Awards & Accreditations

Award winning service. Visit Salt Lake is consistently recognized in the industry for high standards of service and professionalism. Visit Salt Lake has received several awards, including:

Destination Marketing Accreditation Program Accredited Organization


Visit Salt Lake is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation 
Program (DMAP) of Destinations International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, 
D.C., 20036, USA, Ph. 202-296-7888


Certificate banner images with the words IBCCES - CAC - Certified Autism CenterVisit Salt Lake is accredited as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) by IBBCES. A CAC is a facility or organization in which at least 80% of their staff is highly trained, fully equipped and certified in the field of autism,

“As a team, we share a dedication to serving autistic individuals or those with other sensory sensitivities enjoy our beautiful destination,” said Kaitlin Eskelson, President & CEO. “We want to make everyone as welcome as possible and are excited for our entire staff to have this new training and awareness so we can greet our guests in a manner that is most comfortable.”

Our organization has worked with The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), a global leader in online training and certification programs, to be designated as a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). Our staff has completed training and certification in best practices when assisting autistic individuals. By undergoing additional autism-specific training, the goal is for our team to be better equipped to provide better service and experiences to all. Click to  learn more about Certified Autism Center™

Yellow Ribbon with the words Top Work Places 2023 with a blue bar that says The Salt Lake Tribune

Visit Salt Lake awarded 2023 Top Workplace by The Salt Lake Tribune  

This award recognizes Visit Salt Lake (VSL) as an exceptional place to work. At Visit Salt Lake we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff. We honor everyone’s unique experiences, perspectives, and distinctive identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. Our team of smart coworkers support each other as we work to improve the area economy by attracting and providing support to conventions, sports events, leisure travelers and visitors with a strong commitment to sustainability and stewardship of the area’s natural environment. 

Logo for 2023 SportsTravel Awards

Sports Salt Lake awarded 2023 Best Host City  

Sports Salt Lake, a division of Visit Salt Lake, was awarded the “Best Host City” at the 2022 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Oct. 4, 2023. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry.