Azores Destination Management Organization (Azores DMO)
The Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism is the result of thoughtful consideration on the part of the Regional Government about the future that is intended for the Azores. Recognizing the natural affinity of these three sectors is a clear step towards the adoption of a prosperity strategy firmly rooted in the principles of sustainable development. “In the Region, we have been guided by a model of sustainable development designed to foster economic growth, seizing the potential of natural, heritage and cultural resources with a view to balanced development and preservation and to the recovery and reuse of these resources” – Regional Director for Tourism, Cíntia de Lacerda Ferreira dos Santos Martins
Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA)
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) is a public organization based on the government’s tourism development policy of increasing revenue and distributing income to local communities by managing and developing areas for integrated tourism. Established in 2003, DASTA has performed as a central agency in setting policies and strategic plans while supporting and collaborating with local communities and attractions in developing potential areas to manage tourism quality and bring together human resources, budgets, and equipments to manage tourism. It uses an integrated approach to solve problems quickly as well as encourages local communities to apply new management knowledge in order to achieve their goals.
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is a not-for-profit society governed by the BC Societies Act and an elected Board of Directors who represent business and community tourism interests throughout the region. One of five regional tourism organizations in the province of BC, TOTA works under the Super, Natural British Columbia brand, whose mandate includes destination development and marketing initiatives. TOTA’s goal is to sustain the Thompson Okanagan region as a competitive destination. By focusing on responsible business and thoughtful development, TOTA has emerged as a global tourism leader through its ten-year Regional Tourism Strategy called “Embracing Our Potential.” Using big data and ancient indigenous wisdom to inform bold decisions, TOTA is improving the wellbeing of the community through strategic alliances that change lives while preserving the culture of the communities and protecting the environment from disruptive and damaging development.