Biweekly Member Newsletter: September 18, 2019

CONNECTING ALL YEAR LONG

Connecting to members all year long through our Member Forum is one of the reasons Molly Otting Carlson utilizes her membership with Destinations International. 


COMMUNITY 

Early Bird Rates for Destination Showcase Now Available Through Oct. 7

Join us on February 5, 2020 for Destination Showcase in Washington, D.C. Our new joint venture with PCMA will elevate the value of this event and will further Destinations International’s work in communicating the extensive services that our members provide to meeting planners throughout their event planning process. Don't miss the Early Bird Rates!

Join your Peers on the Member Forum

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


ADVOCACY 

Register for the 2019 Advocacy Summit

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

Join us for the 2019 Advocacy Summit, as we bring together advocacy experts and destination organization professionals to exchange ideas on the latest trends and threats to our industry


RESEARCH

Webinar: DestinationNEXT for Small Destinations

Thursday, September 19, 2019: 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Kathleen Frankfort, VP of Marketing at MMGY Next Factor, will be joined by panelists from small destinations, Marsha Massey, Executive Director of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau and Darren Rudloff, CEO of Visit Cheyenne, to discuss DestinationNEXT and how it has worked for them. Kathleen will also discuss all of the changes being made to tailor the study to small destinations without an airport or convention center.

Webinar: Destinations International's 2019 DestinationNEXT Futures Study

Join Kathleen Frankford, VP of Marketing for MMGY NextFactor, for an in-depth look at the study and insights to bring to your destination.


EDUCATION 

Register for the 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.

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.


DESTINATION TOOLS 

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.