Biweekly Member Newsletter: June 12, 2019

CONNECTING DESTINATION ORGANIZATIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

"I can pick up the phone and pretty much call anyone ..."

Click on the video to hear what David Bradley, VP of Sales and Services at Shreveport-Bossier CTB, has to say about the benefits of connections he’s made through his membership with Destinations International. 


COMMUNITY 

See What's Happening on the Member Forum

Find, engage and learn from other destination organization professionals using discussion, polling and Q&A functionality. 

Recent topics include:

Member Webinar: Need a Peer's Perspective? Log into the Destinations International Member Forum

Thursday, June 20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

The Member Forum brings you together in an industry community by department or topic. Join us for a quick introductory tour of our Member Forum!

Apply for the ECM Scholarship

The Destinations International Foundation is offering five scholarships to deserving convention sales or travel trade professionals who are interested in attending the 33rd Annual ECM Summer School in London, England taking place August 24-28, 2019. Applications are due by Friday, June 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. ET.

Donate to the Destinations International Foundation Silent Auction

The Destinations International Foundation is looking forward to another successful Silent Auction at Annual Convention. All money raised will be used to support research, education, advocacy and leadership development. If you have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience that you would like to donate toward the Silent Auction, or would like more information, please contact Mary Bramley at [email protected]


ADVOCACY 

Save the Date for the 2019 Advocacy Summit

November 12-14, 2019: Madison, WI, USA
Save the date and join us! 


EDUCATION 

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.

Save the Date: 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.

Save the Date: 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.

Save the Date: 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.


RESEARCH 

Participate in our Industry Research Study

Destinations International, World Travel Market (WTM) and MMGY Global have partnered to conduct an ongoing industry study to better understand the trends impacting today’s top travel and tourism organizations. We invite you to participate in this study, which will require less than 10 minutes of your time.


DESTINATION TOOLS 

EIC 101: How to Calculate Event Impact for New Users
Thursday, June 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). Register here

A Look Into the Event Impact Calculator
Thursday, June 20, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

Considering subscribing to the Event Impact Calculator? Participate in this live demonstration of the Calculator’s Meetings, Sports and Festivals modules. Register here

Are you a MINT or EIC Subscriber? Your Input is Needed!

Are you a MINT or EIC user? Your input is needed! As a valued member of Destinations International, we want to get your feedback on MINT,  ORDA and our EIC products. Destinations International and JLL are partnering together to gather input for the future evolution of these products. Please take a few moments to participate in this survey or forward it to appropriate staff in your office.