Biweekly Member Newsletter: October 2, 2019


Join us on February 5, 2020 for Destination Showcase in Washington, D.C. Our joint venture with PCMA will elevate the value of this event and will further Destinations International’s work in communicating the extensive services that CVBs provide to meeting planners throughout their event planning process. Early bird rates for destination organization exhibitors are open through October 7. 


Update Your Profile on our Member Portal

Did you know that your entire team has access to your Destinations International membership? Make sure to log onto the Member Portal and update your team's contact information so they can stay up-to-date with industry news and Destinations International updates. For your first visit to the new Member Portal, please:

  • Visit the portal at the new, easy-to-remember web address of
  • Use your work email address to log in to the system.
  • Your temporary password is Password1 and you will be prompted to change it when you first log in.
  • If you have trouble logging in, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

Join your Peers on the Member Forum

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


Register for the 2019 Advocacy Summit and hear from Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, David Maraniss

November 12-14, 2019: Madison, WI, USA

A New York Times best-selling author, fellow of the Society of American Historians and visiting distinguished professor at Vanderbilt University, David Maraniss has been affiliated with the Washington Post for more than forty years as an editor and writer and twice won Pulitzer Prizes.


Deadline Extended to Submit an RFP for the 2020 Fall Summit and Learning Week

For the first time, Destinations International is seeking to combine three different fall summits (Membership Summit, Technology, Finance & Operations Summit, Visitor Services Summit) and Learning Week. The deadline to submit your RFP to host this exciting event is October 11, 2019. 

Register for the Finance, Operations and Technology Summit

October 6-9, 2019: Colorado Springs, CO

Dedicated concurrent session tracks allow finance, operations and technology professionals to break out with peers for deeper learning.

Register for CDME Fall Alberta

October 8-11, 2019: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Recognized by the Destination Management industry as its highest educational achievement, Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) is an executive-level program for experienced destination organization professionals seeking advanced professional development.

Register for the 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.

Register for the Convention Sales and Services Leadership Forum

December 16, 2019: Chicago, IL

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. 


Blog Post: Collaboration Divides the Task and Multiplies Success

Let the new Local & Public Events module of the Event Impact Calculator help foster success for your destination and convention center.

Webinar: EIC 101: How to Calculate Event Impact for New Users

Thursday, October 10, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
New subscribers should gather their team for this detailed orientation on how to use the Event Impact Calculator (EIC).