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  • Young Leaders Webinar

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/25/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Join members of the 30 Under 30 Alumni Council and other young professionals of the industry as they share case studies, best practices and inspiring stories of how they have helped their destinations pivot into the next normal of destination marketing and management.

    Join members of the 30 Under 30 Alumni Council and other young professionals of the industry as they share case studies, best practices and inspiring stories of how they have helped their destinations pivot into the next normal of destination marketing and management. Speakers and topics for this session will be announced soon.

  • COVID19 to iOS14 - Data Dodges Potholes on the Road to Recovery

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/10/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)

    Join Arrivalist CEO as he shares secrets to transitioning from surviving to thriving in this highly dynamic marketplace.

    There are myriad hurdles ahead as tourism marketers begin inviting travelers back. Join Arrivalist CEO as he  shares secrets to transitioning from surviving to thriving in this highly dynamic marketplace. You will get insight into some of these hidden opportunities:
    • Every dollar matters: hotel spending impact of your marketing to stakeholders
    • Location data is changing: how to avoid iOS14 pitfalls
    • How to target drive market visitors without targeting COVID hotspots
    • Future-proof: how calibrating data balances the impact of COVID19
    • From road trip to overnight stay: how to leverage the nearby crowd
    • Hidden gems in the minefield: clever tactics to use during the pandemic

    Cree Lawson

    Found and CEO

    Arrivalist

    Cree Lawson, Found & CEO, Arrivalist – BIO

    Cree Lawson is a new media pioneer best known for creating Arrivalist, the largest location data company in the travel sector, and Travel Ad Network Inc., which made INC Magazine’s List of 500 Fastest-Growing Companies.

    After a two-decade career in journalism and travel advice, Cree always wondered why he was building databases of subjective opinions about where to travel instead of collecting objective, evidence-based behavioral insights into where people actually travel. Cree’s desire for objective, evidence-based travel insights led to the creation of Arrivalist. 

  • Women Who Rebuild: Legislative Leadership and Innovative Funding

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/24/2021

    Join this expert panel of leading women in the industry to learn more about alternative funding opportunities that can help your destination drive economic growth in 2021.

    Join this expert panel of leading women in the industry to learn more about alternative funding opportunities that can help your destination drive economic growth in 2021. The panel, moderated by Tiffany Gallagher of Civitas includes Martha Sheridan of Greater Boston CVB, Kristen Jarnagin, of Discover Long Island, and Kaitlin Eskelson of Visit Salt Lake, who will talk about their funding journeys, especially when it comes to navigating the raging waters of legislation. From Tourism Improvement District legislation to Tax Increment Financing initiatives, you will hear best practices on innovative ways to trailblaze and reignite recovery in your destination, from those who are pursuing these endeavors right now!

    Tiffany Gallagher

    Eastern U.S. Branch Manager

    Civitas

    Martha Sheridan

    President and CEO

    Greater Boston CVB

    Kristen Jarnagin

    President and CEO

    Discover Long Island

    Kaitlin Eskelson

    President and CEO

    Visit Salt Lake

  • EIC Sports Case Study featuring Joel Everts of Greater Green Bay CVB

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/17/2021

    This session will feature Joel Everts, Sports Sales Manager with Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, as he discusses best practices for using the Sports Module of the Event Impact Calculator (EIC).

    This EIC Open Q&A Session will feature Joel Everts, Sports Sales Manager with Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, as he discusses best practices for using the Sports Module of the EIC. 

    Chris Pike (Moderator)

    Director of Impact Studies

    Tourism Economics

    Chris Pike has 20 years of experience as a professional economist with the last 15 focused on the tourism sector. As the Director of Impact Studies at Tourism Economics, Chris is responsible for measuring the economic impact of tourism activity – both broadly and for specific initiatives and projects. He works with dozens of state and local tourism offices and manages a series of ongoing consultancy projects related to the tourist sector. For our EIC webinar series, Chris serves as the expert on Destination's International's Event Impact Calculator and helps us understand this tool and its relevance for our industry.

    Joel Everts

    Sports Sales Manager

    Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • The CVB and the Future of the Meetings Industry: Latest Research and Marketing Insights

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/10/2021

    Join industry experts Destination Analysts, Digital Edge Marketing and Miles Partnership, to hear about the results and key insights of a recent survey of over 500 meeting planners. This session will provide an overview of the most significant and drastic changes meeting planners anticipate for the industry in the next few years, including planners' expectations of destination organizations in the meeting planning process, the types of incentives and packages they want, how they want to be communicated with and marketed to, their assessment of the most important information to put in destination ads right now and other timely topics. You will come away from this session with an understanding of how to market to meeting planners right now, as well as practical ideas for applying these tactics to your meetings marketing strategy.

    Join industry experts Destination Analysts, Digital Edge Marketing and Miles Partnership, to hear about the results and key insights of a recent survey of over 500 meeting planners.

    Erin Francis-Cummings

    President and CEO

    Destination Analysts

    Myha Gallagher

    Senior Director of Research

    Destination Analysts

    Mya Surrency

    Co-Founder

    Digital Edge Marketing

    Laura Libby

    Senior Vice President

    Miles Partnership

  • Destinations International Town Hall: What to Expect in 2021

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Please join the Destinations International team as we share what's in store for the coming year.

    We know we were quiet in January, but we've been working hard to ensure that we'll be meeting all of your informational and educational needs for the remainder of the year.  Please join the Destinations International team as we share what's in store for the coming year. You'll hear about our global and EDI initiatives, upcoming events, classes and programs, and how the new United States administration will effect the travel and tourism industry.  

