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Destination Stewardship

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/10/2024

    Destinations act as a critical balancing act between local needs and tourism demand. So, how can you weave local communities and priorities into your promotion strategy while still attracting meaningful visitation? During this webinar, the Alaska Travel Industry Association and Nativo will explore how different priorities impacting local communities across Alaska have been used as a springboard for a better content and distribution strategy. Join us to learn from real-world examples and gain practical insights on aligning your tourism initiatives with the values and needs of your community.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/29/2024

    Join us for an insightful discussion on the rising importance of destination stewardship across the globe. We will explore how responsible management of tourism destinations can preserve natural and cultural heritage while fostering economic development. Our expert panel will delve into key topics such as environmental impacts, protection of local cultures, community engagement, multi-stakeholder collaboration, visitor sentiments, and regulatory frameworks. The panel will highlight best practices and innovative approaches to destination stewardship and provide you with tips on how to balance growth with conservation and community well-being.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/08/2024

    Destination organizations have long been focused on selling the destination, but many are realizing that leading destination development efforts is not only appropriate, but also a key responsibility, and is crucial to the long-term survival of the organization and industry. Through the development of creative funding tools like TBIDs and other funding streams, destination organizations have found ways to generate, collect and spend attractive amounts of funding for marketing their destinations. However, two converging realities are occurring that require destination organizations to think more broadly about their mission. Join us as we dive into these current realities and their implications, plus share how destination organizations can lead their placemaking efforts from A to Z via best practices.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/15/2024

    Forget strategic plans gathering dust on shelves. This webinar will tackle the execution gap head-on, exposing the four hidden hurdles that commonly stall destination organization stewardship plans from realizing their true potential. During this webinar, we will investigate how bold destination organizations like Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Tourism Tofino, Visit Grand Junction, Visit Bend, Queenstown Lakes, and more are navigating these roadblocks and the solutions that they are tapping into to streamline progress. We will also highlight creative problem-solving from around the world, share shortcuts for swift implementation, and leave you with a newfound inspiration to unleash your upcoming plan's full potential. Don't let ambition get lost in translation. Register now and transform your plan from pipe dream to stewardship reality.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2023

    Destinations have an important role to play in advancing the sustainability of their geographic region. During this webinar, we will share the steps that any destination organization can take to develop a strategy that will take into account the needs of the residents, visitors, and business community, while balancing priorities around social, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts. Building on one of Destination International’s most popular blogs of 2022, Top Seven Best Practices of Sustainable Tourism Destinations, Angela Nagy, CEO of GreenStep, will host two destination leaders who are leading the way by integrating these seven best practices into their destination strategies, performance measurement, stakeholder engagement, and communications.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/01/2023

    Destinations International's DestinationNEXT 2023 Futures Study, representing the largest-ever collection of destination organizations, unveils the top 50 strategies and 50 industry trends your organization needs to know. DI's Gabe Seder sits down with Paul Ouimet of MMGY NextFactor to discuss the evolving relationship between destination organizations and their local communities. DI's DNEXT 2023 Futures Study is a strategic roadmap and global survey that helps destination leaders navigate today’s highly fluid visitor economy to optimize their organizations’ relevance and value. As this conversation will demonstrate, the study is crucial in preparing us to shape our futures more effectively.