Committees & Task Forces

Destinations International is an association driven by its volunteer leadership and the members of its volunteer committees play an important role.

From shaping new tools and research, operating accreditation programs or recommending industry best practices, these members collaborate with their peers and association staff to enhance member benefits and developing resources vital for the success of destination organizations.

Individuals interested in participating in a Destinations International volunteer committee or council are invited contact us for more information.

Standing Committees

Destinations International has the following standing committees per the Association’s bylaws.

  • Advocacy Committee
    Recommends partnerships, best practices and resources to communicate the value and impact of destination organizations to their leadership, stakeholders and community.
     
  • Audit Committees (Destinations International and Destinations International Foundation)
    Oversees the annual audit and monitors the process in which the financial practices are carried out by the Association and Foundation.
     
  • Awards Committee
    Recommends recipients for the Hall of Fame Award and the Destination Organization Leadership Award.
     
  • Board Development Committee (Destinations International Foundation)
    Analyzes the board composition, determines what qualities, characteristics, and perspectives are present and identifies where gaps exist.
     
  • Convention Sales & Services Committee
    Reviews and develops strategies and best practices to deliver the value proposition on why its critical to work with CVBs when planning meetings and events. 
     
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
    Leads strategic planning and programmatic initiatives that will impact structural social change for the benefit of destination organizations and their communities globally.
     
  • Finance Committee
    The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the association's budget, financial statements and financial practices of the association on a monthly basis.
     
  • Global Leadership Committee
    Advises the Association on strategies for development and growth of its leadership role worldwide while serving as ambassadors in areas where membership is in need of development.
     
  • Governance and Nominating Committee
    Advises for ongoing board development, leadership development, board and board member assessment, board education, and for ensuring that the board is equipped with proper guidelines and structure to do its work.  
     
  • Grants Committee (Destinations International Foundation)
    Reviews grant requests and makes recommendations for grants from Foundation resources and tracks the progress of projects funded all or in part by Foundation grants.
     
  • Membership Committee
    Provides input on strategies to increase membership engagement and involvement and identifies means to measure membership satisfaction and priorities.
     
  • Organization Accreditation Program Committee (DMAP Board)
    Serves as the governing board for the destination organization industry's highest organizational achievement, known as the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).
     
  • Professional Credential Program Committee (CDME Board)
    Oversees the policies and procedures that govern the Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program certification program.
     
  • Professional Development Committee
    Creates, provides and advances professional development programs that are accessible, offer value and are relevant to the needs of our industry.

Advisory Councils & Task Forces

In addition to the standing committees, the Chairman of the Board, with the approval of the Destinations International Board of Directors, can appoint other committees, advisory councils or task forces that are felt to be necessary.

  • DMAP Accreditation Mentorship Task Force
    Serves as mentors to organizations completing DMAP accreditation or reaccreditation and may occasionally be asked to review DMAP applications.
     
  • Foundation Bylaws/Governance Task Force 
    Responsible for reviewing bylaws and governance documents in order to recommend amendments for approval by the Foundation Board of Trustees at the Annual Meeting.
     
  • Canadian Membership Task Force
    Focuses on the growth of Canadian membership and engagement growth through partnerships with DMAC and Destinations Canada.
     
  • Public Relations & Communications Task Force
    Focuses on advocating for and advancing issues as they relate to the profession across the travel and tourism sector.
     
  • Small Destination Organization Task Force
    Reviews the current benefits and programs offered by Destinations International from the perspective of organizations with budgets of $2 million or less.
     
  • Annual Development Task Force (Destinations International Foundation)
    Drives all strategic planning and development for the implementation on the Foundation Annual Investment Campaign and coordination with our destination members and corporate partners.
     
  • Canadian Alliance
    Represents Canadian membership within Destinations International and provides strategic guidance to the Association for how the Association can best serve our Canadian members.

Additional Volunteer Leadership

Destinations International maintains additional advisory groups of professionals for the purposes of advancing the Association's work in different segments of the industry.

  • Partner Advisory Council
    Provides guidance regarding programs, activities and policies affecting the supplier community, for the greater benefit of the entire organization.
     
  • Planner Influencer Board
    Contributes to the Association’s overall business events strategy by helping define the key elements CVBs need to deliver on their promise of helping make events successful.

  • 30 Under 30 Alumni Council
    Contributes ideas for the 30 Under 30 Program.