Bi-weekly Update: October 20, 2017

Northern California wildfires - Fall Summits - Save the Date for 2018 Events

Greetings and Happy Friday.

This week we shift our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by the deadly and catastrophic fires in Northern California. We will continue to keep our website up-to-date with ways to help the destinations that have been going through disasters and we urge our community to lend your support. Please click here to see a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help those in need. These past few months have been hard for many of our friends and colleagues. However, we know our tourism community is strong and when that community is in need, we are resilient in coming together to help and contribute. 

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We just wrapped up our Finance, Operations and Technology Summit in Orlando, Florida, and we are pleased to report that we had a record attendance of 110 leaders in technology, finance and operations join us at the four-day packed event.

Thanks to Jeff Conway, Director of Finance and Larry Henrichs, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer at Visit Orlando and their team for hosting this event. A special thanks to the committee who worked very hard on the development of the agenda.

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Our fall summits and educational events continue to take place and have record breaking attendance. We are hearing from our members that these opportunities are worthwhile, provide peer-to-peer networking and deliver invaluable learning opportunities. As we look ahead to 2018, we are thrilled to announce the year’s events secured by our Meetings and Professional Development team. We encourage you to mark your calendar and plan to attend so you can continue to learn, network and help your destination excel.

We will keep you updated as new information on dates and locations are confirmed. Please check our website, www.destinationsinternational.org, for the most up-to-date information.

Here is a glimpse into 2018’s offerings:

Spring Learning Week
February 10 - 13, 2018 
Washington, D.C., USA

  • CDME (2 Core Courses, 2 Electives)
    Member Rate: US$ 1375 Core, US$ 750 Elective
  • PDM: Sales 1
    Member Rate: US$ 595
    Non-member Rate: US$ 695
  • Sales Academy 2
    Member Rate: US$ 895
    Non-member Rate: US$ 995

Destination Showcase
February 13, 2018
Washington, D.C., USA
Member Rate: US$ 5,195 per kiosk

CMO Summit
March 4 - 6, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Rate: US$ 1,095
Non-member Rate: US$ 1,295

CEO Summit
April 23 - 26, 2018
Bermuda
Member Rate: US$ 1,195

CEO Session: Board Training and Governance*
May 2018
Location TBD
Member Rate: US$ 595 

CDME: Alberta* 
April 2018
Alberta, Canada
Courses: TBD
Member Rate: TBD

Summer Learning Week (Before Annual Convention)
July 6 - 10, 2018
Anaheim, California, USA

  • CDME (2 Core Courses, 2 Electives)
    Member Rate: US$ 1,375 Core, US$ 750 Electives
  • PDM – Fundamentals
    Member Rate: US $595
    Non-member Rate: US$ 695

2018 Annual Convention
July 10 - 13, 2018
Anaheim, California, USA
Member Rate: US$ 1,095
Non-member Rate: US$ 1,500 

Visitor Services Summit
September 2018
Location TBD
Member Rate: US$ 595
Non-member Rate: US$ 695

Finance, Operations and Technology Summit
October 2018
Location TBD
Member Rate: US$ 695
Non-member Rate: US$ 795 

Membership Summit
October 2018
Location TBD
Member Rate: US$ 645
Non-member Rate: US$ 795 

CDME: Alberta* 
October 2018
Alberta, Canada
Courses: TBD
Member Rate: TBD

Fall Learning Week
November 2018
Seattle, Washington, USA

  • CDME (2 Core Courses, 2 Electives)
    Member Rate: US$ 1,375 Core, US$ 750 Elective
  • PDM: Sales 1
    Member Rate: US$ 595
    Non-member Rate: US$ 695
  • Sales Academy 2
    Member Rate: US$ 895 member
    Non-member Rate: US$ 1095 

CDME Summit*
Member Rate: US$ 1095 member

Convention Sales & Marketing Summit
December 2018 - 2 days
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Rate: US$ 495
Non-member Rate: US$ 695 

Convention Services Summit*
December 2018 - 2 days
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Rate: US$ 495 
Non-member Rate: US$ 695

* New Program

Please continue to check www.destinationsinternational.org for more information on each of our events.

We look forward to seeing many of you next week in Charlotte, NC for our Membership Summit and in Baltimore, MD for our Advocacy Summit. Registration is still open for both events. You may find more information and register here.

Thank you and best wishes for a safe and enjoyable weekend!