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

Destinations International works to improve the knowledge base of members through the design of all professional development programming offering newly redesigned certification programs that are impactful and relevant to the needs of the industry. 

CDME taught me to think about the role that destination organizations play differently and about the role I play as the Executive Director. It really changed my perspective and understanding of a lot of things, and I don’t think I would still be in this job today without it. It also gave me great and lasting relationships with people throughout this industry of ours. Whatever professional challenges I might be facing, between the courses and the connections, I know I can get through them.

 Maura Allen Gast, FCDME, Executive Director, Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau

CDME was an aspirational goal of mine for a long time, and I am humbled to be included with so many distinguished colleagues. We all share a strong bond of learning across our diverse organization sizes, structures, budgets, and environments.

Barry White, President & CEO, Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

Preparing senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment.
Extend your CDME certification through additional course work and industry volunteerism to qualify for supplemental designation.