Professional in Destination Management (PDM) Certificate

Redesigned and presented in partnership with George Washington University

PDM Online Course: April 30 - May 7, 2018
Join us for Destination Organization Operations: Technology and Human Resources online course to learn the role of technology and how to incorporate it into the destination organization's strategic planning and quality control processes, as well as manage its continual process improvement.

Upon successful completion of the required seven courses, students will receive a Professional in Destination Management Certificate from The George Washington University School of Business and Destinations International. 

Online and Face-to-Face Learning

The comprehensive educational program includes seven core courses – three conducted in a classroom setting and four available online – and is available to individuals interested in the travel and tourism industry.  

The core content areas include:

In Person

  • The fundamentals of destination organizations (Online offering also available) | Next course: July 10, 2018-Anehaim, CA
  • Fundamentals of Sales | Next course: February 12, 2018-Washington, DC


  • Destination development and management | Next course: TBD
  • Governance and finance | Next course: TBD
  • Destination organization operations | Next course: April 30 - May 7, 2018
  • Membership and communications | Next course: June 4 - 11, 2018
  • Marketing and research | Next course: May 14 - 20, 2018

See all course descriptions.

Course Fees

In Person

Member: US$ 595 per course
Non-member: US$ 695 per course


Member: US$ 495 per course
Non-member: US$ 695 per course