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Destination Organization Stewardship: Ditch the Roadblocks, Embrace Progress

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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.

Presented by Destination Think as part of Destinations International's Destination Stewardship Series for 2024

Please note that attendance at a Destinations International webinar is eligible for one (1) CDME Continuing Education (CE) credit. Credit can only be earned through live virtual attendance. Watching recorded webinars does not count toward CDME CE credit.

Rodney Payne


Destination Think

Co-founder & CEO of Destination Think, the leading international consultancy & agency working with the most innovative and progressive destination marketing organizations on the planet. Rodney's role affords him the responsibility and privilege of leading a team that has reached the pinnacle of its industry, successfully delivering thousands of branding, strategy, campaign, content marketing & sustainability-related projects for destinations all over the world.

Mat Woods


Destination Queenstown

Mat is currently the Chief Executive at Destination Queenstown (DQ). Prior to joining DQ, Mat was head of sales & services at Cardrona Alpine Resort (CARL) and Treble Cone ski area. Mat was involved in the acquisition of Treble Cone, and securing the rights to develop into the SOHO Basin. Mat moved from CARL to join the parent company RealNZ as GM of Experience Whakatipu to oversee the Queenstown operation of the TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak, Jet Boating and Water Taxis.

Mat has a strong background in governance. He is currently a Director at Sport Otago, Regional Tourism NZ and Racers Edge in Wānaka. Recently he was on the board of Snow Sports NZ and the Chair of Lake Wānaka Tourism.
Before joining the tourism industry, Mat had extensive experience in outdoor adventure sports retail, he was the managing director of R&R Sport before selling to The Warehouse Group, merging R&R Sport with Torpedo 7.


Destination Organization Stewardship: Ditch the Roadblocks, Embrace Progress
02/14/2024 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/15/2024  |  60 minutes  |   Closed captions available
02/14/2024 at 1:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/15/2024  |  60 minutes  |   Closed captions available
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