Biweekly Member Update: April 11, 2018


Tomorrow we will join meeting professionals all over the world to advocate the value that face-to-face meetings bring to people, businesses and communities.

As an industry, it is imperative that our stakeholders understand the real impact meetings have on our destinations. Members of our team will be attending events in support of this international day of advocacy and we encourage destination organizations across the world to participate.

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30 Under 30 Applications Due on April 20

We are looking for the travel industry’s brightest rising stars, groundbreaking innovators and leaders of tomorrow for this year's 30 Under 30 Program. To be considered, nominees must submit an application with CEO approval by Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. EDT.

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Member Benefit Highlight: Ongoing Educational Opportunities for All Levels

With ongoing educational opportunities offered throughout the year, Destinations International is committed to professional development and lifelong learning for its members. Whether you are new to the travel industry or a veteran with 30 years of experience, there is an opportunity tailored to your specific needs. Here are opportunities available to those new in the industry:

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Policy Brief: Advocacy in the Face of Ideology

While destination organizations consistently prove the social and economic benefits of tourism, the battle for funding continues unabated. While politicians are beginning to understand the economic impact of tourism in communities, it’s the need for a destination organization that they continue to struggle with. Learn more by reading our Policy Brief.

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CEO Summit
April 23-26, 2018, Southampton, Bermuda

Join fellow CEOs, C-suite and executive-level staff and learn from global leaders addressing high-level topics such as: overtourism, destination guardianship, crisis response, office culture of the future and the weaponization of travel. 

PDM Course: Destination Organization Operations: Technology and Human Resources
Online Course, offered April 30-May 7, 2018

This course will review the role of technology and how to incorporate it into the destination organization's strategic planning and quality control processes, as well as manage its continual process improvement. 

Registration Now Open for the 2018 Annual Convention
July 10-13, 2018, Anaheim, CA, USA

Connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the travel and tourism industry. 

Summer Learning Week Courses Open
July 7-9, 2018

Taking place before the Annual Convention, PDM and CDME courses will be available. 

CDME (2 Core Courses, 2 Electives): The CDME program focuses on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies. Join fellow senior executives in advancing your career. Register here

PDM: Fundamentals of Destination Marketing and Management: The Fundamentals course is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes. Register here.


2018 Compensation and Benefits Collection 

The Destinations International Foundation is gathering data for the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Collection to better understand current organization compensation and benefits practices by destination organizations by size, geography, department and position. You are invited to enter data, now through June 30, from your most recently completed financial year. 

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Destination Tools

Overnight Room Demand Analyzer 

Explore the newest feature of the MINT+ database. Gone are the days of exclusively relying on contracted room black data. The Overnight Room Demand Analyzer (ORDA) evaluates attendee postal code data to more accurately estimate the actual number of rooms used by an event. 

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