PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., September 12, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach has been accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) in recognition of the organization's commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination organizations around the world. The globally recognized DMAP serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management.  

“We are pleased to have Visit Panama City Beach join 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 welcoming them to the DMAP community.”

In order to receive accreditation, Visit Panama City Beach was required to undergo an intensive application process and demonstrate their continued adherence to DMAP’s high-level industry standards. Visit Panama City Beach proved their compliance by meeting or exceeding an extensive list of industry standards.

“We are very happy to be accredited by DMAP. This distinction will greatly help us to make our DMO practices more consistent and enhance our service quality,” states Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Panama City Beach is a dynamic year-round destination with award-winning beaches and so much more, and we are always striving to improve our standards.”

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About Destinations International

Destinations International (formerly Destination Marketing Association International) is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with more than 4,700 members and partners from nearly 600 destinations in approximately 15 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association; exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people and elevating tourism to its highest potential. For more information, visit