Biweekly Member Update - October 24, 2018

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER

Destinations International is a community of over 5,000 professionals from nearly 600 destinations around the world. We represent a powerful, forward-thinking, collaborative association by exchanging bold ideas, connecting innovative people and elevating tourism to its highest potential.

Click on the video to hear what membership with Destinations International means to Fred Dixon, President & CEO of NYC & Company.


COMMUNITY 

Join Us for Upcoming Member Webinars

Exhibitor Registration Now Open for Destination Showcase

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!

Recent topics include:


ADVOCACY 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Advocacy Summit

November 7-9, 2018, Philadelphia, PA

Whether fighting for your funding, defending your destination against the weaponization of travel, or lighting the way through dark money politics, this event will help you become a more effective advocate for your destination organization.


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.

Will We See You at Fall Learning Week?

November 11-17, 2018, Seattle, WA

Several learning opportunities will be available including:

Register for the Finance, Operations and Technology Summit 

October 28-31, 2018, Cleveland, OH

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership in finance, administration, operations and technology. 

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: Private Data Co-Ops, The Next Level in Secure Traveler Insights

Darren Dunn, SVP, Travel and Tourism, ADARA shares insights on Private Data Co-ops on our blog. 

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 New User Orientation 

New to the Event Impact Calculator? Sign up for one of our new user orientations and join fellow new users for a brief orientation on vocabulary, event parameters, how to run and save calculations, and export reports.