Biweekly Member Update: April 3, 2019


We are thrilled to welcome Dawn Holden to the Destinations International team! In her new role, Dawn will develop and implement the overall strategic direction of the organization’s membership operations including the recruitment and retention of members, member services and engagement. We look forward to Dawn's first day on May 6. 


Join us for these Upcoming Member Webinars

Blog Post: 5 New Places to Use Social Photos in Videos in your Destination Marketing

While UGC works amazingly well on Instagram and your website, there are tons of other creative places destination organizations can feature social photos and videos – including some you probably haven’t considered before.

Nominations Open for Seats on Destinations International Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees 

If you are interested or wish to recommend a colleague, please click here to access the nomination form. Please return the form with the candidate’s resume/bio and any relevant information supporting this nomination to Chelsea Dunlop Welter at [email protected] by April 7, 2019.

Hall of Fame and Destination Organization Leadership Award Nominations Due 

Nominate industry leaders for the Hall of Fame and the Destination Organization Leadership Award. Nominations are open through 5 PM ET on Friday, April 5 and must be submitted to Chelsea Welter at [email protected].

Audition for the Destinations International House Band

As we all know, music plays a vital role in our industry, at your destinations and in our lives. Music inspires, consoles, and lifts our spirits on a daily basis. We invite you to join our Destinations International House Band. Click here to read a letter from Gregg Shapiro and Adam Sacks for more information. The deadline to submit your audition video is May 20, 2019.

See What's Happening on the Member Forum

Find, engage and learn from other destination organization professionals using discussion, polling and Q&A functionality. 

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Blog: Scooters: Last Mile Savior or Pavement Terror

By now, if you have lived in any major city across the United States, you’ve no doubt seen, heard, or been narrowly hit by the latest ride sharing disruptor: electric scooters. Read our latest blog post about this topic.


Early Bird Rate for Annual Convention Open through April 15

Don't miss the Early Bird Rate for this year's Annual Convention, taking place in St. Louis, MO July 23-25. 

CEO Summit

April 15-18, 2019: Asheville, NC

Join Destinations International to learn how creative change and critical leadership competencies of successful change efforts can significantly impact your destination.

CMO Summit

April 28-30, 2019: Houston, TX

This is a marketing professional's opportunity to join fellow leaders and colleagues to discuss the evolving role of destination marketers and how your destination adapts to the dynamic landscape of place-making.


Blog Post: Exploring the Compensation and Benefits Platform

With the Release of the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Platform, our Senior Director of Research and Advocacy, Andreas Weissenborn, shares three tips he often sees members overlook when utilizing this dynamic platform solution.


A Look into the Event Impact Calculator

Thursday, April 4, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Sit in on a live demonstration as we walk you through how the calculator tailors economic impact analysis of different event types to each unique destination.