Membership Update: November 21, 2017

EXHIBIT AT DESTINATION SHOWCASE

February 13, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA

Join us for this dynamic one-day event that offers CVB professionals the opportunity to meet with top planners in one location. Both planners and exhibitors will be able to fully participate in all activities within the networking exchange, concluding with an exciting and lively reception for the final hour of the event. Reserve your booth before the December 1, 2017 advanced registration deadline to receive discounted pricing. Learn More > 

COMMUNITY

Save the Date for the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration

February 12, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA

The Spirit of Hospitality Celebration is a critical fundraiser for the Destinations International Foundation which supports education, research, advocacy and leadership development initiatives to empower destinations and the global travel industry. Tickets will go on sale in late November. Learn More >

Blog: Leveraging Google's Destination Content Landscape to Increase Reach & Relevance as a Destination Organization 

What do destinations stand to gain by proactively developing a strategy to maximize their reach and relevance within Google’s expansive ecosystem? Our latest blog post takes a deep dive into the topic. Read More > 

ADVOCACY

Blog: Why Forward-Thinking Destinations Go Through DMAP

Jack Wert FCDME, Executive Director of the Naples, Macro Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau shares his thoughts on why your destination organization should complete the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). Read More >

Blog: Key Takeaways from the Weaponization of Travel Study

Do travel boycotts and bans actually work to effect political change? Read key takeaways from our Weaponization of Travel Study on our Advocacy Blog. Read More > 

EDUCATION

Join us for Convention Sales and Marketing Summit 

December 13, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Join fellow destination professionals to share ideas and solutions and explore what's on the horizon in destination sales. This year's event includes a Convention Services extension. Read More >

Save the Date for these Upcoming Events 

Spring Learning Week: February 10-13, 2018, Washington, D.C., USA

CMO Summit: March 4-6, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

CEO Summit: April 23-26, 2018, Bermuda

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RESEARCH

Download the Digital Segmentation of Travel Ban Advocates 

In July, the Destinations International Foundation released the Weaponization of Travel Study, which explores whether travel boycotts and bans work to effect political change. The Foundation recently released the Digital Segmentation of Travel Ban Advocates Analysis to better understand the key audience segments who discuss travel bans online. Download the Report > 

DESTINATION TOOLS

Book your 2018 DNEXT Workshop

With 2017 coming to a close, 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! Learn More >

How Much are Events Worth to Your Destination? 

Learn more about the Event Impact Calculator (EIC) and how it quantifies the economic impact of events based on your destination's localized information. Sign up for the last monthly live demonstration in 2017. Learn More >