    Don Welsh

    President and CEO

    Destinations International

    Jack Johnson

    Chief Advocacy Officer

    Destinations International

    Melissa Cherry

    Chief Operating officer

    Destinations International

    Keith Backsen

    Chief Sales and Services Officer

    Destinations International

    Julie Hart

    President

    CFO by Design

  • Get the Most Out of Your Destinations International Membership Benefits

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/27/2021

    In this webinar we will show you how to gain access to all the tools and resources Destinations International has to offer and maximize your membership investment.

    In this webinar we will show you how to gain access to all the tools and resources Destinations International has to offer and maximize your membership investment.

  • Event Impact Calculator (EIC) Year-End "Wrap Up"

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Celebrate the end of this crazy year as we "wrap up" on this open best practices session.

    Celebrate the end of this crazy year as we "wrap up" on this open best practices session. We will discuss frequently asked and top-of-mind questions regarding the EIC. Join us to ask questions and learn from the team at Tourism Economics and your fellow EIC subscribers.

    Chris Pike

    Director of Impact Studies

    Tourism Economics

    Chris Pike has 20 years of experience as a professional economist with the last 15 focused on the tourism sector. As the Director of Impact Studies at Tourism Economics, Chris is responsible for measuring the economic impact of tourism activity – both broadly and for specific initiatives and projects. He works with dozens of state and local tourism offices and manages a series of ongoing consultancy projects related to the tourist sector. For our EIC webinar series, Chris serves as the expert on Destination's International's Event Impact Calculator and helps us understand this tool and its relevance for our industry.

    Alyssa Poulin (Moderator)

    Product Engagement Manager

    An advocate for authentic travel experiences that serve both residents and visitors, Alyssa Poulin is Destinations International's Product Engagement Manager. Dedicated to serving destination professionals in their quest to craft sustainable destinations, she believes in the power of sustainable travel. While obtaining her Masters in Tourism Administration at The George Washington University, she provided destination development research and consultation for tourism organizations across the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

    In her previous role as the Sales Manager for a portfolio of four Marriott hotels, she directed sales for the corporate, government, and tour and travel market segments. Prior to that role, she ran the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area and National Scenic Byway. In this capacity, she trained and managed membership of over 600 frontline hospitality employees while promoting the region as a visitor destination.

    Andreas Weissenborn

    Senior Director of Research & Advocacy

    Introduced to the world of destination organizations by a random internship application to Visit Baltimore (then known as Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association), Andreas Weissenborn began an unexpected career into hospitality that left him with a continued passion towards the tourism industry.

    Weissenborn spent just short of 11 years with Visit Baltimore helping with its Research, Technology, and Information Systems across the organization. In 2017, he joined the Association on behalf of a Destinations International Foundation initiative to be a dedicated research source for Destinations International. 

  • EIC Bootcamp

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    The Event Impact Calculator Bootcamp is a multi-part educational series designed to get you in the best shape to evaluate and elevate the value of events to your destination.

    The Event Impact Calculator Bootcamp is a multi-part educational series designed to get you in the best shape to evaluate and elevate the value of events to your destination. The series includes the foundation of destination economics, breaking down the EIC output report, learning from EIC super users, and sharing your calculations with stakeholders.

    Chris Pike

    Director of Impact Studies

    Tourism Economics

    Chris Pike has 20 years of experience as a professional economist with the last 15 focused on the tourism sector. As the Director of Impact Studies at Tourism Economics, Chris is responsible for measuring the economic impact of tourism activity – both broadly and for specific initiatives and projects. He works with dozens of state and local tourism offices and manages a series of ongoing consultancy projects related to the tourist sector. For our EIC webinar series, Chris serves as the expert on Destination's International's Event Impact Calculator and helps us understand this tool and its relevance for our industry.

    Andreas Weissenborn (Moderator)

    Senior Director of Research & Advocacy

    Introduced to the world of destination organizations by a random internship application to Visit Baltimore (then known as Baltimore Area Convention & Visitors Association), Andreas Weissenborn began an unexpected career into hospitality that left him with a continued passion towards the tourism industry.

    Weissenborn spent just short of 11 years with Visit Baltimore helping with its Research, Technology, and Information Systems across the organization. In 2017, he joined the Association on behalf of a Destinations International Foundation initiative to be a dedicated research source for Destinations International. 

    Alyssa Poulin (Moderator)

    Product Engagement Manager

    An advocate for authentic travel experiences that serve both residents and visitors, Alyssa Poulin is Destinations International's Product Engagement Manager. Dedicated to serving destination professionals in their quest to craft sustainable destinations, she believes in the power of sustainable travel. While obtaining her Masters in Tourism Administration at The George Washington University, she provided destination development research and consultation for tourism organizations across the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

    In her previous role as the Sales Manager for a portfolio of four Marriott hotels, she directed sales for the corporate, government, and tour and travel market segments. Prior to that role, she ran the Certified Tourism Ambassador Program at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area and National Scenic Byway. In this capacity, she trained and managed membership of over 600 frontline hospitality employees while promoting the region as a visitor destination.

  • From Destination Marketing to Destination Management: How 5 Destination Organizations Are Going Sustainable

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    (October 27, 2020) Destinations International's Learning Online Webinar Series

    As more travelers seek sustainable options, destination marketing teams have taken action. This trend is expected to continue and even accelerate in the post-COVID-19 world.  This webinar will provide real world examples of sustainable tourism, and learn from destination marketing teams that have been successful in encouraging environmental behavior, promoting local businesses and promoting year-round tourism.

    Julia Manoukian

    Senior Content Marketing Manager

    Julia Manoukian is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at CrowdRiff, the visual marketing platform loved by over 800 travel and tourism brands. A former journalist, she's helped several startups raise their thought leadership profiles and scale their content efforts to influence revenue. Julia has a passion for storytelling, traveling, and tech. You can find her on Twitter @juliamanoukian.