Spirit of Hospitality Celebration
Spirit of Hospitality 2018 Awards

Save the Date: February 4, 2020

The Destinations International Foundation is grateful for your particiption in 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 was a celebration of excellence and raised funds for the Destinations International Foundation.

We appreciate all of your contributions big and small and look forward to the work ahead to empower destinations and the global travel industry in the following 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.

2019 Honoree: Samantha Brown

Samantha Brown Headshot

Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown has been hosting TV travel programs for 18 years. During her time at Travel Channel she created 10 original international and domestic travel series generating over 170 hours of television.

Samantha's new travel series, Samantha Brown's Places to Love premiered on PBS in January 2018. In Places to Love, Samantha features the destinations, experiences and most importantly the people that make us, the traveler, feel like we belong to a place.

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