Biweekly Member Update: December 5, 2018

REACH OUT TO COLLEAGUES NEAR AND WIDE

"The ability to reach out to colleagues near and wide to say 'Hey I have a particular problem, how have you handled it?' ... We have a great partner in Destinations International."

- Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun

Click on the video to hear what membership with Destinations International means to Beth Erickson.

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COMMUNITY 

Webinar: Seven Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Destination and Tourism Marketers in 2019 

This popular end-of-year webinar from Phocuswright and Miles Partnership is back for its third year in a row. Last year, more than 800 destination organization and tourism professionals from 17 countries registered for this must-watch webinar. 

Webinar: Join the Conversation! Find Your Peers in Destinations International's Member Forum 

Our online community allows you - as a destination professional - to connect, engage and learn from each other. The Member Forum brings you together in an industry community by department or topic. Join us for a quick introductory tour of our Member Forum to get engaged! You may find a full list of upcoming member webinars here. 

Thursday, December 13, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Need your member login? Connect with [email protected].

Are You Exhibiting at Destination Showcase? 

February 13, 2019: Washington, D.C.

Now in its 31st year, Destination Showcase is North America's only one-day event that connects meeting planners with CVBs so they can better understand how CVBs are the key to making meetings and events successful. Exhibit sales are open - reserve your spot now!

See What Your Peers are Saying in the Member Forum 

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

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ADVOCACY 

Advocacy Summit 2018: Planning, Execution and Reflection 

A few weeks after our Advocacy Summit in Philadelphia, our Senior Director of Research and Advocacy, Andreas Weissenborn, shares some of the top moments he enjoyed at the summit. 


EDUCATION 

Tourism Innovators Wanted for the 2019 Annual Convention

Proposal Submissions are Due by January 7, 2019

If you can help deliver outstanding educational sessions at the Destinations International Annual Convention, we would love to hear from you!

Save the Date: Spring Learning Week 

February 9-12, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Join your peers for CDME courses before the Spirit of Hospitality and Destination Showcase. Both core courses and electives will be offered. Registration will open soon. 

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events 

Spirit of Hospitality: February 12, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Destination Showcase: February 13, 2019

CEO Summit: April 15-18, 2019, Asheville, NC

2019 Annual Convention: July 23-26, 2019, St. Louis, MO

Finance, Operations & Technology Summit: October 6-9, 2019, Colorado Springs, CO


RESEARCH 

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.


DESTINATION TOOLS 

MINT+ Admin Systems and Procedures Training 

Tuesday, December 18, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT

As a user-managed database, we strive to help members maintain the quality of the MINT+ database. Get trained on how to keep this shared resource in good shape.

A Look into the Event Impact Calculator (EIC) Demonstration 

Thursday, December 6, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

Not yet a subscriber of the Event Impact Calculator? 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.