Who We Are

Build Business. Sell Inventory. Book Rooms.

We want to help provide the right tools for your business to succeed, whether that means compiling your information into a top-notch website to be a resource for travelers, drawing corporations to host their meetings in your destination, advertising on multiple channels to reach the maximum number of people possible or a combination of them all, we have you covered. To simplify what we do for our customers: advertising, website design, maintenance, search engine optimization, eMail campaigns, managing leads, social media and more.

Your Internet Marketing and Sales plan has never been easier! Our team will customize a program to address the needs and goals of your organization and we do all the work! The types of organizations and businesses that we specialize in providing custom Internet Marketing and Sales programs for are:

  • Convention Centers
  • Convention and Visitors Bureaus
  • Economic Development Corporations
  • Regional Destination Marketing Organizations


Our team is what sets Destination Advantage apart.  With years of experience in each roll, Destination Advantage clients have the opportunity to take advantage of our team’s ability to meet and exceed client expectations and goals for each project.

Donovan Shia

Managing Partner

Since 1999 Donovan has been a top influential member of the destination marketing community. He continues to use cutting edge technology to help keep the industry moving forward.

DeeAnna Cates


Working with Destination Advantage as a marketing intern in college, DeeAnna has been promoted to Controller and manages client billing and Destination Advantage financials.

Emily Falter

Director of Client Services

In Destination Marketing since 2013, Emily has learned to use her first-class customer service and organizational skills to make sure our clients are taking advantage of every available marketing channel to broadcast their message to the world.

Paul Cocis

Senior Software Engineer

Coding since 2004 and working with Laravel since 2013, Paul is our developer “genius” who is in charge keeping our website applications on the cutting edge and solving any coding puzzle handed to him.

Qutub Bharmal

Senior Website Developer

Since 2011, our local WordPress expert Qutub has been pushing the envelope of Destination Marketing websites using the newest and best technology practices to create websites that showcase client’s destinations to the world.