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Destinations 
International

We are the world's largest and most reliable resource for destination organizations.

DI educates, equips, and empowers our members to grow the success of their destinations and to excel professionally. Membership grants access to a wealth of important industry resources, access to educational opportunities and exclusive benefits. 

Membership in Destinations International is like an access ticket to peers around the world, to research and to a lot of educational content. That network and the ability to reach out at any time is really probably one of the most valuable assets. 

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Cheryl Kilday

President & CEO
Destination North Myrtle Beach

2024 Strategic Priorities

Destinations International has identified seven strategic priorities for destination organizations in 2024. These priorities represent major industry and global matters facing our members and guide our programming for industry events, inform our research initiatives, and frame our industry partnerships and product development. 

Learn About Our 2024 Strategic Priorities


Community Alignment & Engagement

Resilience, Stability & Growth

Success Measurements

Technology & Digital Marketing

Destination Stewardship

Social Inclusion

Workforce Development

Advocacy Resources

Destinations International is the collective voice of destination organizations, empowering destinations on issues big and small. We strive to be champions for our members and recognize the importance of keeping our members abreast of the challenges and opportunities presenting themselves in the marketplace. DI educates, equips, and empowers its members to advocate on behalf of their destination organizations and their destination communities.

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Community Shared Value

Become a community asset focused on your residents as your primary customers.

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2022 US Tourism Lexicon

Tourism Lexicon

Words matter in politics, and they need to be chosen carefully to carry an emotional connection to people's values and the values of our industry.

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Architects of Destination Advocacy Podcast

A podcast for advocates in the tourism sector and the stories of tackling the biggest issues in the industry.

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Blog

DI staff and collaborators share perspectives on timely topics in advocacy.

Professional Development

Destinations International is the definitive resource for professional development and destination management.

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Certificates & Certification

Explore our programs to develop your destination professional skills, whether you're just getting started or a seasoned executive.

(PDM)

Professional in Destination Management

(CDME)

Certified Destination Management Executive

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Online Learning Center

Members have complimentary access to live and recorded webinars, 24/7 from the comfort of your home or office.

Online Learning Center

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Mentorship Program

Join the Online Community to connect with professionals and support each other on your professional journey.

Mentorship Program

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Upcoming Events

Learn and network with peers from across the destination organization industry.

All Upcoming Events

 

Social Inclusion

Destinations International recognizes and advocates the importance of cultivating a unified travel industry where everyone is welcome, where there is equitable access for all, and to help reshape existing power structures so that systemically marginalized voices and perspectives are heard and valued.

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Social Inclusion Summit

Save the date for October 28-30, 2024 for the Social Inclusion Summit in Spokane, WA.

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship Initiative

Attracting underrepresented and ethnically diverse students who are seeking a degree in hospitality management or tourism management.  

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Inclusive Leadership Pledge

We firmly stand by our belief that all industries should be open to everyone for opportunities and growth and that it is critical for industry executive leaders to commit to a vision for change.

Destination Tools

Built on best practices, insights, and research, our destination tools and products work to provide best practices and strategies to increase relevancy and raise the level of professionalism for the success of destination organizations.