Membership Update: September 27, 2017

Puerto Rico Updates

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company is keeping travelers updated with the "Tourism Now" webpage which is informing visitors with the most up-to-date information about travel to Puerto Rico. Read the Latest Update > 

COMMUNITY 

Natural Disaster Victims: How You Can Help

We are continuing to update our website with ways to lend support to fellow destinations affected by the catastrophic flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. Support Now > 

Happy World Tourism Day!

This year's World Tourism Day focuses on Sustainable Tourism for Development. Our latest blog post takes a deep dive into the topic. Read the Post > 

ADVOCACY 

Learn the Latest Threats and Trends in the Tourism Industry at the Advocacy Summit, October 25-26, 2017, Baltimore, MD
 

Whether fighting for funding or defending against the weaponization of travel, this event will enable you to be an effective advocate for your destination organization. Register > 

Marketing Outlook Forum Offering Discount to Advocacy Summit Attendees

The Travel and Tourism Research Association's (ttra) Marketing Outlook Forum is being held before the Advocacy Summit on October 23 - 25. A US$ 200 discount is being offered to all Advocacy Summit attendees. Use code 2017MOFDI at checkout. Learn More > 

EDUCATION 

Application Deadline Approaching for Immersion Institute, December 10-15, Havana, Cuba

Gain theoretical and practical insight into urban tourism development in Cuba to help better your destination. The application deadline is Saturday, September 30, 2017. Apply Now > 

Register for the CEO Session: Media Training Master Class, December 4, 2017, Savannah, GA

Learn how to manage the media with confidence, communicate their message strategically and develop simple, concise and unique messages that will work for any media outlet. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. Register Now > 

Annual Convention 2018 Call for Speakers 

Do you have experience and expertise that could benefit your colleagues? Submit your speaker proposal for this year’s Annual Convention, which takes place July 10-13, 2018 in Anaheim, CA. Submit a Proposal > 

Register for the Finance, Operations and Technology Summit, October 16-19, 2017, Orlando, FL

Share ideas and solutions and explore what's on the horizon for keeping your organization moving forward. Register > 

RESEARCH 

Blog: Key Takeaways from the DestinationNEXT Futures Study

Learn about the new trends and strategies impacting our industry. Read More > 

Submit Your Data for the 2017 Organization and Financial Profile

The deadline to contribute your data to the 2017 Organization and Financial Profile is this Friday, September 29. Complete at least 50 percent of the survey and get the results (a US$ 1,500 value) for free. Submit Your Data > 

DESTINATION TOOLS 

Increase your Credibility Among Stakeholders with a DMAP Accreditation

Give your destination organization the visible industry distinction that defines quality and performance standards with the DMAP Accreditation. Applications are due Friday, September 29. Read More > 

Canadian Event Impact Calculator to Debut November 1

The industry standard for estimating the economic influence of meetings and events for Canada will go live soon. Sign up by September 30 to access the tool in November. Learn More >