Biweekly Member Update: May 23, 2018

COMMUNITY: SHARING KNOWLEDGE, GAINING POWER AND FOSTERING DIALOGUE WITHIN A LARGER COMMUNITY

One of the biggest benefits of membership in your industry trade association is the power of fostering dialogue within a larger community. Through your organization's membership, access to resources and benefits extends down to your entire professional staff. This is an excellent opportunity to provide your team with additional learning and collaboration.

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Community

Webinar: The Rise of Midsized Cities in the Meetings Industry

Join Greg Oats, 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. 

See What Your Peers are Talking About on the Member Forum

From topics like cell phone policies to internal blog writers, your industry peers are engaging, connecting and learning from each other on the Member Forum. Log in today and keep up with what the industry is talking about.


Advocacy

Blog Post: Carnival Corp. Shows What Alternatives to Travel Boycotts Look Like 

The past two years have seen an unending series of politically sparked boycotts and counter-boycotts, due in large part to an increasingly competitive business environment and changing consumer expectations; with destinations more and more frequently becoming targets. Last month, Carnival Corp. showed us just what a meaningful alternative to travel boycotts looks like. Jim McCaul dives deeper in our latest blog post.

Blog Post: Stop Defending Your Budget and Go on Offense  

John Lambeth with Civitas tells destination organizations to stop defending their budgets and go on the offense.


Education

PDM Online Course - Membership and Communication
June 4-11, 2018

Learn key communication and membership strategies through this online course. The Professional in Destination Management (PDM) program provides destination management professionals with less than three years of experience, cutting-edge education and empowers entry to mid-level professionals with the skills and knowledge critical to successful destination management and marketing.

Register 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.

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, opportunities, and resources and network.


Research

2018 Compensation and Benefits Collection 

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. 


Destination Tools

Submit a DMAP Application

The globally recognized Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) serves as a visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards in destination marketing and management. Learn more and submit an application today!