local and regional level; and foster the development of imaginative and innovative destination marketing promotion programs and activities.

Congratulations to the 2016  Destiny Award Winners

Category 1: Budget > $10 million San Diego Tourism Authority
Category 2: Budget $5-10 million Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Category 3: Budget  $1-5 million Visit Philadelphia
Category 4: Budget < $1 million Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Short-Term Marketing Campaign Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Digital Campaign Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau
Destination Website Visit Tampa Bay
Social Media Campaign Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory
Print Visitors Guide Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
Public Relations Campaign Visit Huntington Beach
Niche Targeting Travel Portland
Print Advertising The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
Special Projects Butler County Visitors Bureau
Judges' Choice Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

The entry period for the Destinations Council Destiny Awards is April/May.


2016 Destinations Council Rising Star Award

Do you work with a person who is new to the world of destination marketing and is already influencing your organization? Is he/she fresh out of school or perhaps a seasoned professional who made a career change? Regardless of experience, the Destinations Council wants to know how this individual is a Rising Star in your organization and in the destination marketing arena.

The Destinations Council Rising Star is a professional who works within a DMO, has three or less years of experience in the industry and is creating positive change in an always-changing industry.

Candidates for this award must be nominated by another member of his/her DMO. All entries are reviewed and the winner selected by a nominating committee. Call for nominations is typically in May/June.

Congratulations to the 2016 DMO Rising Star:
Carla Fiorito
International Marketing Manager
The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau

2015 DMO Rising Star
Naomi Hattori
Tourism Sales Manager
Choose Chicago

2014 DMO Rising Star
Brittany Berger
Social Media Manager
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau

2013 DMO Rising Star
Annie Bailey
PR and Communications Manager
Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

2012 DMO Rising Star
Brandi Scott
Convention and Corporate Sales Manager
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau