Biweekly Member Update: August 1, 2018

DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL IS COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING 

"Membership with Destinations International is one of the most valuable investments you could ever make." - Martha Sheridan, President and CEO of the Providence Warwick CVB.

Watch her video to hear how membership helps destination organizations excel. 

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COMMUNITY 

Join us for These Upcoming Member Webinars 

We want to ensure you have full access to the network of people, ideas, products and services your investment in Destinations International affords you. Let us show you how to connect with your peers, find the latest industry research and take advantage of continuous learning face-to-face or online. Sign up with the links below.

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ADVOCACY 

Become a Destination Ally

Destinations International is an advocate for strong destinations and the travel they drive and you can be too. Sign up today to receive timely updates on advocacy issues and help advance the success of destinations worldwide.


EDUCATION 

Register for the Upcoming C-Suite Session: CVBs Engaged! 

August 17-19, 2018, Chicago, IL

Join us for a board governance focused series co-presented by Destinations International and ASAE. 

Register for the Visitor Services Summit

August 17-19, 2018, Monterey, CA

The Visitor Services Summit offers professionals vested in the planning, development, and management of visitor experiences within their destinations an opportunity to exchange ideas and solutions, learn new practices and network and connect. 

Register for the Membership Summit

October 22-25, 2018, Greater Palm Springs, CA

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 and recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition.

Register for the Finance, Operations and Technoloy Summit

October 28-31, 2018, Cleveland, OH

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership in finance, administration, operations and technology.

Register for the Advocacy Summit

November 7-9, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

Learn from experts and insiders about the latest trends and threats to our industry, discover tools and research available to you and enhance your leadership skills with advocacy training.


RESEARCH 

Policy Brief: The New Tourism Lexicon

Words matter in politics, and those words need to be chosen carefully. If we are going to be successful in changing the narrative surrounding our industry, it starts with a values-based approach. That means talking to stakeholders in a manner that is simple and emotional, and connects their values to your organization. In this policy brief, we demonstrate why our industry must utilize a new tourism vocabulary to connect with stakeholders in a meaningful way and better illustrate the value of destination organizations.


DESTINATION TOOLS 

Learn More About the DMAP Accreditation

The globally recognized Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management.