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“Intervention of Destination Management Organization’s In Tourist Destinations for Branding, Image Building and Competitiveness – A Conducive Model for Karnataka”
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 50-56
Received: Mar. 4, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Bindi Varghese, Dept of Tourism Studies, Christ University, Bangalore
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Abstract
Destination Management Organization (DMO) is a technical body which is supported by the Host Government. DMO’s initiate a standardized procedure to market a destination by attracting right quantum of tourist, to synergizes activities on tourist destinations. DMOs are also perceived as marketing organizations designed to bring buyers (visitors) in contact with marketers (providers of tourism products and services). DMOs can flourish with Destination marketing as a proactive function. Visitor centered approach to the economic and cultural development of a destination will balance & integrate the interests of visitors, service providers and the community. Core DMO functions are to market the destination as attractive to visitors (i.e., generating prospects) through marketing and promotional activities like, branding, advertising, media production, etc. Providing suppliers with market intelligence plus cost effective access to distribution channels are other functions. The interest also will be on providing some level of support to the visitor at the destination and the future of DMO’s will be as a dominant and most influential body to manage a Destination evolving into a "total destination management system". The DMO will become the ultimate source of strategic intelligence and grow as a communication centre for a destination. The research identifies to impart value creation in a networked environment through DMOs in order to enhance a new paradigm for competent destination management and thereby to build on the professional competency through DMOs to foresee the future challenges. Thereby, the DMO community will be sought after by Govt. institutions & large corporations for information and leadership.
Keywords
DMO, Visitor Centered Approach, Destination Branding and Management
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Bindi Varghese, “Intervention of Destination Management Organization’s In Tourist Destinations for Branding, Image Building and Competitiveness – A Conducive Model for Karnataka”, Journal of Investment and Management. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.11648/j.jim.20130203.13
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