Macon, Georgia -The Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MBCCVB) has been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). DMAP is an international accreditation program developed by the Washington, DC based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). In earning the DMAP accreditation, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) communicate to their community, buyers and potential visitors that their DMO has attained a significant measure of excellence. 

   "We are honored to receive the Destination Marketing Accreditation from DMAP," said Monica Smith, MBCCVB President & CEO.  "We are very pleased to be recognized in the destination marketing community for providing outstanding services in accordance with international standards and benchmarks in this field."

   "By applying for and receiving DMAP accreditation, the MBCCVB has demonstrated a commitment to quality programs and services," said Shelly Green, DMAP Board Chair.  "Earning DMAP accreditation tells the Macon community and potential visitors that your DMO has attained a measure of excellence assuring that their trust is well placed and their business in good hands."

   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. For additional information on DMAP visit

   The mission of the MBCCVB is to unify and lead our community in marketing the Macon Bibb County area as a superior visitor and meeting destination. Focusing on the Leisure, Group Tour, and Meetings markets, the MBCCVB is the non-profit destination marketing organization of Macon and Bibb County. For more information about the MBCCVB, visit