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.

Committee Applications Now Open

Destinations International is now accepting applications for placement on volunteer committees and task forces. Applications must be received by Friday, October 9, 2020.

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 Committee (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 (Nomination) 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, evaluates, and develops strategies and resources that will best position Association members as the relevant tourism, meeting, and convention distribution channel.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Nomination Committee (Destinations International)
    Analyzes the board composition and determines what qualities, characteristics, and perspectives are present and identify where gaps exist.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Accreditation Mentorship Task Force
    Serves as mentors to organizations completing DMAP accreditation or reaccreditation and may occasionally be asked to review DMAP applications.
  • Bylaws/Governance Task Force (Destinations International Foundation)
    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 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.

Additional Volunteer Leadership

Destinations International maintains additional 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.