RFP Software Adds DMAI's 'Destination Finder' Tool

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has partnered with to incorporate its "Destination Finder" tool into the company's web-based software, which automates the manual process of collecting hotel responses to meeting RFPs, it announced yesterday.

Powered by DMAI's website, Destination Finder is a web portal that planners can use to quickly research and compare U.S. and Canadian destinations, and to easily connect with contacts at destination marketing organizations. Available free of charge, it includes information on destinations and CVBs, including details on meeting facilities, CVB services, news, promotions, and maps of hotels and venues. Meeting planners also can use the tool to submit questions directly to CVB sales professionals serving a particular market, and send specific meeting requests and RFPs to one or multiple destinations.

" has helped planners maintain supplier relationships and boost productivity through its web-based software. Our easy-to-use application has established unparalleled efficiency within the planner, DMO, and hotel sales community," said Peter Hanley, chief strategy officer at "We are adding new functionality regularly that brings even more efficiencies and Destination Finder, powered by, is a natural fit for the value-added resources that we provide through the platform."

Added Christine "Shimo" Shimasaki, DMAI's managing director of empowerMINT, "Destination sales professionals have had a long history of working with planners to find the right fit for any size meeting. The sales professionals' unique position as a free resource with unparalleled local expertise is a tremendous asset for any planner. The newly launched Destination Finder through's online software is just one way of making that expertise widely available and integral to the success of meeting professionals worldwide."

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