Advocacy in 2023 Review
Today’s podcast episode is our final one for 2023 and a reflection of our advocacy committee for Destinations International. Destinations International is made up of a tapestry of volunteer committees and task forces that help guide and initiate much of the output and direction the association takes year after year. Committee members constitute a myriad of different organizations across the members of Destinations International and volunteer their time in a number of different ways.
The Advocacy Committee is comprised of over 65 individuals across destinations and suppliers who meet every two weeks to discuss the latest issues or opportunities we might have in our sector. We are a lively bunch as each conversation is intended for everyone to share their opinion and also collaborate on ideas amongst ourselves.
In the past year, we have looked at topics including being under attack for woke topics and ESG, overtourism, TikTok bans, short-term rentals and more.
Today, I’m happy to bring on our two co-chairs of the 2023 advocacy committee to hear their thoughts on the past year and dissect a bit of their favorite moments and topics that we’ve covered. Please welcome to the show Kurt Krause of Visit Norfolk and Gary Sanchez of Visit Dallas.
About the Architects of Destination Advocacy
The Architects of Destination Advocacy Podcast is a part of the Destination Marketing Podcast Network. It is hosted by Andreas Weissenborn and Jack Johnson and produced by the team at Relic.