Special Projects and Features

Explore studies and reports on industry best practices and trends by the Destinations International team.

DestinationFirst Business Models Study

Created by TEAM Tourism Consulting, an international team of 40 destination consultants, the Foundation-funded report will create a knowledge bank of destination organization structures and models across the globe. This research will be used as the foundation for the soon-to-be-released DestinationFIRST tool. 
Release date: July 11 

Weaponization of Travel Study

This new research study conducted by APCO is a joint effort by the Foundation and the PCMA Foundation. It explores whether travel boycotts and bans work to effect political change, what the long-term damage to a destination's brand is and what the life cycle of a boycott is.

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DestinationNEXT Futures Study

Since launching the groundbreaking DNEXT initiative in 2014, the Foundation-funded report has been shared with industry leaders around the world, and more than 300 destinations from 18 counties have utilized DNEXT to strategically assess their destinations. In 2017, Destinations International will be updating the report with information from over 400 destination organization experts representing 50 countries covering every continent. This new report will identify the trends and opportunities that will shape the future of destination marketing and management.
Release Date: Mid-July