Planners looking to obtain competitive responses to their RFP need to begin with comprehensive knowledge of their options and a well-constructed RFP, specific to the demand factors in the destinations under consideration. Could you use an advocate or consultative partner in the destination to help take the guess work out of the search and provide support in taking advantage of opportunities and avoiding common pitfalls?
While there are a plethora of resources available to planners supporting the skills and resources necessary to execute a successful meeting, few of them combine destination knowledge, local expertise, and connections to leverage in-market relationships. And none of them, other than the services of your destination experts of the official marketing arm of their destinations (DMOs or CVBs) are FREE to you! Free because their services are funded by tax assessments and those vested in growing tourism in the destination.
We’ll kick off our webinar with a brief, special presentation by Adam Sacks, President, Tourism Economics titled “The 2017 Outlook for the Economy and Meetings
In this webinar we will give you 5 key insights to leverage your CVB partners for maximum benefit and help you understand the services they provide to assist you in the search and planning process:
- When to contact the CVB
- Why it matters
- What you get
- How they are funded
- Where to go to find them ALL!
DMAI Chair, President & CEO
Visit Newport Beach, Inc
Gary is a 24 year veteran of the destination marketing industry. Prior to joining Newport Beach, he served as Vice President, Market Development for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority, where he co-authored a book published by DMAI, Destination BrandScience, which is now the standard for destination brand development.
Gary, a graduate of California State University Fullerton, was named to the school’s Wall of Fame in 2000 and is an adjunct member of the faculty. He is also an instructor and co-creator of the DMAI CDME Brand and Positioning course.
Currently he is the Vice President of the Orange County Tourism Council and is Second Vice Chairman of the California Travel Industry Association Board of Directors.