Tourism Lexicon

Words matter in politics, and they need to be chosen carefully to carry an emotional connection to people’s values and the values of our industry

Destinations International has made the case that relying merely on ROI numbers to defend the value and relevancy of a destination organization was no longer a viable advocacy strategy. Instead, we argued, destination organizations need to support the message of ROI in terms of dollars and cents with an emotional and value-based appeal to convince political leaders and community stakeholders that without a destination organization, these returns will inevitably vanish.

Read the Policy Brief

Learn about how destinations can use language to frame the conversation about how destination organizations are a critical community benefit.

Policy Brief

International Lexicons

Our advocacy team has developed different versions of the lexicon based on analysis of local political and media databases.