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Democratic Bill Would Ban Federal Spend at Trump Hotels

In the US, Democratic lawmakers are introducing a bill to ban federal officials from enjoying taxpayer-funded business travel at properties owned by senior government officials. This would include resorts like President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, where the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, was entertained in April. From Meetings & Conventions…  

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US Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban II

The US Supreme Court has let President Trump’s restrictions on refugees entering the country stand, overruling a lower court. But grandparents and cousins of those already in the US can’t now be excluded. In October SCOTUS will examine the ban on entrants from six mainly Muslim countries, which expires in September. From Meetings and Conventions…

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16 October 2018

IMEX America, Las Vegas, USA

If you influence or manage international or domestic meetings and events, then IMEX America is where you belong. Whether you’re a corporate, association or agency planner you’ll discover fabulous business, education and networking opportunities. This truly is the power source for the meetings industry. Productive appointments. Face time with key players. The knowledge to boost your…

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Events Postponed as Hurricane Irma Nears

With cities across the path of Hurricane Irma braced for impact, major events were postponed as the storm neared. With a state of emergency declared in Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Iceberg partner Northstar put back Destination Southeast in Miami Beach to December. Meanwhile, the Caribbean is reeling from Irma’s pass. From Meetpie.com…

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The New Politics: W(h)ither Diversity?

After recent events in Charlottesville – and President Trump’s response to them – how will the role of diversity change across the business events landscape? Will promoting inclusion – in terms of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation – having grown in significance over recent years, now slip back down the agenda? From Successful Meetings…

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13 December 2017

Convention Services Summit, Illinois, USA

Held in tandem with the Convention Sales Summit, this new event gathers destination professionals dedicated to designing and enhancing the experience of convention and meeting attendees  to share ideas and solutions and explore what’s on the horizon in destination event serivces.

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13 December 2017
8 November 2017

Destinations International: Sales Academy 1, Louisiana, USA

For those new to CVB sales, this is the perfect course to get you what you need to know to start selling: Hotel Sales vs. Destination/CVB Sales; Understanding Your Product; Sales 101: Prospecting; RFPs and Responding to RFPs; Get to Know Third Party Planners and the Independent Planner; Planning FAMs/Destination Previews; Site Inspections; Working the Tradeshow Floor

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6 November 2017

Destinations International: Sales Academy 2, Louisiana, USA

Sales Academy 2 has been totally revamped, envisioned and revitalized. Whether you’re a sales professional with a few years of CVB sales under your belt or a seasoned professional, you’ll want to attend this course! We have new facilitators, leading CVB Sales Experts who are currently leading some top destinations in their sales efforts and…

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6 November 2017

Professional in Destination Management (PDM), Louisiana, USA

The PDM Fundamentals course is one of seven courses needed to complete the PDM Certificate. The Fundamentals is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes. Key to this success are the operations of the organization and its place within the travel and tourism…

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5 November 2017

Certified Destination Management Executive Program, Louisiana, USA

Recognized by the destination marketing and management industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an executive-level program for experienced destination organization professionals seeking advanced professional development. The focus of the program is on strategic vision, leadership, organization performance, community stakeholder management as well as marketing and product development best practices.

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25 October 2017

Destinations International 2017 Advocacy Summit, Maryland, USA

Join us in Baltimore, Maryland for Destinations International’s inaugural Advocacy Summit, as we bring together destination organization professionals for the exchange of ideas and practices. Learn from experts and insiders about the latest trends and threats to our industry, discover tools and research available to you and enhance your leadership skills with advocacy training.

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