by Lisa A. Grimaldi | February 17, 2016

The Association of Destination Management Executives International has launched a new and improved website. Among the enhancements are an expanded directory of destination management companies that features a map-search function, detailed information on ADME certification, and examples of programs ADMEI members have organized. In other ADMEI news, the organization announced the winners of its 2016 Achievement Awards during the organization's annual conference, which took place Feb. 11-13 in Oklahoma City. Following is a list of the companies honored; click the hyperlinks to see details of the award-winning programs. 

Best Creative Activity - Best Destination Marketing
Winner: AlliedPRA San Diego, CDX15 Fam

Best Creative Activity - Best Public Event
Winner: factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma, Saturdays With Santa

Best Creative Activity - Best Recreational Activity
Winner: Destination Nashville, Super Workout

Best Creative Activity - Corporate Social Responsibility
Winner: ACCENT on Arrangements, Inc., a DMC Network Company, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Best Creative Activity - Best Team-Building Activity 
Winner: Ultimate Ventures, a DMC Network Company, Campwannahavafunna Teambuilding

Best Creative Activity - Best Tour Program
Winner: AXS Group, LLC., a DMC Network Company, Winter Wonderland of Tours

Best Logistics - Transportation
Winner: AXS Group, LLC., a DMC Network Company, Focus on Transportation

Best Innovative Events Under $50,000
Winner: Hosts New Orleans, Le Méridien New Orleans Grand Opening

Best Innovative Events $50,001 - $100,000
Winner: Hosts Las Vegas, Revup Dive Bar - A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Best Innovative Events $100,001 - $200,000
Winner: factor 110 | Destination Oklahoma, The Animal Conference

Best Innovative Events $200,001 - $500,000
Winner: BBC Destination Management, Interactive Festival at Historic Market

Best Innovative Events $500,001 and Up
Winner: Destination Nashville, a DMC Network Company, From Edison to LED: Power Your Performance

Best Overall Program
Winner: Newport Hospitality Inc., Volvo Ocean Race Corporate Hospitality