Professional in Destination Management
CDME class

The Professional in Destination Management (PDM) certificate program provides destination organization professionals with cutting-edge education, offering entry to mid-level management the skills and knowledge critical to the travel and tourism industry. There are seven required courses taught through both in-person and self-paced, online delivery. Upon successful completion of the required seven courses, students will receive a certificate from Destinations International.

In-Person Learning

Two of the seven courses are offered in-person during Destinations International’s Spring Learning Week (typically February) and Summer Learning Week (in conjunction with our Annual Convention). We encourage you to register early as space is limited.

  • Fundamentals of Destination Organizations
  • Fundamentals of Sales

Online Learning

More details about online courses will be announced in 2020.

  • Destination Marketing and Research
  • Destination Development and Management
  • Governance and Finance
  • Destination Organization Operations: Technology and Human Resources
  • Membership & Communications