Biweekly Member Update: February 20, 2019

GAIN OVERALL EXPOSURE

When asked what she found valuable in her membership with Destinations International, Liana Acevedo with Richmond Region Tourism said "The Overall exposure to more than just my silo within the bureau and being able to network with larger destinations than where I am now."

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COMMUNITY 

30 Under 30 Applications Now Open

Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals under the age of 30 will be selected annually to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year. Nominate a leader at your destination organization. Applications will be open through March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Webinar: How a Master Plan Can Transform a Destination

Destination marketing organizations are increasingly focused on destination management that leverages the visitor economy to benefit the local community in many ways. To accomplish that effectively, tourism leaders are creating Destination Master Plans to provide a road map for improving community engagement and destination product development.

Have You Checked out the Member Forum Lately?

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

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Join Us for These Upcoming Member Webinars

Get the Most out of your Destinations International Membership

Tuesday, February 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

In this brief but comprehensive webinar, you will learn how to gain access to all Destinations International has to offer.

Learn From Your Peers with Destinations International's Member Forum

Wednesday, February 27, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Our online community allows member destination professionals to connect, engage and learn from each other. Join us for a quick introductory tour of our Member Forum!

Have you Taken our Membership Survey?

In 2019 we are committed to evolving as an organization to meet the ongoing needs of our members. With that in mind, we would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete this survey and share your thoughts on what’s working and where we can improve.


ADVOCACY 

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.


EDUCATION 

CDME Spring Alberta

April 9-12, 2019: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Join us in Banff for CDME courses. 

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.


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 

A Look into the Event Impact Calculator

Thursday, March 7, 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.