Discover Palm Beach County Receives DMAI Four-Year Accreditation Renewal



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THE PALM BEACHES, Fla. (December 16, 2013) - Discover Palm Beach County (DPBC) is pleased to announce its four-year accreditation renewal was approved by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program, a sector of the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

"Our accreditation renewal with DMAI represents one of the many accomplishments we have achieved thus far this fiscal year," said Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of Discover Palm Beach County."We have put great time and energy into the four-year renewal application process, and we are thrilled to be among a select group of Destination Marketing Organizations with this important industry designation. We are walking into the New Year with another major achievement under our belt."

"The Board of Directors for the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) completed their review and approved DPBC's four-year renewal," said Valencia Bembry, representative of Destination Marketing Accreditation Program. "This decision indicates that Discover Palm Beach County continues to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community."

DMAP is an independent international body defining quality and performance measures in destination marketing and recognizing Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) that meet or exceed industry standards. DMAI is the global trade association for official DMOs and protects and advances the success of destination marketing worldwide. DMAI's membership includes over 600 official DMOs with more than 4,100 staff members in over 15 countries that command more than $2 billion in annual budgets.

About Discover Palm Beach County
Discover Palm Beach County, formerly the Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing organization that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as The Palm Beaches Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating a direct annual economic impact of more than $5 billion in the local economy, producing $30 million dollars in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of approximately $623 million.