Biweekly Member Update: March 20, 2019

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THAT YOU NEED

Travis Napper, President & CEO from the Ruston Lincoln Parish CVB, likes to "make sure that I'm up to date on all the standards... to know what's the newest, upcoming products that are available and the new ideas." Watch the video to learn more about why he's a member of Destinations International.


COMMUNITY 

30 Under 30 Applications Due This Friday

Nominate a young travel and tourism leader for the 2019 30 Under 30 Program. The application, with CEO approval, is due by Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Hall of Fame and Destination Organization Leadership Award Nominations Due

Nominate industry leaders for the Hall of Fame and the Destination Organization Leadership Award. Nominations are open through 5 PM ET on Friday, April 5 and must be submitted to Chelsea Welter at [email protected].

See What's Happening on the Member Forum

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

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ADVOCACY 

Blog: The Growth of Cannabis in Destination Management

Fast forward to 2040. What does cannabis tourism look, feel, taste, smell and sound like in your destination? The future may surprise you - so too might the past.


EDUCATION 

Annual Convention Registration Now Open

July 23-25, St. Louis, MO

As the premier event for destination professionals, Destinations International's 2019 Annual Convention provides a unique opportunity for destination organizations to connect with and learn from peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry. The Early Bird Rate is open through April 15!

CDME Spring Alberta

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

Join us in Banff for the Destination Marketing Planning (Core Courses) and Destination Partnership & Innovative Funding (Elective Course) 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 

How Much Are Events Worth to Your Destination?

Find out how much your events are worth with the Event Impact Calculator (EIC). Destination organizations and CVBs are acutely aware of the need to quantify the economic importance of events to their destinations. By knowing the value of events sold by destination organizations or CVBs, industry stakeholders are empowered to make a strong case for continued destination marketing.