Biweekly Member Update: June 20, 2018


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.

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Webinar: The Rise of Midsized Cities in the Meetings Industry
July 21, 2018

Join Greg Oates, the Executive Editor of SkiftX brand strategy group, and Carina Bauer, President and CEO of IMEX Group, for a conversation and case study examination on the rise of midsized cities in the meetings industry. This webinar is complimentary.


Registration is Open for the 2018 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. 

Destination Management Needs to Become Your Day Job

Destination development needs to become your day job, just as much as sales and marketing, with defined roles, strategies and measurements of success. In this recent blog post, we’ll take a look at how one organization, Tourism Calgary, has done just that.


Register Now for the 2018 Annual Convention
July 10-13, Anaheim, CA

Connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the travel and tourism industry. With over 50 sessions, the Take Carra health and wellness activities and numerous opportunities to network, you won't want to miss this event! Read our latest blog post on the top 10 reasons to attend the Annual Convention here!

C-Suite Session: CVBs Engaged!
August 17-19, 2018

Join us for a C-suite education program that you need to succeed for 2018. This is a board governance focused series co-presented by Destinations International and ASAE.

Visitor Services Summit
September 23-25, 2018 

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.

Membership Summit
October 21-24, Palm Springs, CA

This summit will have discussions about changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact and recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition.


Enter Data For the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Study

The Destinations International Foundation is gathering data for the 2018 Compensation and Benefits Collection to better understand current organization compensation and benefits practices by destination organizations by size, geography, department and position. You are invited to enter data, now through June 30, from your most recently completed financial year.


Learn More about the Overnight Room Demand Analyzer (ORDA)

Gain a more accurate understanding of actual room demand with a dynamic tool, the Overnight Room Demand Analyzer (ORDA) that takes into account:

  • Event-specific parameters
  • State/Province and Country assumptions
  • Attendee origin using ZIP/postal code data