Biweekly Member Update: September 26, 2018

HEAR WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL 

"There are so many opportunities to learn about what other destinations are doing and how we can elevate our own ... There is always something to take in." - Barry Draper, Partner Relations Manager at the DuPage County CVB.

Click here to see what others in the industry are saying about their membership with Destinations International.


COMMUNITY 

Natural Disasters: How You Can Help 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we have developed a list of ways we can help those in need of support. We will continue to update the page with additional information as we receive it.

See What Your Peers are Saying on the Member Forum

Find, engage and learn from other destination organization professionals in the Member Forum. Learn more about the Member Forum during a short upcoming webinar on Friday, Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. EDT. Click here to register

Take a look at some recent member discussions:

Blog Post: Join and Then What? 

The Membership Engagement team has determined it essentially takes three things to safeguard the investment you make each year in Destinations International. 

Join Us for Upcoming Member Webinars 

Our upcoming webinars are the perfect way to learn more about your membership benefits. You may find a full list of webinars here


ADVOCACY 

Blog Post: Always Prepared: Crisis Response Requires Critical Analysis and Planning 

Today’s destination marketing reality dictates that the next crisis is always around the corner. Visit California's Ryan Becker recently shared the organization's Crisis Evaluation Matrix and wrote a detailed blog post about crisis response.


EDUCATION 

Register for the Membership Summit 

October 22-25, 2018, Greater Palm Springs, CA

Join membership peers to discuss the changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact and recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition.

Register for Fall Learning Week

November 11-17, 2018, Seattle, WA

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. 

Register for Convention Sales & Services Summit

December 8-10, 2018, New Orleans, LA

This summit has been renamed, reimagined and redesigned from the ground up. With two days of learning, Destinations International will now offer a full summit agenda focused on strategic sales and services for CVB executives. 

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events  

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

Destination Showcase: February 13, 2019, Washington, D.C.

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


RESEARCH 

Register for the Advocacy Summit 

This year's Advocacy Summit will include a full release of the latest Weaponization of Travel research, in addition to two toolkits designed for meeting and event planners and destination leaders.


DESTINATION TOOLS 

Join us for a Look into the EIC Demo

Thursday, October 4, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EDT

Not yet a subscriber of the Event Impact Calculator? Sit in on a live demonstration as we walk you through how the calculator tailors economic impact analysis of different event types to each unique destination.