2018 Spirit of Hospitality

You're invited to attend...


Join the Destinations International Foundation for a night of inspiration where leaders come together to celebrate the power of destinations and travel. 

Bringing together tourism industry leaders, the Spirit of Hospitality is a celebration of excellence and raises funds for the Destinations International Foundation to support education, research, advocacy and leadership development initiatives to empower destinations and the global travel industry.
 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018
Doors open at 7:00 PM

National Geographic Washington D.C. Headquarters
Washington, D.C. USA
 

Contributions to the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration and the Destinations International Foundation directly supports the following important initiatives:

The Foundation invests in building industry knowledge by funding educational programming and scholarship opportunities for destination professionals throughout the year.
The Foundation is one of the largest funders of research and studies to develop a better understanding of industry standards, trends and opportunities, as well as forecasting future threats.
The Foundation works diligently to empower destination organizations with facts, best practices and tools to mitigate current threats, and get ahead of future issues on the horizon.
Through programs like 30 Under 30 and the Apprenticeship Program, the Foundation is working to develop future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives.
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SPIRIT OF HOSPITALITY AWARD HONOREE

This year, we are ecstatic to honor National Geographic Traveler, recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Hospitality Award, the highest recognition presented annually to individuals and organizations that show exceptional dedication and commitment to the travel and tourism industry. 

Backed by a powerful heritage of more than a century of exploration, global experts, and signature photography, National Geographic Traveler magazine is the gold standard of destination inspiration. With a readership of 9.6 million, National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine. Through powerful storytelling and photography, each issue inspires curious readers with stories that show the transformative power of travel. 
 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

If you're unable to attend, we invite you to lend your support through a direct contribution to the Destinations International Foundation.

PREMIER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

If you wish to support the event or the Destinations International Foundation in a greater capacity, sponsorships with packaged admissions are available. Click through to purchase or contact us for more information.

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EVENT SUPPORT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

US$ 6,000
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SPONSORS

Tempest

  

Asheville

Great Lakes Bay

Greater Ft. Lauderdale

Los Angeles

Monterey

NYC & Co.

Salt Lake

Visit PIttsburgh

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
 

Destinations International
FOUNDATION
The Destinations International Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destination marketers globally by providing education, research, advocacy and leadership development.