Biweekly Member Newsletter: May 29, 2019


Through education and research, Destinations International provides you with the resources you need for your everyday job.

Click on the video to hear what Leslie Graf, VP of Finance and Administration of Destination DC, has to say about her membership.


Are you a Meetings Destination? We Need your Information!

As part of your annual membership dues, Destinations International will continue to drive a meaningful and sustained awareness strategy to planners on the CVB value proposition. Launching in July 2019, a new meetings microsite hosted and developed by Destinations International, will include a searchable directory of all member destinations that drive meetings and events. To be included in this directory, please fill out this brief survey.

Meetings and Convention Content Promotion Program

Exclusive to members, Trade Show News Network ( and have partnered with Destinations International to be the exclusive content platforms for members to share stories directly with meeting planners about their CVB’s value to meeting planners. Learn more on this exclusive opportunity.

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. 

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]


Save the Date for the 2019 Advocacy Summit

November 13-15, 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)

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.


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.


Event Impact Calculator Best Practices Session

Tuesday, June 4, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
EIC subscribers should join us for an Open User Group Session to discuss Frequently Asked and Top of Mind questions regarding usage and output of the calculator. Come to the session prepared to ask questions and learn from the team at Tourism Economics as well as other EIC Subscribers. Click here to register.

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. Click here to register.