Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Scholarship

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We invest in professional development opportunities and activities to enhance industry development and marketing of new products and experiences travelers look for.

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program offers the highest individual educational achievement in the tourism industry.

The CDME Scholarship program offered through Travel Alberta provides a limited number of scholarships available to those working for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). Interested parties must apply in advance of their CDME application to Destinations International to ensure scholarship funds are available.

Review the application guidelines before completing the CDME Program application.

CDME Scholarship

CDME Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarships are awarded to senior management employed by Alberta destination marketing organizations.
  • Apply for scholarship before applying for program to ensure funds are available
  • Destinations International processing takes up to one month – please allow sufficient time for approvals

Travel Alberta reimburses the sponsor organization for 80 per cent of:

  • Course registration (core and/or elective course fee)
  • Transportation
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation (bus or taxi)
  • Hotel
  • Meals (excluding alcohol)

Scholarship process

Confirm start date of course with Travel Alberta and provide the following upon completion:

  • A copy of the core course assessment or case study
  • Provide itemized proof of payment for all eligible expenses.