Strategic Partners

Destinations International’s Strategic Partners are an elite group of businesses that make significant contributions to our Association each year. In return, they receive top-level benefits.

This partnership level requires significant involvement and commitment to the Association.

  • Each partnership package is customized to meet the objectives of the Partner and Destinations International. 
  • There are no restrictions on the number of companies allowed from any one business category.


Receive professional membership status for ten (10) staff for the period of this partnership:

Thought Leadership

  • Access to member-only resources including searchable Membership Directory, etc.
  • Opportunity to contribute custom content to Destinations International’s curated knowledge base featured on the landing page of on a mutually agreed upon schedule. Content should be consistent with Destinations International’s professional resource needs and partner’s area of expertise. 
  • One (1) permanent seat on the Partner Advisory Council for the duration of the partnership.
  • Exclusive opportunity to acquire Destinations International’s PDM certification, Certified Destination Marketing Executive certification (CDME) or Fellow Certified Destination Marketing Executive certification (FCDME).
  • Exploration in the co-development of white papers, research projects and blog content.


  • Support and recognition as one of Destinations International’s strategic partners.
  • Inclusion in one (1) press release distributed through industry channels announcing the Partnership at the commencement of the commitment period.
  • Recognition as Destinations International’s highest level partner on the website homepage.
  • Integrated multi-channel visibility with recognition throughout print and digital assets – including Destinations International website, digital distribution channels and social media.
  • Logo, listing and link as a Destinations International’s partner on
  • Inclusion in Destinations International Annual Report recognized at the Strategic level of partnership.
  • Recognition as a year-round partner at Annual Convention through digital and print assets pre, during and post-convention through multiple channels such as website, mobile app, attendee communications, onsite signage, etc.


  • Participation at key networking events including Destinations International’s Annual Convention and the Destinations International Foundation Spirit of Hospitality Celebration (*see below for full benefits).
  • Elite access to engage with destination marketing professionals.
  • All access research pass for two (2) designated staff which includes Destinations International research reports (some restrictions apply).
  • Complimentary membership mailing list (directory) in Excel format, upon request up to two (2) times per year.
  • Access to Destinations International’s on-demand searchable membership directory.
  • Receive Association updates and e-newsletters.

Custom Benefits

Destinations International will work with a partner to activate unique opportunities based on a partner’s specific goals to achieve greater access, exposure and thought leadership. 

Event Participation and Recognition

  • Special recognition at Destinations International Foundation Spirit of Hospitality Celebration:
    • Four (4) tickets
    • Reserved priority seating
  • Annual Convention Participation:
    • One (1) exhibit booth in prime partner section of Business Exchange
    • Four (4) full convention badges
    • Publicity and promotion – listing as year-round Partner in all Destinations International Annual Convention promotional materials 
    • Co-branded general and partner acknowledgement throughout Annual Convention, attended by 1500+ delegates

Interested in Partnership?

Get in touch with us about sponsorships and partnerships with Destinations International. Contact Nina Winston with our partnership team at or +1.202.835.4205.