Destinations International Announces Toronto as the 2022 Annual Convention Destination


Event to be held in-person.


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Washington, D.C., USA (October 27, 2021) – Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), today announced Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the 2022 Annual Convention destination during its Advocacy Summit in Houston, TX. Registration will open in 2022.

“Every year our association offers educational opportunities for destination organization professionals around the world with an Annual Convention and discipline-focused summits,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “2022 will be the first year we have hosted our Annual Convention in Toronto and we are excited to work with Scott Beck with Destination Toronto and his very talented team to create a convention experience like no other.”

“As North America’s 4th largest city, and the world’s most diverse city, it's fitting that Toronto, Canada will be welcoming destination professionals from around the globe for Destinations International’s 2022 Annual Convention,” said Scott Beck, president and CEO, Destination Toronto. “The global pandemic has shown to the world the impact visitors have in every destination around the globe. There has never been a more critical time to come together as an industry, share ideas and engage in conversations about the important work we do for our communities. We can’t wait to welcome Destinations International to Toronto!”

“We are thrilled to bring together the greatest minds in the travel and tourism industry throughout 2022 to engage, connect and learn from one another through the Annual Convention,” said Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and Destinations International board chair. “The impact of our industry has never been more important and through educational opportunities like the Annual Convention, Destinations International will be able to equip its members with the tools needed to continue to recover from the challenges brought on as a result of the global pandemic.”

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