Destinations International Announces the Launch of the Architects of Destination Advocacy Podcast

New podcast features the triumphs and disappointments throughout the travel and tourism industry’s history. Podcast available on associations website here. 


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Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2021) – Destinations International, the global trade association for official convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards, today announced the Architects of Destination Advocacy Podcast, a podcast for advocates in the tourism sector that shares stories of tackling the biggest issues happening in the travel and tourism industry.

The podcast episodes are developed and hosted by the Destinations International advocacy team. A new episode, featuring various destination organization leaders, will be available each month on the podcast website, or and everywhere podcasts are available. The first episode is titled “The Night the Funding Ran Out” and features Jack Johnson, Destinations International’s chief advocacy officer.

“For this series, we want to tell the stories of the usual and unusual suspects in our industry’s history and some key moments throughout destination organizations around the globe,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “Jack Johnson and his team have an exciting lineup of guests ready to share their triumphs and disappointments during their careers that will encourage and inspire our members and listeners throughout our industry.”

Download the first episode here or on leading podcast platforms.


About Destinations International:
Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. Destinations International is about serving destination marketing professionals first and foremost. Together with almost 6,000 members and partners from nearly 600 destinations in 15 countries, Destinations International represents a powerful forward-thinking, collaborative association: exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people and elevating tourism to its highest potential. For more information, visit

About the Author

Caitlyn Blizzard, CDMEVice President of CommunicationsDestinations International

About the Author

With a passion for advancing destinations and the travel and tourism industry worldwide, Caitlyn Blizzard has over 10 years of experience in the destination organization industry.

As the Vice President of Communications at Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus and tourism boards, Blizzard leads the organization’s strategic communications which include managing the external and industry-focused messaging.

Prior to joining Destinations International, Blizzard spent five years at a mid-size CVB in Georgia leading the organization’s public relations and communications efforts which included working with local, regional and national media to promote the city as a premier destination.

When she isn’t checking off another bucket list destination on her travel list, Blizzard serves the D.C. community as a volunteer, is an avid reader, and enjoys playing tennis and exploring new attractions and restaurants.

Blizzard is a Florida native with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida.

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