Membership Update: January 17, 2018


March 4-6, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Explore destination marketing like never before through off-site incubator sessions with some of the most well-respected luminaries in their fields. The programming is designed for professionals in leadership positions within the marketing department of their organizations including chief marketing officers, vice presidents and directors. Register Now > 


Support the Destinations International Foundation at the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration

February 12, 2018, National Geographic's Washington D.C. Headquarters

Join the Destinations International Foundation for a night of inspiration where leaders come together to celebrate the power of destinations and travel. We are ecstatic to honor National Geographic Traveler, the recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Hospitality Award, the highest recognition presented annually to individuals and organizations that show exceptional dedication and commitment to the travel and tourism industry. Purchase Tickets > 

Connect with Top Planners at Destination Showcase 

February 13, Washington, D.C.

This dynamic one-day event offers Destination International members the opportunity to connect with top planners in one location. Both planners and exhibitors will have the opportunity to fully participate in all activities including: a keynote featuring culinary innovator, José Andrés, a networking exchange luncheon, an education session by PCMA, interactive learning labs, hands-on demonstrations and a closing reception. Exhibit Now > 

Join the Converations on the Member Forum

From topics like cell phone policies to in house blog writers, your industry peers are engaging, connecting and learning from each other on the Member Forum. Log in today and keep up with what the industry is talking about. Log In > 

Blog Post: Marketing Your Destination's Uniqueness

Nuances make all the difference when marketing your destination’s uniqueness. You know this when you’re immersed in a destination, but how do you convey these distinctions to someone who is considering visiting your city? Our latest blog post, authored by our friends at Simpleview, helps outline how to show off your destination. Read More > 


Policy Brief: Advocacy in the Face of Ideology

While destination organizations consistently prove the social and economic benefits of tourism, the battle for funding continues unabated. While politicians are beginning to understand the economic impact of tourism in communities, it’s the need for a destination organization that they continue to struggle with. Learn more about combatting ideology and activating constituents to support destination promotion with this policy brief underwritten in part by the Destinations International Foundation. Download the Policy Brief > 


Register Now for Learning Week

February 9-13, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Spring Learning Week offers professionals of every career level the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the travel and tourism industry. Courses include: CDME (2 Core Courses, 2 Electives), PDM: Fundamentals of Sales and Sales Academy. Learn More > 

Registration Now Open for CEO Summit 

April 23-26, 2018, Southampton, Bermuda 

Join over 140 destination organization CEOs, C-suite and executive-level staff to learn from global leaders addressing high-level topics such as: overtourism, destination guardianship, crisis response, office culture of the future and the weaponization of travel. Register Now > 


Results Now Available for 2017 Organizational and Financial Profile

The new platform allows Destinations International members to view and analyze destination organization structures, practices, trends and developments in key areas of interest for the industry. Take advantage of this unique and invaluable resource to assist in guiding the development, strategies and management of your destination organization. Learn More > 


Overnight Room Demand Analyzer Demonstration and Training 

Gone are the days of exclusively relying on contracted room black data. The Overnight Room Demand Analyzer (ORDA) evaluates attendee postal code data to more accurately estimate the actual number of rooms used by an event. Explore the newest feature of the MINT+ database in a live demonstration today. Learn More > 

Book your 2018 DNEXT Workshop

DestinationNEXT is the industry standard for strategic planning, and has been implemented by destination organizations around the globe to develop strategic plans, business plans and tourism master plans. Book your 2018 workshop today! Book Now >