Spirit of Hospitality Celebration
Group talking at the 2020 Spirit of Hospitality Celebration

A celebration of excellence and raised funds for the Destinations International Foundation

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

2022 Spirit of Hospitality will be held on Thursday, July 21 during the Annual Convention in Toronto, ON. The event will be held at Stackt Market located at 28 Bathurst St., Toronto. 

The Spirit of Hospitality VIP Reception is a ticketed event that will begin at 6:30PM. Supporting the Destinations International Foundation, start the closing night of Annual Convention with a VIP Reception. Early access includes live entertainment, exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders and the Spirit of Hospitality awardee. Come hungry and thirsty for the VIP Blue Moon Beer Tasting Experience, with the Blue Moon Beer Master. VIP ticket includes admission to the Spirit of Hospitality celebration directly following the VIP Reception.

The Spirit of Hospitality celebration begins at 8:00PM.  Join industry peers for entertainment and live music from the Destinations International House Band, beverages, light bites and networking. Show off your lawn game skills with a variety of competitive and classic games spread out throughout the venue. All proceeds to help raise critical funds for the Destinations International Foundation which supports empowering destinations globally to excel through innovation and resource incubation. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this event! Note: This is a ticketed event.

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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United Airlines is flying high and leading the way on a global scale for a more sustainable, inclusive and customer centric future. Since 2015, the airline has made great strides in its commitment to diversity, vision for sustainability and relentless pursuit of outstanding customer service. These efforts demonstrate leadership, courage and innovation. United strives for excellence and keeps customers’ best interests at the heart of its service. Amid a series of improvements, the airline seeks to deliver a distinctive experience: “Connecting People. Uniting the World.”

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(1) The Spirit of Hospitality Celebration is the industry's premier fundraiser for the Destinations International Foundation. (2) Attendees network at the National Air and Space Museum during the 2020 Spirit of Hospitality Celebration. (3) Representatives from United Airlines accept the 2020 Spirit of Hospitality award. (4) Leaders from the travel and tourism industry pose for a group photo at the 2020 celebration.
Destinations International
The Destinations International Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destination marketers globally by providing education, research, advocacy and leadership development.