Biweekly Member Update: August 29, 2018

COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & LIFELONG LEARNING

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 through membership with Destinations International.

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COMMUNITY 

Membership Blog Post: Membership Made Easy

In her debut on the Destinations International blog, Alison Best, our Executive Vice President of Membership Engagement, shares some of the rich resources offered through membership.

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.

Learn More About the Member Forum Webinar 

Get the Most Out of Your Destinations International Membership Webinar

Small Destination Organization Webinar (Geared for Destination organizations with budgets of less than $2 million)


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. 

CDME Alberta 

October 9-12, 2018, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Recognized by the destination organization industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an executive-level program for experienced destination organization professionals seeking advanced professional development. The focus of the program is on strategic vision, leadership, destination organization performance, community stakeholder management, and marketing and product development best practices.

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 Technology 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.

Save the Date for the CEO Summit 

April 15-18, 2019, Asheville, NC

Save the date for the 2019 CEO Summit. More details will be announced soon. 


RESEARCH 

Blog Post: Five Ways to Woo Canadian Travelers 

Americans can learn a thing or two about taking vacation from their neighbors to the north. In our latest blog post, Karyl Leigh Barnes, President of the Tourism Practice at Development Counsellors International, shares insights into how to get the attention of Canadians. 


DESTINATION TOOLS 

Sign up for ORDA Training 

Attention empowerMINT subscibers: As of January, the ORDA tool is now live. The Overnight Room Demand Analyzer (ORDA) is another Destinations International product that lives as a tab within MINT+ database and allows CVBs to be more consultative partners to their planners and hoteliers. This easy-to-use analysis allows CVB sales and services professionals to examine how many rooms an event really uses! To find out more and sign up for training click here.