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by Lisa Grimaldi | July 01, 2010

DMO Budget Devolution

Many destination marketing organizations, like other U.S. businesses and organizations, are facing unprecedented fiscal challenges. Following is a sample of how the total budgets for five major convention and visitor bureaus have changed from 2008 to present.

Experience Colorado Springs (Colo.)
2008: $3.64 million
2009: $2.97 million
2010: $2.75 million

NYC & Company (New York City) 
2008: $40 million
2009: $39 million
2010: $38 million (projected)

Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
2008: $64.29
2009: $50.14
2010: $47.46 million

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
2008: $11.1 million
2009: $8.9 million
2010: $8.7 million (projected)

Visit Baltimore
2008: $11.03 million
2009: $10.75 million
2010: $9.93 million (projected)

Source: Meetings & Conventions