Special Projects and Features

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

2018 Compensation and Benefits Study

The Compensation and Benefits Study allows Destinations International members to view and analyze compensation and benefits practices by destination organizations by size, geography, department and position. Access to the study is complimentary for members that have participated in the study. Learn more.

2017 Organization and Financial Profile

The Destinations International Foundation is gathering data for the 2017 Organization and Financial Profile to better understand current organization structures, practices, and trends of fellow destination organizations. Learn more.

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. 

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, the long-term damage to a destination's brand, and the life cycle of a boycott. Learn more.

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. Learn more.


For assistance or more information, please contact Andreas Weissenborn, Senior Director of Research and Advocacy at [email protected].