ACCESS Wins Shining Star Award for CSR Efforts

ACCESS is excited to announce that we were recognized as a recipient of the Shining Star Award for Corporate Social Responsibility at this year’ s Pharma Forum 2014 in Orlando, Florida!  The award focuses on celebrating and recognizing the people and companies that are making a difference and demonstrating significant achievement in the life sciences meeting management industry, including Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

ShiningStarAwardThe award was presented to both ACCESS and our long-time partner client Dräger for our collaborative work on the”Park Build in the Desert” CSR program.

The event took place at Sunshine Acres – a children’s home in Phoenix, AZ – where ACCESS worked with almost 500 Dräger employees to transform an empty dirt lot into a 20,000 square foot park – complete with 18,000 square feet of grass, hand-built park benches, a walking path, and freshly planted trees and bushes.  The team even had time to repaint a basketball court and skate park…all in less than 5 hours!

Giving back to our local communities is part of our core values at ACCESS.  When producing CSR programs, our goal is to create an event that will have a lasting and meaningful effect on both the beneficiary and our client.  We are truly honored to be recognized for these efforts!

See video from the event here:  http://bit.ly/1maPbrT

ACCESS announces Strategic Partnership with Amstar


ACCESS is excited to announce our partnership with Amstar – one of the most highly regarded DMC brands in the Americas.  Together, ACCESS and Amstar will cover 53 destinations ranging from as far south as Jamaica & the Dominican Republic, north through Mexico, and throughout the United States.

From the sun-drenched shores of Mexico to the white sand beaches of the Caribbean and Hawaii, 17 new Amstar destinations are now available to clients of ACCESS Destination Services.   And the addition of ACCESSdestinations to the Amstar map yields an additional 36 locations — served by the ACCESS offices that range coast-to-coast across the US. Read More

ACCESS Orange County awarded Certified Tourism Ambassador Business of the Year!

AOCVCB logoThe Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) recently presented the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Business of the Year award to ACCESS Orange County during the AOCVCB annual meeting at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

ACCESS Orange County, which currently has 18 CTAs, has been an AOCVCB partner since 1974.

“Long-time partner ACCESS embraces the value of the CTA Program and has placed several of its staff through our program,” said Jay Burress, president and CEO, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. Read More

ACCESS forms Global Alliance with Pacific World


ACCESS is thrilled to announce our global alliance with Pacific World – one of the most recognized destination management and event production companies in the world.

Through this alliance, our clients will now be able to partner with ACCESS and Pacific World in planning events virtually anywhere in the world — drawing on a combined 86 destinations in 27 countries, and five hundred team members worldwide.  Both Pacific World and ACCESS are known to excel at providing extraordinary destination experiences with a high level of consistency .

“We have been searching for global partners that uphold our standards and share similar values.  Pacific World is an established, top-quality DMC with a strong presence across the globe, and we are thrilled to partner with them.” said Chris Lee, CEO of ACCESS Destination Services. Read More

Prevue Magazine interviews ACCESS CEO Chris Lee about the company’s national growth

access-prevue-inc5000 Magazine recently interviewed ACCESS CEO Chris Lee about the growth of the company as a national brand and being recognized as one of the Top 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America!

Read the article here.

ACCESS makes Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America

ACCESS is thrilled to announce that we have made Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for 2013!  The Inc. 5000 is the most comprehensive portrait of America’s fastest-growing private companies.  ACCESS ranked #28 among the Top 100 Travel & Hospitality companies and #2779 on the overall list.

ACCESS CEO Christopher Lee, DMCP, expressed, “ACCESS is truly honored to be acknowledged by Inc. Magazine and to be the only destination management company on the 2013 list.  Being included in this prestigious group is the direct result of listening to our growing base of global clients and staying ahead of industry trends.”

See the full Inc 5000 list here.

ACCESS recognized as a TOP 25 DMC for 9th Consecutive Year!

25_Top_DMC-2013For the ninth consecutive year, ACCESS Destination Services has been named one of the Top 25 Destination Management Companies worldwide by Special Events Magazine.   DMCs were selected for this prestigious list based on annual revenue from DMC services, number of events handled per year, overall capabilities and noteworthy events. ACCESS is one of the only DMCS who has the distinction of appearing on the Top 25 DMCs list every year since its inception.

ACCESS CEO Christopher Lee, DMCP, said, “The team at ACCESS is truly honored to once again be named as a ‘Top 25’ Destination Management Company, and to be recognized among the best in the industry.”This past year, ACCESS produced over 2,500 events for a wide range of corporate, incentive and association clients across North America.

Read the official press release here.

ACCESS Expanding into Wine Country!

ACCESS is excited to announce that the company is expanding into the Wine Country of Northern California, under the leadership of industry veterans Mary Carvotta-Trexler and Robert Elliott.

ACCESS Wine Country, serving Sonoma and Napa Valley, was established as a result of growing demand for the consistent, high-quality destination services clients expect from ACCESS. “We have been servicing this destination for many years out of our Northern California Office.  Over 40% of our business is in Wine Country and based on client demand it only makes sense to have a physical presence in Wine Country,” said ACCESS Northern California Owner, Robert Elliott.

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ACCESS Texas Hosts City-wide Dallas Rebranding Party!

ACCESS Destination Services recently assisted in coordinating the brand launch of the City of Dallas at a community-wide event. Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau unveiled the city’s new branding campaign at AT&T Plaza at Victory Park late last month.

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ACCESS joins RTOincentivetrips.com as Charter Member

ACCESS Destination Services announces it has joined RTOincentivetrips.com – a searchable online catalogue of Ready-To-Order Incentive Trips (fully customizable upon request) created, managed and executed by premium Incentive Travel Suppliers from around the world as a charter member. Read More

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