Come Together, Learn Together

With ongoing educational opportunities offered throughout the year, Destinations International is committed to professional development and lifelong learning for its members. Whether you are new to the travel industry or a veteran with 30 years of experience, there is an opportunity tailored to your specific needs.

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Join 1,500 fellow tourism professionals at the Destinations International Annual Convention - just one of the many education events offered for CVB pros of all levels.
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Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals under the age of 30 are selected annually to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year.
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The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) is the tourism industry’s highest individual educational achievement.

Advocacy Support When You Need It Most

Destinations International serves as the voice for the entire destination marketing and management industry, advocates for the role of the destination organization and partners with other industry trade associations to communicate the message to our members' customers.

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Browse the full collection of advocacy resources including research, case studies, and links.
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Destinations International staff and collaborators share perspectives on timely topics in advocacy.

Share Knowledge, Gain Power

One of the biggest benefits of membership in your industry trade association is the power of fostering dialogue within a larger community. Through your organization's membership, access to resources and benefits extends down to your entire professional staff. This is an excellent opportunity to provide your team with additional learning and collaboration.

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Join the Online Community, Destinations International's resource for professionals to connect, engage and learn from each other.
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Gain perspectives and insights on destinations and their impact on travelers, communities and economies worldwide.
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Find the latest travel and tourism industry news and announcements from Destinations International. Search by date, document type or topic.

Make Informed Decisions

Are you trying to understand performance metrics and benchmarking? Do you want to accurately assess and compare your organization’s achievements? Destinations International provides several tools that will help your team make decisions and provides comprehensive guides to evaluate, calculate and report on performance.

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The Event Impact Calculator measures the economic value of an event and calculates its return on investment to local taxes.
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Explore studies and reports on industry best practices and trends by the Destinations International team.

Dive Deeper and Grow Stronger

In addition to the rich member benefits, Destinations International offers unique
tools to assist your organization in business development, customer visibility, strategy development and advocacy. For those destinations looking for specific ways to challenge their organization to reach that next level of success or to create additional buy-in with stakeholders, Destinations International also offers the following tools to enhance your competitive edge in the marketplace:

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The online diagnostic tool allows destinations to complete an objective self-assessment which can help determine priorities and strategies for the future.
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Tools, events, and research for professionals interested in developing the meetings and group segment in their destinations
DMAP recipients on stage at the 2017 Annual Convention
Achieving DMAP accreditation positions a destination organization or CVB as a valued and respected organization in your community and increases your credibility among stakeholders.


For assistance or more information, please contact us:

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Kate Skidmore
Senior Director of Membership Engagement
+1 202-835-4099
[email protected]