Membership Update: January 31, 2018


February 12, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Bringing together tourism industry leaders, the Spirit of Hospitality is a celebration of excellence and raises funds for the Destinations International Foundation to support education, research, advocacy and leadership development initiatives. Tickets are still available. Purchase Tickets or Donate > 


Will We See you at Destination Showcase?

February 13, Washington, D.C.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with top meeting planners. 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 > 

Check Out the Conversations Happening 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 > 

Join us at Destination Capitol Hill 

March 21-22, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Join industry colleagues from around the country on Capitol Hill for the travel industry's premier legislative fly-in. Destinations International is a proud sponsor of this U.S. Travel event that brings travel leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C. to educate policymakers about the power of travel. The program combines a legislative day on Capitol Hill with advocacy training, guest speakers and peer-to-peer networking. Learn More > 


Blog Post: Ideology Before ROI 

In our latest blog post, Jim McCaul, our Vice President of Destination Development and Advocacy, argues that in the world of advocacy, our industry needs to more clearly connect our role with economic impact, as data and measurement are not always enough. Read More > 

Policy Brief: Sanctuary Cities: Why Destination Organizations Need to 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. Who is leading these discussions on a state and local levels and what are they talking about? Learn more in a threat analysis underwritten in part by the Destinations International Foundation. Read More > 


CEO Summit

April 23-26, 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. Learn More > 

Explore Destination Marketing Like Never Before at the CMO Summit

March 4-6, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Join fellow marketing leaders and colleagues to discuss the evolving role of destination marketers and how your destination adapts to the dynamic landscape of place-making. 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 > 


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 > 


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 >