Destinations International Announces Registration is Open for 2022 CEO Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 18, 2022) – Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), today announced that registration is open for the 2022 CEO Summit. The event will take place in Greater Palm Springs, CA, USA on April 3-5, 2022. The event is open to CEOs, C-suite and executive-level staff in the travel and tourism industry.

This year’s CEO Summit is themed “Beyond the Horizon,” and will include a slate of inspiring, innovative thinkers and industry titans sharing their expertise, as well as increased engagement and authentic conversations with peers during curated networking experiences. New formatting includes three “super sessions” focused on leadership, inspiration, motivation, and moving forward with purpose; workforce development; and equity, diversity and inclusion. The whole event will be woven together and facilitated by event moderator, Mark Jeffries. 

“This summit will be a totally different experience for our members,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “Our goal is for our CEOs to leave the event feeling inspired and ready to face the rest of 2022 with a renewed energy and enthusiasm. Scott White and his team at Visit Greater Palm Springs have helped us curate an exciting few days for attendees and we look forward to welcoming our members and partners for this face-to-face meeting.”

“Visit Greater Palm Springs is honored to welcome our industry peers to our destination for the 2022 CEO Summit,” said Scott White, president and CEO of Visit Greater Palm Springs. “Tourism is the number one industry for our region and our community and hospitality partners are excited to host CEO’s from around the world for this very important conference.”

All programming will take place at the JW Marriott. Destinations International has worked closely with Visit Greater Palm Springs and the host hotel to develop event safety guidelines and best practices for all attendees. Details of the full health and safety procedures can be found here.

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Caitlyn Blizzard, CDMEVice President of CommunicationsDestinations International

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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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