Biweekly Member Update: November 21, 2018

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

"To be part of Destinations International is an amazing opportunity to be surrounded by our peers and industry leaders and learn from the best - it is a remarkable experience." - Mike Waterman, President and CEO of Visit Houston

Click on the video to hear what membership with Destinations International means to Mike Waterman. 


COMMUNITY 

Blog Post: Three Ways to Make Your Destinations International Membership Team and Benefits Work for You

Kate Skidmore, on our Membership Engagement Team, shares three ways to engage and learn more about your membership.

Join Us for Upcoming Member Webinars

Have you Registered for Destination Showcase?

February 13, 2019: Washington, D.C.

Now in its 31st year, Destination Showcase is North America's only one-day event that connects meeting planners with CVBs so they can better understand how CVBs are the key to making meetings and events successful. Attendees will also have the chance to see our keynote speaker, Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer, Leslie Odom Jr.

See What Your Peers are Saying in the Member Forum

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

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ADVOCACY 

Overtourism Update: Lessons from Europe

Overtourism and its related effects continues to rattle the travel and tourism industry, causing uncertainties and potential tensions amongst destination stakeholders, visitors, and residents.  While most of the U.S. have been relatively spared from the "Barcelona syndrome" until now, it must however face anticipated risks from overtourism and associated sustainability issues.


EDUCATION 

Submit Your Presentation Proposal for the 2019 Annual Convention

Proposal Submissions are Due by January 7, 2019

If you can help deliver outstanding educational sessions at the Destinations International Annual Convention, we would love to hear from you!

Register for the Convention Sales and Services Summit

December 8-10, 2018, New Orleans, LA

Need higher level convention sales and services learning? This summit was created for you. The summit has been renamed, reimagined and redesigned from the ground up. Destinations International will now offer a full summit offering focused on strategic sales and services for CVB executives. 

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events 

Spirit of Hospitality: February 12, 2019, Washington, D.C.

CEO Summit, April 15-18, 2019, Asheville, NC


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 

Event Impact Calculator Best Practices Session

Wednesday, November 28, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT

Current users of the Event Impact Calculator are invited to sign up to ask questions, discuss practices and share recommendations with other fellow users at dedicated user group session below.