Partner Directory

Destinations International is proud to recognize and thank its leading partners who work with us throughout the year.

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Brand USA is the destination marketing organization for the United States whose mission is to fuel the U.S. economy by increasing international visitation. Our award-winning multi-platform storytelling approach showcases the wide variety of destinations and experiences available to global travelers.

According to studies by Oxford Economics, Brand USA's marketing initiatives have helped welcome 6.6 million incremental visitors to the USA since its inception, generated more than $47.7 billion in total economic impact and, on average, supports nearly 52,000 incremental jobs per year.
Miles Partnership markets destinations and hospitality businesses by working with state tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, hotels and other organizations in the tourism industry to create forward-thinking digital and print content marketing solutions.
Simpleview is a worldwide leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for destination marketing organizations (DMOs). The company employs staff across the globe, working with travel, tourism, and convention marketing customers on six continents. Simpleview works with clients of all sizes, including small towns, world capitals, top meeting destinations, and countries around the globe, like Malaysia, Norway, and Scotland. For more information, visit or follow us at, @simpleview on Twitter, or Simpleview on LinkedIn.


Arrivalist is a visitation intelligence company that empowers marketers with a powerful, new set of measurements to evaluate the value of consumers. Our technology analyzes the changing locations of devices to measure how consumers interact with locations and how media attracts visitors.
What Connect does goes beyond producing conferences and shows. It’s about connecting people involved in travel, destination management, hospitality and events—listening, learning what they need to accomplish their goals, and building content, education, resources and relationships around it. It’s about valuing our clients and their customers—knowing their names, interests, business, values and goals.
We specialize in developing meetings marketing solutions for destinations using our 75 combined years of destination and hotel sales and marketing experience. Using digital marketing integrated with the sales team's efforts, we reach meeting planners at each stage in the decision-making process.
Expedia Group Media Solutions is dedicated to building innovative media partnerships for travel advertisers enabling them to leverage Expedia Group's network of leading travel brands and global sites. With a growing product portfolio of advertising and sponsorship opportunities, Expedia Group Media Solutions has revolutionized the way brands reach and connect with online travel consumers.
Fired Up! Culture is focused on elevating Destination Organizations through strengthened culture, leadership development and building high-performance teams. We use proven, innovative tools and data-driven solutions to help organizations understand how to inspire their team members, foster a culture of excellence, and experience business breakthroughs like never before.
IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America were born out of a passion to serve the highest and best interests of the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry. Our shows are not just business showcases. They're platforms for debate, trend-watching, education, networking, advocacy and rising talent. And they're a lot of fun!
JLL's Tourism & Destination Advisory practice specializes in representing the destination organization and adding value to the public sector's investment in this important sector of the global economy. We have delivered customized solutions for more than 100 destinations, cities, regions, states and countries - partnering to attract visitors, convention delegates, improve the overall tourism landscape and ultimately make our clients' destinations more competitive.
Longwoods International is a leading travel and tourism research company with offices across North America. It conducts Longwoods Travel USA, the largest ongoing survey of American travelers, as well as image, advertising effectiveness, advertising return on investment, "Halo Effect" and other custom research in 12 countries around the globe.
MMGY Global is the world's largest integrated marketing company specializing in the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, we offer services across all marketing channels in multiple markets throughout the world. Today, we represent five brands with one goal: to inspire people to go places.
SearchWide Global is a full service executive search firm primarily for companies in the travel, tourism, hospitality, convention, trade association, venue management and experiential marketing industries. Specializing in C-Level and Director level executive searches for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized public and private companies and associations.
STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 16 countries with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and an international headquarters in London, England.
Tempest is an award-winning, fiercely independent travel marketing agency and CRM provider delivering a seamless integration of products, creative solutions, and world-class client service with integrity and transparency. We move people to embrace travel through meaningful brand experiences and provide measurable client success.
Reaching 60% of all online global travel intenders, TripAdvisor combines strategic solutions, top tier performance, and unequaled data intelligence making us a comprehensive partner for destinations. TripAdvisor connects brands with the right audiences both on-site and, through TripAdvisor Everywhere, across the web.
Creators of the world's only Destination Operating System, we combine art and science to uncover intelligence and insights to steward and elevate the visitor economy of global communities.


