Biweekly Member Update: July 18, 2018


August 17-19, 2018, Chicago, IL

Join us for a C-suite education program focused on board governance. 

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Member Benefit: Make Informed Decisions

Are you trying to understand performance metrics and benchmarking? Do you want to accurately assess and compare your organization’s achievements? Destinations International provides several tools that will help your team make decisions and provides comprehensive guides to evaluate, calculate and report on performance.


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.


Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 Annual Convention

July 23-26, 2019, St. Louis, MO

Join us in St. Louis for our 2019 Annual Convention.

Membership Summit

October 22-25, 2018, 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.

Finance, Operations and Technology Summit

October 28-31, 2018

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership in finance, administration, operations and technology.

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.


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.


Learn More about DestinationNEXT

The vision of DestinationNEXT is to provide destination organizations with practical actions and strategies for sustainable success in a dramatically changing world.