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Business Events: Change Agents or Travel Agents?

As politicians and policymakers gather at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt, key partners of The Iceberg are providing a timely reminder of the transformational contribution of business and professional events and their ‘beyond tourism’ benefits. GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer and Gregg Talley, President and CEO of the Talley Management Group, discuss what meetings actually…

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New Report Reveals How Planners Pick Destinations

Destination websites and industry trade shows are the key sources for North American planners in meeting and event site selection, according to a new report from analytics firm STR. Three-quarters of the planners also turned to an industry trade publication in 2017, and 19 percent had attended the most recent IMEX industry conference. From Meetings & Conventions…

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23 September 2018

Destinations International 2018 Visitor Services Summit, California,...

The Visitor Services Summit offers professionals vested in the planning, development, and management of visitor experiences within their destinations an opportunity to: Exchange ideas and solutions; Learn new practices, opportunities, and resources; Network and connect.

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21 October 2018

Destinations International 2018 Membership Summit, California, USA

For more than 30 years, Destinations International’s Membership Summit has supported the evolving role and the impact of the membership professional. This community of partners, inclusive of both membership and partnership roles, targets discussions about changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact, recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition and more.

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21 October 2018

Destinations International 2018 Membership Summit, California, USA

For more than 30 years, Destinations International’s Membership Summit has supported the evolving role and the impact of the membership professional. This community of partners, inclusive of both membership and partnership roles, targets discussions about changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact, recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition and more.

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28 October 2018

Destinations International 2018 Finance, Operations & Technology...

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership in finance, administration, operations and technology. As operations knows no bounds, integrating cross-functional disciplines, while also targeting the three disciplines, helps to advance operational performance at organizations. Attending all three days is highly recommended for professionals to make the most of…

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8 November 2018

Destinations International 2018 Advocacy Summit, Philadelphia, USA

Join us for Destinations International’s Advocacy Summit, as we bring together destination organization professionals for the exchange of ideas and best 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. Whether fighting for your…

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17 August 2018

C-Suite Session: CVBS Engaged! Chicago, USA

Join us for a C-suite education program that you need to succeed for 2018. This is a board governance focused series co-presented by Destinations International and ASAE.  The Friday session (Day 1) will be exclusively for our CVB members, with training by Destinations International on how to work with your board, succession planning and governance challenges. CVB…

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10 July 2018

PDM: Fundamentals of Destination Marketing and Management, California,...

The Fundamentals of Destination and Management is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) successfully align with these changes. Key to this success are the operations of the DMO and its place within the travel and tourism industry.

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7 July 2018

Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Program, California,...

Join fellow senior executives in advancing your career to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The CDME program focuses on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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Smart Cities: Neighbourhoods and Communities

Port Covington in Baltimore, Lake Nona in Orlando, Hudson Yards in New York, and Quayside in Toronto are all being built or rebuilt from the ground up to promote mobility, connectivity and livability. In 2018 both the Consumer Electronics Show and South by Southwest launched tracks dedicated to smart cities for the first time. From Skift…

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Pacific World Destination Index February 2018 Special Report

Have a look Pacific World’s Destination Index, a unique tool to provide corporate, association and agency planners with an advanced indicator of destination popularity for international meetings, incentives and events. The index is based on over 5,000 international enquiries received worldwide, actual meeting and event results and highly valuable feedback from attending delegates from around…

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