ACCESS Destination Services

ACCESS New Orleans will put excitement into your next program or event. We are your one-stop shop from transfers to tours, gifts to grand occasions. When you choose ACCESS New Orleans, you receive professionally produced turnkey events, the full services and benefits of the ACCESS team and our wealth of knowledge in destination management, incentives, wedding planning, event planning and event production, and convention and meeting services.

With national reach and local expertise, ACCESS will meet your objectives and exceed your expectations for corporate, incentive and association groups. Most importantly, you receive the peace of mind knowing that your event is being handled by professionals who know the area and will strive to give you the best experience possible. Join the thousands of meeting professionals who have chosen ACCESS as their destination management partner. Contact us today!

What is a DMC?

The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) defines a DMC as; “A professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.”

A DMC provides Return on Investment (ROI) to clients with specific program goals and objectives through local knowledge, research, volume pricing, procurement and risk management. As your local expert, a qualified DMC integrates available venues, attractions and destination resources to provide the best match to your program, ensuring successful results. This saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on the critical content of your meeting, convention, or incentive travel program.

Why choose ACCESS New Orleans?

At ACCESS, we don’t just focus on what we do – but WHY we do it.  We believe in the power of shared experiences that bring people together.   Shared experiences create the opportunity to both inspire and be inspired, and inspired people drive organizational success.

ACCESS combines the knowledge and intimacy of a local, owner-operated destination management company (DMC) with the diversity and efficiency of a 50-year strong global brand.

Shared Experiences.  Inspired People.

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20 Years of Partnership | Shelley & Jill

Rewind 28 years ago - Signature Destination Management, LLC dba ACCESS New Orleans, was founded in 1990 as a woman owned and operated, full-service DMC and Meeting Management Company. In 1998, the current partners, Shelley Pigeon and Jill DiMarco, purchased the young company, and in 2015 aligned with ACCESS Destination Services. Fast forward to 2018 - we are celebrating Shelley & Jill's 20 YEA…
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  • Automotive News
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  • benefit San Francisco
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  • Constellation
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  • Essence
  • Walmart
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestle
  • New Orleans CVB
  • Johnson, A Family Company
  • Shell
  • Southern Pipe & Supply
  • Sweetwater
  • Tulane University
  • USA
  • Zurich Classic

2015 marked a new era in the evolution of Signature Events. After 25 years of amazing success, Signature Events has joined the ACCESS brand as ACCESS New Orleans along with the 18 existing ACCESS offices in North America.

ACCESS is one of the leading destination management and event production companies in the North America. We provide superior services to clients, long-term value to industry partners, growth opportunities for employees and profitable returns to stakeholders. Attention to detail, creativity and dedicated caring employees, have enabled us to successfully grow and meet the needs of the fast-paced Meeting, Convention, and Incentive Travel Industry.

Intimate knowledge of the destination is important to our clients along with knowing what works and having the connections to make it happen. Our team at ACCESS Destination Services is your destination partner, with the expertise to make your programs a success every time.

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