Thursday, June 29, 2017

Premier Partner Retail Stores and Resorts Take Top Spots on

A listing* on the Go Dive Now website is an easy and great way for a new customer to find you. And now, DEMA Members and Go Dive Now "Premier Partners" will find their businesses landing at the TOP of the dive store and destination finder search results!   

Want to take advantage of this invaluable opportunity? Become an Official Go Dive Now Campaign Partner and your business listing will be upgraded on with your new "Premier Partner" designation and appear within the top search results.

*Listings on available for Professional Retail Dive Centers and Resorts.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

YOUR ACTION NEEDED: Support Dive Travel to the U.S. - Save Brand USA

As you may be aware, the proposed federal budget could have a major impact on the U.S. travel and tourism industry by proposing to eliminate the U.S.'s investment in Brand USA, the destination marketing organization that helps drive international travel to the United States, with the goal of increasing economic growth.

Brand USA is the destination marketing organization for the United States with the mission of increasing incremental international visitation, spend, and market share to fuel the nation's economy and enhance the image of the USA worldwide. According to Brand USA, in the past three years alone, Brand USA has "welcome[d] more than 3 million incremental international visitors to the USA, benefiting the U.S. economy with more than $21 billion in business sales, and supporting, on average, nearly 50,000 incremental jobs a year." (Source)

As a U.S.-based member of the Recreational Diving Industry, which depends in part on travel and tourism to destinations around the United States, we ask you for your support in helping to protect Brand USA. Act now and make your voice heard by emailing your Senators and Representatives, urging them to support Brand USA in their final budget. You can easily do so by clicking here.  When you complete the campaign form, your comments will be sent directly to your representative.

DEMA Show 2017 Registration is Now Open!

** DEMA Members, Register by September 26th to Save With Early Bird Rates **
DEMA Show’s online attendee registration system is now open to qualified Dive Industry professionals looking to grow their business and connect with Industry professionals at DEMA Show 2017. Thousands of attendees from all over the world will come together for the Dive Industry’s only trade-only event, taking place November 1-4 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.  To register, visit the official DEMA Show website. While there, visitors can review exhibitor listings and booth locations using the interactive floorplan, book a room in the Official DEMA Show Hotel Block, and review information about DEMA Show Features.

Attendees can choose from three different packages when registering: Exhibits Only, the Seminar Package, and the Saturday-Only Immersion Pass.  Each package varies in price and opportunities.  You can view complete details on each by visiting Current DEMA Members can save up to $125 on their DEMA Show registration package over the non-member rate when registering on or before the early registration deadline of September 26th.

DEMA Show will feature the Rosen Centre as this year’s Host Hotel. Conveniently located directly across from the South Hall of the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Centre will offer participants complimentary internet, complimentary access to the Fitness Center, free parking, and special hotel restaurant discounts all at the special DEMA Show rate of $189 per night* (weekday and weekend).  Exclusive Show booking opportunities are also available at the Hilton Orlando for $199/night* and the Days Inn for $100/night* (*taxes and fees are not included in these above rates).
Due to the close walking proximity to the South Hall from all of the 2017 DEMA block hotels, only limited shuttle bus service will be provided. There will be only one shuttle bus available for those requiring transportation or for those who prefer not to walk on all show days. Shuttle bus service will run approximately every 30 minutes from the DEMA block hotels. ADA accessible shuttle bus service will also be offered during all Show days for all three DEMA Block hotels upon request.

So what are you waiting for? Register today! Stay tuned to the DEMA Show website for the latest details on DEMA and Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminars, Show-related activities, DEMA Awards Party, and other information as the Show approaches. To have DEMA Show news delivered directly to your email, exhibitors should subscribe to the Show’s Exhibitor Companion. Attendees are encouraged to subscribe to DEMAIL for important Show information, announcements, and Industry news.