Biweekly Member Newsletter: May 1, 2019


As a member of the global trade association for destination organizations, convention bureaus and tourism boards, your organization and staff become part of a vibrant, global community of over 5,000 professionals from 600 destinations around the world. Learn more about your membership benefits here

Learn what Isaiah Little, Manager of Digital Marketing at the Greater Newark CVB has to say about his membership by clicking the video.


Take our Education Survey

We are committed to enabling you with education solutions that will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need. However, we need your help to guide the services and solutions we create for you. Do you have five minutes to share your thoughts?

Need a Speaker for your Upcoming Event?

Destinations International welcomes the opportunity to speak at industry events. Please let us know more about your event and the topics that you would like covered by a member of our team.

See What's Happening on the Member Forum

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

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Audition for the Destinations International House Band 

As we all know, music plays a vital role in our industry, at your destinations and in our lives. Music inspires, consoles, and lifts our spirits on a daily basis. We invite you to join our Destinations International House Band. Click here to read a letter from Gregg Shapiro and Adam Sacks for more information. The deadline to submit your audition video is May 20, 2019.


Participate in the DestinationNEXT Futures Study

The DestinationNEXT Futures Study is produced every two years and is vital for our industry to help us understand where we are going. The survey will take 30 minutes of your time.


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)

Join us at the 2019 Annual Convention

July 23-25, 2019

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.


White Paper: American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism

The global travel & tourism industry continues to grow at a healthy pace, but not without some challenges. Longwoods International conducted a national online survey with a representative sample of 1,500 adults drawn from a consumer research panel. In partnership with Destinations International, the results of this firstever national benchmark survey of American Resident Sentiment Towards Tourism are being made available.


A Look Into the Event Impact Calculator 

Friday, May 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

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