Bandwango DXE is the groundbreaking destination marketing and commerce platform that redefines the relationship between people and places. Destinations are using DXE to curate experiences for customers and drive measurable economic impact to vendors and partners throughout their region. Experience-based passports are the future of digitally forward travel. With Bandwango, that future is now.
We are a virtual CFO practice specializing in customized financial assessments, strategic solutions and tools, trusted financial systems, and turnkey accounting services. More importantly, our practice focuses on destination organizations - so we understand not only your unique needs and challenges, but the threats to our industry.
Clarity of Place was built in response to the industry's need for a system to guide and measure the destination's role in contributing to community value and enhancing quality of place. We help destinations navigate threats and opportunities that impact their ability to attract visitors and attain their long-term strategic goals.
CLIA is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. On behalf of its members, affiliates, and partners, the organization supports policies and practices that foster a secure, healthy, and sustainable cruise ship environment, promoting positive travel experiences for the more than 30 million passengers who have cruised annually.
Cvent is the global meeting, event and travel technology leader. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for event registration and management, venue selection, mobile apps, email marketing and surveys. Cvent provides hoteliers with an integrated platform, enabling properties to increase group business demand through advertising and improve conversion through proprietary demand management and business intelligence solutions. Cvent solutions optimize the entire event management lifecycle and enable clients globally to manage their meetings and events.
Madden is a full-service destination marketing agency which uses innovative, technology-driven marketing strategies to provide solutions for our partners. Our team impacts the growth of communities by creating personalized, immersive campaigns that connect people to places.
NEXTFactor Enterprises Inc. is a consulting company in the tourism and transportation industry that provides strategic planning and marketing services. In 2014 NEXTFactor led a ground-breaking initiative on behalf of Destinations International called DestinationNEXT. Since that time, NEXTFactor has worked with more than 350 destinations from 18 countries who have used DNEXT to strategically assess their destinations.
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B content and marketing solutions company serving all sectors of the business events market. We help meeting, sports and incentive professionals learn, plan and connect with destinations, hotels, venues and other travel suppliers that can best serve their business needs.

