Biweekly Member Update: March 6, 2019


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

Want to know what to expect? Read a blog post from past 30 Under 30 honoree, Randi Morritt. 


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. 

Recent topics include:


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.


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.