Biweekly Member Newsletter: July 12, 2019


"Destinations International has its finger on the pulse of where the destination organization industry is going ... "

Click on the video to hear what David Burgess, President and CEO of Miles Partnership, has to say about member benefits of Destinations International.


Register Now: C-Suite Session: CVBs Engaged!

Join Destinations International and ASAE for an interactive C-Suite Session focusing on board governance, working with you board and succession planning. 

See What's Happening on the Member Forum: Annual Convention

Find, engage and learn from other destination organization professionals using discussion, polling and Q&A functionality. This week's discussion is all about the Annual Convention! Click here to join the conversation!


Save the Date for the 2019 Advocacy Summit

November 12-14, 2019: Madison, WI, USA

Save the date and join us! 


CDME Courses at Summer Learning Week

July 20-23, 2019

Join fellow senior executives in advancing your career to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment.

Concurrent Core Courses

  • Strategic Issues in Destination Management (July 20-21)
  • Destination Leadership (July 20-21)

One-and-a-Half-Day Concurrent Electives

  • Destination Positioning and Branding (July 22-23)
  • Destination Organization Human Resources (July 22-23)

PDM Course: Fundamentals of Destination Organizations

July 23, 2019: St. Louis, MO

This course is an interactive educational class focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes.

Join us at the 2019 Annual Convention

July 23-25, 2019: St. Louis, MO

As the premier event for destination professionals, Destinations International's 2019 Annual Convention provides a unique opportunity for destination organizations to connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry.

Visitor Services Summit

September 29-October 1, 2019: Kansas City, MO

The Visitor Services Summit is designed for professionals vested in the planning, development and management of visitor experiences within their destinations.

Finance, Operations and Technology Summit

October 6-9, 2019: Colorodo Springs, CO

Dedicated concurrent session tracks allow finance, operations and technology professionals to break out with peers for deeper learning.

CDME Fall Alberta

October 8-11, 2019: Banff, Alberta

Recognized by the destination organization industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an executive-level program for experienced destination professionals seeking advanced professional development. 

The following courses will be offered in this series:

  • Destination Leadership: Tuesday, October 8 - Wednesday, October 9 (2 day core course)
  • Destination Partnership & Innovative Funding: Thursday, October 10 - Friday, October 11 (1.5 day elective course)

Membership Summit

October 21-23, 2019: St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL

This community of partners, inclusive of both membership and partnership roles, targets discussions about changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact, recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition and more.


Download the Weaponization of Travel Study

Download the latest research and toolkits for the Weaponization of Travel Study. 


A Look Into the Event Impact Calculator

Thursday, August 8, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM EDT
Considering subscribing to the Event Impact Calculator? Participate in this live demonstration of the Calculator’s Meetings, Sports and Festivals modules.

EIC 101: How to Calculate Event Impact for New Users

Tuesday, August 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
New subscribers should gather their team for this detailed orientation on how to use the Event Impact Calculator (EIC).