Corporate Partners

ADARA empowers the world's leading travel brands to grow the industry together. Built on the world's richest travel data co-op, ADARA offers people-based insights for travel companies. Clients get a value-based understanding of their relationship with their customers, with travel patterns, trends and behavior from more than 750 million monthly unique traveler profiles across more than 190 of the world's top travel brands.
Barkley is an independent strategy, design and creative idea company that builds potent modern brands, inside and out. We believe the only brands to survive will be the ones that evolve at the rate of the consumer. In the last decade, Barkley has become one of the preeminent experts on the Modern Consumer. We're committed to knowing the modern consumer better than anyone else and building brands to meet and lead them. We do this through our three idea centers - strategy, design, and activation.
Carvertise empowers marketers to weave their message into the social fabric of the communities that are most important to their brand. With hundreds of campaigns launched across the nation for some of the largest companies in America, Carvertise has created a new impactful media channel that has proven to inspire and move audiences through powerful, targeted impressions.
Put most simply, our process focuses on identifying the right channels to connect with your target audiences — and in a way that inspires, educates and drives action. But who are those audiences, and what information are they looking for? And where are they going to find it? That’s all key to our discovery process, during which we collaborate with your team to identify your consumers and how to reach them with relevant, engaging information.
Civitas specializes in developing long term funding strategies for destination marketing organizations. Civitas is the nation's leading firm in Tourism Improvement Districts. The Civitas team has helped form an unparalleled 89 local districts throughout the United States and has helped several states investigate the possibility of establishing statewide funding.
CrowdRiff is an AI-powered visual marketing platform purpose-built for marketing teams at travel and tourism brands. Using CrowdRiff, marketers can discover, collaborate on and deliver top-performing visuals across every marketing channel. We are proud to work with over 400 destinations globally including Visit Colorado, Visit Pittsburgh and Destination British Columbia.
As the leader in marketing places for 60 years, DCI is a highly specialized firm with dual expertise in economic development and tourism marketing. Our team of creative placemakers will design campaigns that attract more visitors, more business, and more talent to your destination.
Destination Analysts is a team of highly experienced tourism researchers which has helped more than 160 destinations with eye-opening, actionable marketing intelligence to measure and evolve the effectiveness of their strategies - from visitor and new audience profiles, to deep insights into the destination brand, to the economic impact of advertising campaigns, websites and other marketing assets.
For over 18 years, Envisionit's team of digital experts has been delivering innovation and results living at the intersection of creative, media, and technology. With the launch of Destination ENV, we have designed a team focused on inspiring visitors to imagine what your destination makes possible. It's in our nature to help brands cultivate the right audience relationships. The ones that make them a part of something great and to address the unique challenges CVBs face today. Whether it's an engaging campaign, website, or media program, ultimately, it is out mission to make your destination their destination.
DMOproz is committed to elevating the impact and appreciation of Destination Marketing & Management Organizations (DMOs) across the Americas, and has been for over 25 years. We empower DMO professionals and their Boards to lead their communities into the future through thoughtful and customized strategic planning, assessments, consulting, facilitation and advocacy. Indeed, we wrote the book, Destination Leadership, shining a light on the art of increasing the awareness, appreciation and support of the tourism industry as a vibrant and critical component of a region's economy. As part of that mission, we host the DMOU podcast, interviewing our sector’s best and brightest.
Fuseideas is an innovative marketing company “founded on the belief that technology, media and changing consumer behavior creates challenges that at times can feel insurmountable.” A customer service first organization, Fuseideas helps clients re-evaluate and re-assess their brands in an everchanging world.
As the global leader in meetings procurement, HelmsBriscoe streamlines the meeting planning process by managing the task of researching, contacting, and evaluating venues and destinations for their clients' events. Using their proprietary technology, collective market knowledge, and volume-based purchasing power, HelmsBriscoe works to mitigate risk and increase return on their clients' meetings.
Maritz Global Events is one of the largest, most respected leaders in the meetings and events industry. For decades, we have designed and delivered exceptional face-to-face meetings and events and global experiences for our clients and their guests. In today's global economy, where face-to-face meetings and events are more critical than ever, Maritz Global Events helps you prove the value of your events. We understand that every event is a substantial investment, and we're committed to delivering an equally substantial return.
The NFL is the premier league for American football.
Smart Meetings is the leading meetings industry publisher and voice of inspiration for meeting professionals. We inspire our audience of meeting and event professionals to dream big—and create brilliant experiences that delight attendees, achieve desired results and elevate the impact of the meetings industry. Smart Meetings publishes cutting-edge meetings content in print and digital magazines 12 times per year, hosts world-class networking events, produces CEU-accredited webinars and offers a myriad of digital resources.
Sojern's digital marketing solutions for travel are built on more than a decade of expertise analyzing the complete traveler path to purchase. The company drives travelers from dream to destination by activating multi-channel branding and performance solutions on the Sojern Traveler Platform for more than 10,000 customers around the world.
We don’t just reach millions of listeners—we help you connect with them in meaningful ways across satellite radio, streaming audio, and podcasting. Discover unmatched audio experiences and unrivaled content on SiriusXM, Pandora, Stitcher, and more.
Tourism Economics is the leading global provider of economic impact studies, policy analysis, market forecasts, and international travel data. Our team of specialized economists works with destinations and corporations around the world to quantify market opportunities, measure performance, and inform public policy decisions.
TrueOmni delivers powerful solutions to help destinations drive rich experiences and gain access to metrics that sharpen their strategic approach.

