Biweekly Member Newsletter: November 27, 2019


In preparation for #GivingTuesday on December 3, we are celebrating by highlighting the Destinations International Foundation's work in talent development. The 30 Under 30 Program has given many future leaders, including Najauna White with Discover Durham, opportunities for networking and education. Read her story here and join us next week on social media to learn more about how you can support the Destinations International Foundation and our future leaders.


Download the "Finding Our Cornerstone" Advocacy Paper

In this advocacy paper, you will understand the reasons why destination organizations must focus on their residents and change the way they talk about themselves in order to survive and grow.


Register for the Convention Sales and Services Leadership Forum

December 16, 2019: Chicago, IL, USA

Gain perspective to inform your convention and meetings strategies for 2020 and beyond, understand key industry indicators and trends and hear about the economic indicators to pay attention to. 

Register for 2020 CDME Spring Learning Week

February 1-4, 2020: Washington, D.C., USA

The CDME program prepares senior executives to lead their communities and to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

Save the Dates for These Upcoming Events

  • Convention Sales and Services Summit, February 2-4, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Spirit of Hospitality Celebration, February 4, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Destination Showcase, February 5, 2020, Washington, D.C., USA
  • CEO Summit, April 6-8, 2020, Greater Palm Springs, CA, USA
  • CDME Alberta Spring Courses, April 21-24, 2020, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • CMO Summit, April 26-28, 2020, Seattle, WA, USA
  • CDME Courses at Summer Learning Week, July 10-13, 2020, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2020 Annual Convention, July 13-15, 2020, Chicago, IL, USA
  • CDME Alberta Fall Courses, October 6-9, 2020, Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • Membership Summit, October 19-21, 2020, Bloomington, MN, USA


Want to Learn More About Organization Funding, Spending, Trends and Performance of Fellow Destination Organizations?

Look no further than the Destination Organization Performance Reporting platform (formerly the Organization & Finance Profile Study). This tool, free for all Destinations International members, allows destination organizations to view and analyze structures, practices, trends and developments in key areas of interest for the industry.


Exhibiting Opportunities Still Available for Destination Showcase 2020

February 5, 2020: Washington, D.C., USA

No matter the size of your destination or meeting space, Destination Showcase is your chance to meet with top meeting planners all in one day. Exhibiting opportunities are still available, so reserve your spot today and join your peers on February 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA.

Join your Peers on the Member Forum

Log on and connect with fellow Destinations International members around the world.


EIC 101: How to Calculate Event Impact for New Users

Wednesday, December 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

New subscribers should gather their team for this detailed orientation on how to use the Event Impact Calculator.