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9 April 2024

Convention Sales & Services Summit, Washington DC, USA

The Convention Sales & Services Summit is a cross-functional gathering of sales and services professionals dedicated to helping clients plan and execute successful meetings and events. Topics include the impacts of a shifting workforce, technological disruption, the new role of the sales and services team, overcoming destination concerns of safety, political climates and human rights,…

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10 October 2023

Destinations International | EDI Summit, Arkansas, USA

The DI EDI Summit is the first of its kind, dedicated to providing destination organizations and travel industry professionals with ideas and solutions on how to increase economic value by creating spaces that authentically welcome people from all backgrounds and abilities. This interactive summit brings the innovative minds of our industry together to share practical…

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9 October 2023

Destinations International | Business Operations Summit, Arkansas, USA

The Business Operations Summit is a cross-functional gathering of destination organization professionals in finance, human resources, operations and technology. This year’s summit will provide insight on post-pandemic recovery from an organizational perspective, focusing on new ways to think about how destination organizations are organized, staffed and operated.

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16 July 2024

Destinations International Annual Convention 2024, Florida, USA

Annual Convention is the destination organization industry’s premier event to meet your peers and gain cutting-edge knowledge to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. The world of destination marketing and management is now completely different. Destination organization professionals of today must have a renewed focus on solutions to tackle the challenges of showcasing organizational strength and…

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10 October 2023

Washington International Association Forum, Washington DC, USA

Gathering representatives of international and North American Associations, Non-Profits, Federations, Societies and NGOs, WIAF aims at establishing an international leading platform and knowledge sharing event in one of the world’s flagship host destinations for professional associations and non-profit organizations.

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16 October 2023

IMEX America | Free Specialist Education, Las Vegas, USA

Our free professional education program includes 200-plus in-depth seminars, hands-on workshops and specialist forums. Spark your imagination with ground-breaking keynotes and fresh ideas from experts and innovators. Explore our talking point, sustainability, well-being and experiential. Keep up with event tech and legislation, and polish your professional skills.

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ECA Supports New Legislation to Address Visa Delays

The Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) applauds the introduction of the Visa Processing Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation that was introduced on July 27 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS). The legislation addresses the long visitor visa appointment wait times that are impacting the business events sector. From TSNN…

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Sustainable Event Report – IMEX America 2022

In our latest IMEX America Sustainable Event Report, discover how we delivered a zero-waste event for more than 12,000 participants. Download the report now for insight on: Eliminating single-use plastics; Reducing CO2 emissions; Diverting waste; Tracking and measuring event impact; Giving back to local communities… From IMEX…

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Controversial Laws Make Some States a Harder Sell for CVBs

Convention and visitor bureaus are not political entities; their job is to attract and welcome travelers. Given that charter, nearly all try to keep hot topics out of their messaging. But when divisive legislation has a growing number of meeting planners opting to go elsewhere, how should they respond? From Northstar Meetings Group…

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‘Anti-Woke’ Bills are Costing Florida Millions of Dollars

A slew of new bills signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has draped the Sunshine State in controversy, spurring protests, lawsuits and travel advisories warning the state is ‘openly hostile’ toward people of color, immigrants, women and LGBTQ+ community members. From CNN…

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Why Do We Look into the Future?

By Jack Johnson, from Destinations International: Every two years, Destinations International, as the world’s largest membership entity and resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), looks into the future and releases the DestinationNEXT (DNEXT) Futures Study. It is the largest and most extensive survey of destination organizations around the world…

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