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17 November 2022

Webinar | Collaboration Not Cancellation: Working Together to Create...

With the ever-shifting political climate and most recently the overturing of Roe V Wade, many meeting and event strategists have found themselves in a complicated situation where they are tasked with balancing their organization’s business decisions and values. Though boycotts have a long and complicated history in our culture, travel boycotts have proven to not…

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16 November 2022

Webinar | Transform Your Community Into Allies

Advocacy will always be a critical component of a destination organization’s DNA, whether you’re fighting legislation, funding, championing new development, or defending your existence. To provide destinations with relevant and actionable insights, Destinations International and Tourism Economics are working together to deliver high-frequency analyses of relevant metrics for your community within the SYMPHONY market intelligence…

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25 August 2022

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Series, Online

Companies are a microcosm of the social and cultural world in which they exist. True change involves a strategic plan to dismantle structural racism and bring all destinations to the ideal version of themselves. Destinations International has partnered with The Ladipo Group to expand its equity, diversity and inclusion programming to support these efforts with…

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29 June 2022

Destinations International Webinar | Understanding the Post-Pandemic...

For the first time in almost three years, a post-pandemic life is beginning to feel within reach. Despite a new variant brewing, record-high gas prices and rising inflation, the world seems ready to put the pandemic in their rearview mirror. But everything we know about the traveler mindset has changed. Travelers are ready to go….

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13 July 2022

Destinations International Webinar | Stay the Course: Using Your CRM...

Destination Strategic Planning — we’ve all been there at some point. Meeting with stakeholders, sifting through data, compiling reports, to ultimately end up with a fantastic plan for your destination…that fizzles out in a year. We have figured out how to help you stay the course and keep your plan off the shelf. Join us…

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22 June 2022

Destinations International Webinar | Are You Concerned About Violent...

The causes and solutions of violent crime are many and not always easy to deduce, and it is fair to say that both the causes and traditional solutions fall outside of a destination organization’s wheelhouse. This is clearly not an area where destination organizations should be expected to play a leading role. We will leave…

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Destinations International | PDM Certificate Program, Online

The Professional in Destination Management (PDM) certificate program provides those new to the destination organization side of the industry (less than one year of experience) with cutting-edge education, offering entry-level personnel the critical skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers in the travel and tourism industry. The updated PDM certificate program is now online, available…

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26 October 2022

Destinations International | Advocacy Summit, Bloomington, MN, USA

Destination organizations are destined to continuously face periodic political attacks, unstable budget resources and potential failure unless they turn and focus on their ultimate customers – their residents. We believe that destination organizations must become a community shared value in order for the industry to move forward. It is time to stop being in a defensive…

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19 July 2022

Destinations International | Annual Convention 2022, Toronto, Canada

Destinations International’s Annual Convention provides an opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry; an integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus; relationship-based exchanges among industry providers and destination organizations; diversity of thought by assembling the best minds in local insight and global expertise.

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23 October 2022

Destinations International | CDME Fall Courses, Bloomington, MN, USA

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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16 July 2022

Destinations International | CDME Summer Courses, Toronto, Canada

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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Jack Johnson

Chief Advocacy Officer, Destinations International

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As Chief Advocacy Officer, Jack Johnson manages the overall public policy operations at Destinations International including member advocacy education and training, development of destination tools and best practices, coalition work with peer organizations, industry research and related public affairs activities.  He also oversees the board governance, the Destination Management Accreditation Program (DMAP) and the DestinationNEXT…

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9 October 2018

Destinations International CDME, Alberta, Canada

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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13 February 2019

Destinations International: Destination Showcase, Washington DC, USA

This dynamic one-day event offers Destination International members the opportunity to connect with the nation’s top planners in one location. Destination Showcase is designed to maximize opportunities for meaningful connections between planners and destination organizations and highlight how CVBs can drive more successful meetings.

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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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