The SCVB is one of only three marketing organizations (DMOs) in New York State and one of only 101 DMO's in the world to receive accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) for 2009-2013.

DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, DC based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). In earning the DMAP accreditation, DMOs communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained a significant measure of excellence.

DMAP accreditation standards cover a wide variety of topics including governance, finance, management, human resources, technology, visitor services, group services, sales, communications, membership, brand management, destination development, research/market intelligence, innovation and stakeholder relationships.

DMAP is an independent international accreditation body and a leader in defining quality and performance issues in destination marketing. DMAP has accredited DMOs throughout the United States (35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), Canada, and Europe. For additional information on DMAP visit


Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award

The Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proud 8-time winner of Successful Meetings' Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Awards recognize reader/planner selections of the leading meeting destination venues and support organizations across the United States and internationally. All winners are listed in Successful Meetings' annual Pinnacle Registry.

The award-winning Successful Meetings magazine has long been respected for industry innovation and authoritative discussion of meeting, special event, incentive, convention and trade show planning and execution. With the largest industry audience, Successful Meetings reaches corporate/sales/marketing executives who plan meetings, meeting professionals and event planners, trade show directors, and association executives who are involved with planning conventions and meetings. For more information on Successful Meetings, please visit Successful Meetings is owned by Nielsen Business Media, a division of The Nielsen Company.

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