Compensation and Benefits Study

The Compensation and Benefits Study allows Destinations International members to view and analyze compensation and benefits practices by destination organizations by size, geography, department and position.

Explore compensation trends specific to the destination organization industry, including insurance and benefits comparative information to help your organization make crucial human capital decisions.

Learn how to access and interpret the results with our training & research team

This comprehensive study is designed to bring members the information necessary to see compensation trends specific to the destination organization industry, and provide insurance and benefits comparative information organizations can use to assist in making crucial business decisions.  

Throughout the platform, we refer to the term 'Organization'.  This refers to all organizations which are defined as destination organizations and include all convention and visitor bureaus, regional tourism boards, state tourism offices and provincial tourism offices and national tourism boards.

About the Survey

The study examines critical topics such as salary and compensation, retirement plans, healthcare, and insurance practices for budget planning, benefits program evaluations, hiring practices and justifying staff investment to stakeholders.

The most recent study collected information on staffing and benefits, aggregated base salary and compensation information for multiple destination organization job functions, and detailed data on benefits programs.

Study Features
  1. Access is complimentary and exclusive to destination organization members of Destinations International who participate in the data collection.
  2. Enter and analyze data year-round. You will no longer have to wait for the collection period and periodic study releases in order to view and create new reports.
  3. The platform has added new sections and KPIs, including diversity & inclusion, reworked positions and performance entries and destination benefits and departmental performance sections.
  4. Create and download your own comparative sets, peer groups, charts and graphs.


For assistance or more information, please contact our research team:

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Andreas Weissenborn
Senior Director of Research & Advocacy
+1 202-835-4201
[email protected]