Industry Partners

Association Forum is dedicated to advancing the professional practice of association management. To our nearly 4,000 members, we are the definitive resource for learning opportunities that address the varied needs of associations professionals and provide an environment that engages the association community and industry partners.
ASAE connects you to a critical marketplace - our 40,000 plus members. ASAE opens doors to the vital association community by engaging destination organizations through digital and print publishing, major conferences and events, and unique Foundation initiatives.
Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is the organization dedicated to strengthening the impact and the understanding of the role that business events play in Australia's economy in both the immediate and long-term timeframes. AACB's 16 members lead the way in this conversation in partnership with local, regional and national stakeholders.
Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events is the leading association for the global exhibition industry. Today IAEE represents over 10,000 individuals in 52 countries who conduct and support exhibitions around the world.
IAVM's 5,800 members include public assembly venue managers and executives from across all venue sectors. IAVM's mission is to educate, advocate for, and inspire public assembly venue professionals worldwide.
The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association was founded in 1983 and is the world's leading network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses. We provide free travel resources and information while continuously working to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ tourism worldwide. IGLTA's members include LGBTQ-friendly accommodations, transport, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media located in over 75 countries.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, netaworking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.
As the non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, Sports ETA is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners. We believe sports tourism and the events that our members own and host have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help sports events and tourism professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of smart, creative, and interesting people: our members.
Founded in 1951, the National Tour Association is the premier organization of packaged travel professionals who serve travelers to, from and within North America. Our 700+ buyer members are tour operators who package travel domestically and around the world as well as travel agents who sell these tours. Our seller members - destinations and tour suppliers - specialize in markets such as student, family, faith, culinary, China inbound and more.
PCMA is the leading global provider of senior-level education and networking for the business events sector. As the world's largest community of Business Events Strategists, we provide a platform for debate and knowledge transfer, market intelligence and resources to make informed business decisions. PCMA endeavors to shape the future of the business events industry by leveraging state-of-tomorrow knowledge to enable organizational success, personal and professional development and economic and social progress.
Few industries are as dynamic or exciting as travel and tourism. Every day, it's being reimagined and remade by tectonic shifts in culture, economics, and technology. As the travel and tourism ecosystem transforms, professionals across the industry and around the world want quality research on which to make informed decisions. The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) is where they find it. For more than 45 years, TTRA has been the industry's go-to for evidence-based, global data and analysis. The association unites the travel and tourism research community - university academics, professional practitioners, and users of research – so they can network, collaborate, and ideate in person and across borders.
Relic is a full-service advertising agency, uniquely structured to service a variety of clients across the country. We have clients from California to North Carolina and everywhere in between. Relic represents a time when advertising agencies were created for a specific purpose: to drive sales. With that purpose in mind, Relic functions as an extension of our clients’ marketing teams, acting as both a strategic and executional partner. Our goal is to free up bandwidth for our clients and allow them to focus on the bigger picture or, at the very least, the parts of their jobs they enjoy most.
USAE is the only weekly community newspaper of associations, CVBs and hotels. Published since 1982, USAE is sent every Monday to paid subscribers in the postal mail as well as via email to over 58,000 in the industry. Additional USAE 'e' information products include USAE-MAIL sent every Tuesday and Thursday and USAE Webinar Calendar sent each Wednesday. Breaking News special editions are published as the news warrants. During non-Covid-19 pandemic times, USAE daily editions are published at all major association industry events including PCMA, ASAE, MPI, and IAEE. Weekly print USAE is distributed at major shows such as IMEX America, Destinations Showcase and Holiday Showcase.
The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing the collective travel industry that generates $2.4 trillion in economic output and supports 15.6 million American jobs. The united voice of the industry, U.S. Travel advocates for policies that support our mission to increase travel to and within the United States.