Biweekly Member Update: February 6, 2019


One of the biggest benefits of membership in your industry trade association is the power of fostering dialogue within a larger community.

Click on the video to hear what Matt Clement, VP, Marketing and Business Development at Arrivalist, has to say about his membership with Destinations International.


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.

Destination Showcase is Next Week: There is Still Time to Exhibit!

February 13, 2019: Washington, D.C.

Connect with the nation's top planners in one location.

Join us at the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration

February 12, 2019: Hamilton LIVE in Washington, D.C.

The Spirit of Hospitality Celebration brings together industry leadership to provide funds critical to support the Foundation programs that empower the work of destination organizations globally through research, education, advocacy and leadership initiatives.

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. 

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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.


Spring Learning Week: CDME and PDM Courses

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

Join us for CDME and PDM: Fundamentals of Sales courses. 

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.


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.


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.