Biweekly Member Update: April 25, 2018


Any member organization or partner is eligible to nominate and can submit for consideration. Nomination forms for both awards must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 18, 2018 to Chelsea Welter at [email protected].

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have changed the future of destination marketing for the better, made significant contributions to the advancement of the industry and shaped travel marketing.

Destination Organization Leadership Award 

This annual award is amongst the Association's most prestigious honors, recognizing those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the destination marketing industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.


Member Benefit Highlight: Advocacy Support When You Need it Most

Destinations International serves as the voice for the entire destination marketing and management industry, advocates for the role of the destination organization and partners with other industry trade associations to communicate the message to our members' customers.

Resources include:

  • Online Industry Resources and Toolkits
  • Rapid Response Team of industry experts available to activate in times of crisis
  • Investment in issue tracking and listening tools to allow proactive monitoring to tackle governance and political challenges on a local level
  • Committees and Task Forces providing continuous feedback on future needs for membership


Policy Brief: State of the State

Over the past three months, governors across the country have taken to the podium to highlight their state's accomplishments and outline policy priorities as part of their 2018 State of the State Address. Starting with Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on January 3rd and ending with Governor Mark Dayton (D-MN) on March 14th, we analyzed all 46 speeches delivered this year and identified who is talking about tourism and other policy topics.


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.

C-Suite Session: CVBs Engaged!
August 17-19, 2018

Join us for a C-suite education program that you need to succeed for 2018. This is a board governance focused series co-presented by Destinations International and ASAE.  


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. 

Destination Tools

Event Impact Calculator (EIC)

With more than 200 destination organizations using the tool, the Event Impact Calculator has been established as an industry standard with over 100,000 events analyzed. Learn more about our 3 distinct modules and get in touch with a member of the Destinations International team to learn more.