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What is the Texas Destination Marketer Certificate Program (TDM)?

The TDM program is administered by the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and serves as an educational framework for marketing Texas as a destination for both tourism and group business. The program provides a structure for continuing professional development and is offered to tourism and hospitality professionals.  Click here to read the full TDM program guidelines.

What does TDM offer?

The TDM program offers education and training in 12 disciplines (listed below) with emphasis on best practices in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program demonstrates TACVB's strong commitment to strengthening the knowledge base of employees in convention and visitor bureaus and destination marketing organizations. Upon completion of the program, a professional TDM Designation is awarded.

 

What are the TDM requirements?

Candidates who earn and receive six (6) certificates including the Texas Heritage/Cultural Tourism discipline and attend the Destination Marketing Principles Seminar will be awarded the TDM Designation and recognition at the TACVB Annual Conference. All candidates MUST register online, select a minimum of six (6) disciplines, and pay a one-time, upfront program fee of $250 prior to beginning the program. Candidates interested in pursuing additional certificates, above the required six (6) disciplines, will be subject to a $20/per discipline additional fee. Program registration information and forms are available at TACVB.org/Programs.


  Texas Heritage/Cultural Tourism
 
  Sports Sales
 
  Group Servicing
 
  Policy & Advocacy

 
Administration/Finance


  Facility & Operations

 
  Marketing


  Communications

 
  Technology


  Visitor Services


  Tourism Sales
 
  Group Sales

 

How to register for the TDM program?

To register for the TDM program and each discipline ($20 per discipline), click here and follow the steps provided in the program registration section.

Online TDM Program Registration Instructions

  1. Log in to TACVB member profile.
  2. Click on "Programs" in the blue ribbon top bar and select "TDM Certification Program."
  3. Complete Registration Form and payment process.  Be sure to select the desired disciplines (6 disciplines are required to receive TDM Designation).
  4. Registration information should appear with your contact information.  Scroll to the bottom to solve the easy math question.
  5. In the Attendee Registration menu, select the applicable programs discipline ($20 each).
  6. Save and Finalize Registration.
  7. In the Checkout Steps menu, complete payment information and proceed to confirmation.

 

How To Upload TDM Credits & Form to Member Profile?

  1. Log into your TACVB member profile.
  2. Click on “Manage Profile” in the right hand sidebar.
  3. Scroll down to “Content and Features” and click on “Professional Development.”
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the next screen and click on the green+sign to add an entry.
  5. Complete the pop up form (Instructions for completing the form are visible behind it in the background).
    1. Enter the total number of credits earned per TDM discipline (e.g., Administration/Finance, Marketing, etc.).
    2. List the names of the sessions attended for each TDM discipline in the “Description” field.
  6. Upload stamped TDM forms by using the “Attachments” feature at the bottom of the pop up entry form!
  7. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each selected TDM discipline.
  8. TACVB staff is notified of your entries via email and can easily verify and approve them.

For more information, contact us at TACVB@TACVB.org or 512-550-3464.

Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus
PO Box 8665
Round Rock, TX  78683
Phone: 512-550-3464
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