Biweekly Member Update: August 15, 2018

SHARING KNOWLEDGE, GAINING POWER AND FOSTERING A LARGER DIALOGUE

"Destinations International is an incredible network of folks who have a common purpose." - John Leinen, Vice President of Sales, Greater Madison CVB

Check out our 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 Visitor Services Summit

September 23-25, 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. New for 2018! Dedicated concurrent session tracks will allow finance, operations and technology professionals to break out with peers for deeper learning.

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 Event Impact Calculator (EIC) 

Destination organizations and CVBs are acutely aware of the need to quantify the economic importance of events to their destinations. By knowing the value of events sold by destination organizations or CVBs, industry stakeholders are empowered to make a strong case for continued destination marketing.