Membership Update: January 3, 2018

Feb. 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. The following courses will be offered:

PDM Fundamentals: For those new to CVB sales with less than three years of experience, PDM's Fundamentals of Sales will teach professionals what they need to know to start selling. Register now. 

Sales Academy: For those with 3-5+ years of experience and seasoned professionals, Sales Academy teaches advanced skills for a successful career in sales. Register now. 

CDME (2 Courses, 2 Electives): For senior executives looking to advance their career and expertise through a blend of theoretical practice, real time experience and application of knowledge. The CDME program focuses on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies. Register now.

COMMUNITY

Support the Destinations International Foundation at the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration

February 12, 2018

Join the Destinations International Foundation for a night of inspiration where leaders come together to celebrate the power of destinations and travel. Purchase Tickets >

Maximize Opportunities for Meaningful Connections with Planners at Destination Showcase 

February 13, Washington, D.C.

This dynamic one-day event offers Destination International members the opportunity to connect with top meeting planners in one location. Exhibit Now >

Join the Destinations International Team During PCMA for a Member Town Hall

January 9, 2-3 PM

We know there are many questions regarding our mid-year membership dues adjustment, as well as our 2018 new membership dues structure. We have heard from many of our members that they support these changes, however we would like the opportunity to provide more information. By getting the team in front of you, we hope to answer all of your questions or concerns about these updates and changes as we right-size the organization.

To RSVP, please email [email protected] 

ADVOCACY

Sanctuary Cities: Why Destination Organizations Must Pay Attention

Legislation on sanctuary cities has the potential to negatively impact our industry. More and more, travel is being used as a political weapon by advocacy groups, politicians and others on both sides of the political divide. Issues such as sanctuary cities, which are very polarizing in the current political environment, are the ones most likely to cause concern for our industry. Learn more in a threat analysis underwritten in part by the Destinations International Foundation. Download the Analysis > 

EDUCATION

Registration Now Open for CMO Summit

March 4-6, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Designed for professionals in leadership positions within the marketing department of their organizations, including Chief Marketing Officers, VPs and Directors, the CMO Summit will focus on highlighting true success stories in dynamic, hands-on sessions in one of the hottest renaissance cities in the U.S. today. Register Now >

Save the Date for Upcoming Events in 2018 

Join us for an exciting series of professional development, education and peer exchange. Learn More > 

RESEARCH

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 > 

DESTINATION TOOLS

Book your 2018 DNEXT Workshop

It’s time to begin working on your strategic plans for 2018 and beyond. DestinationNEXT is now 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 >