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All of the following are reasons why DMOs are valuable to a meeting planner except

Question : All of the following are reasons why DMOs are valuable to a meeting planner except : 2162224

MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1) A DMO is generally supported by:

A) Government budget allocations

B) Private memberships

C) Transient room taxes

D) Any or all of the above

2) All of the following are reasons why DMOs are valuable to a meeting planner except:

A) They offer unbiased information about a destination's services and facilities.

B) They do not charge for most of their services.

C) They are a one-stop shop for local tourism interests.

D) Their rates are competitive with those of other industries.

3) Which of the following statements is true of DMOs?

A) DMOs only book hotel rooms and convention space.

B) Most DMOs run the convention center of their location city.

C) DMOs work with both large and small group meetings.

D) Planners have to pay DMOs for their services.

4) The majority of DMOs in 2005 were:

A) Government agencies

B) Local for-profit corporations

C) Independent not-for-profits

D) Part of the local Chamber of Commerce

5) In order to represent all of their members, DMOs use a ________ process.

A) "bid"

B) "leads"

C) "tip sheet"

D) None of the above

6) In the United States, if a DMO is involved with a meeting, all pricing discussions must take place between:

A) The meeting manager and the prospective property

B) A sales agent of the DMO and the prospective property

C) The sales manager of the DMO and the prospective property

D) None of the above pricing discussions is allowed.

7) All of the following are general services that DMOs provide to meeting professionals except:

A) Providing hotel room counts and meeting space statistics

B) Offering recommendations for the best hotel deals

C) Acting as a liaison between the planner and the community

D) Providing a vast information database that functions as one-stop shopping

8) All of the following are specific services that DMOs provide to meeting professionals except:

A) Providing speakers and local educational opportunities

B) Providing security for the event

C) Providing housing services for meeting delegates

D) Assisting with on-site logistics and registration

9) What is the overall job of a DMO?

A) To represent meeting managers

B) To sell a destination

C) To find the lowest possible rates for a meeting

D) None of the above

10) DMOs keep track of what information concerning hotels?

A) Other meetings coming to the area

B) Hotel meeting space data

C) Room counts

D) All of the above

11) The official industry standard for measuring the economic value of an event and determining its return on investment to local taxes is:

A) DMAI Event Investment Determinator

B) DMAI Event Impact Calculator

C) DMO Value-Added Simulator

D) DMO Economic Predictor

12) All of the following are certificate programs that DMAI provides to meeting professionals except:

A) CERM

B) PDM

C) DMAP

D) CDME

13) DMO stands for:

A) Destination Marketing Organizations

B) Destination Meeting Office

C) Double Meaning Offices

D) None of the above

14) CVB stands for:

A) Convention Visitor Business

B) Convention and Visitors Bureau

C) Convention Vehicle Business

D) None of the above

15) Commissioned by the Destination and Travel Foundation, ________ is designed to provide DMO's with practical actions and strategies for improving their performance and attainment of future goals.

A) DestinationFUTURE

B) DestinationRIGHT

C) DestinationREST

D) DestinationNEXT

16) In order to represent all their constituents, most DMO's have a ________ process, wherein the sales contact circulates meeting specifications to possible facilities and lodging entities:

A) "leads"

B) "RFI"

C) "DMAI"

D) "QUANGO"

17) Which of the following is not a general service that DMO's provide meeting professionals?

A) Assist with site inspections and familiarization tours

B) Act as a liaison between the planner and the community

C) Provide hotel room counts and meeting space statistics

D) DMO's provide all of these services

18) DI stands for what?

A) Development International

B) Destinations International

C) Destinations Interest

D) None of the above

19) DMMOS stands for:

A) Destination Marketing and Military Organizations

B) Destination Monitoring and Measuring Organizations

C) Destination Marketing and Management Organizations

D) Destination Master Management Organization

20) The Certified Destination Management Executive program is delivered under the auspices of:

A) Purdue University and DMO

B) Purdue University and the DI

C) Purdue University and QUANGO

D) Harvard University and QUANGO

TRUE/FALSE. Write 'T' if the statement is true and 'F' if the statement is false.

21) DMOs are synonymous with Convention and Visitor's Bureaus (CVBs).

22) In the United States, federal antitrust laws prohibit DMOs from discussing pricing policies with hotels under consideration.

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