Biweekly Member Update: May 9, 2018

NETWORK WITH PEERS AND LEARN FROM THOUGHT LEADERS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY AT THE 2018 ANNUAL CONVENTION 

With over 50 educational sessions, health and wellness events, unforgettable receptions and networking, the 2018 Annual Convention is the premier event for destination marketing and management professionals. Join us July 10-13 in Anaheim, CA.

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Community

Member Benefit Highlight: Sharing Knowledge and Gaining Power

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, you have access to numerous resources and benefits. 

Nominations Open Through May 18 for Hall of Fame and Destination Organization Leadership Award 

Any member organization or partner is eligible to nominate and can submit for consideration. Nomination forms for both awards must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 18, 2018 to Chelsea Welter at [email protected].

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have changed the future of destination marketing for the better, made significant contributions to the advancement of the industry and shaped travel marketing. You may download the nomination form here.

Destination Organization Leadership Award 

This annual award is amongst the Association's most prestigious honors, recognizing those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the destination marketing industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve. You may download the form here.


Advocacy

Blog Post: Destination Management Needs to Become Your Day Job 

For years, our industry has talked at length about the need for destination organizations to shift their mandate from destination marketing to destination marketing and management. This is no simple task and requires the development of plans focused not only on strategy, but also on structure. 

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

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!