Destinations International is the definitive resource for professional development in the destination organization industry.
For the organization, Destinations International elevates destination organizations’ credibility and effectiveness through unique organizational programs. For the individual, Destinations International is the only association to comprehensively provide the educational development necessary to be successful working for a destination.
Step one of the PDM certificate program, this course focuses on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes.
Providing destination professionals cutting-edge education to empower entry to mid-level professionals with the skills and knowledge critical for destination organizations.
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.
C Suite Sessions
Open to C-level executives featuring guest lecturers from across the globe addressing strategic issues facing destination organization leaders.
Fundamentals PDM CDME FCDME CEO Sessions

Upcoming Events

We continue to offer year-round education and training events and invite you to save the date for a future program. See all scheduled events.

Annual Convention Presentations

View and download copies of concurrent session presentations from 2018 Annual Convention.

Download of past presentations is a benefit available to Destinations International members. Please use your member login to access the presentations, or contact us if you need assistance.

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