Biweekly Member Update: November 7, 2018

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

"Being a member of Destinations International means I know everyone and everything I need to know to have sustainable success for my destination."

- Leonard Hoops, President & CEO, Visit Indy

Click on the video to hear what membership with Destinations International means to Leonard Hoops.

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COMMUNITY 

Join Us for Upcoming Member Webinars

Exhibitor Registration Now Open for Destination Showcase

Check out the Destination Showcase video!

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. This dynamic show offers Destinations International members the opportunity to connect with the nation's top planners in one location.

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 

Support the Redesignation of Ocmulgee National Monument

Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2003 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, and in December 2016, Ocmulgee was designated a National Treasure. Today, we need your help to protect this sacred place. The Southeast Tourism Society has reached out to ask our members to sign the petition to support legislation which seeks to protect and showcase the unique story of Georgia’s Native people.


EDUCATION 

LGBTQ Tourism Forum

December 2-4, 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This year, Destinations International is partnering with Community Marketing and Insights (CMI) and IGLTA for the LGBTQ Summit. In its 19th year, this summit brings together leading industry professionals to share insights about the LGBTQ Market.

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.