Biweekly Member Newsletter: June 26, 2019


"My top reason for being a member of Destinations International is the resources it provides ... both in physical resources and resources you get from your peers."

Click on the video to hear what Bennish Brown, President and CEO of the Augusta CVB, has to say about the benefits of membership with Destinations International. 


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 next month! Click here to join the conversation!

Join us for These Upcoming Member Webinars


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.

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.


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.


A Look Into the Event Impact Calculator

Thursday, August 8, 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.

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).