In October 2016, we hosted Destination Think! Forum in New York City. Forum is the only global event designed specifically for destination marketing leaders to address their greatest challenges together. Participants built solutions and made new connections during two remarkable days of collaboration. We look forward to the growth and bright future of this new community.
Important announcement about Destination Think! Forum 2017
Having a diverse, international group of participants is part of Forum’s DNA. It is the mix of ideas and experiences from destination leaders around the world that make this conference unique and provide actionable insights for all participants.
We are seeing much uncertainty around travel into the United States right now. We do not want to jeopardize being able to provide that full Forum experience for everyone. We are postponing the 2017 event and are working on plans for our next event.
The essential conversation about destination marketing that occurs at Forum is too important to interrupt. We will continue to stay connected with our community and event participants in the months ahead.
Watch the video below to learn about what happened at Forum 2016, and then read on to learn how the important topics discussed at Forum are developing.
The Destination Think! Forum conversation continues
Whitepaper: Today’s destination marketing leaders outline the future of the DMO
Download the Leading your destination into the future whitepaper, one of the results of collaboration at Forum 2016.
Lifeline in the Pacific: Palau’s pristine vision for success means managing tourism expectations
Nanae Singeo, former Managing Director at Palau Visitors Authority, spoke on the Profit and Planet panel at Forum 2016. In this interview, she outlines Palau’s vision for sustainability and destination management.
Redefining destination leadership for a bright future: Webinar highlights and recording
Chief Strategist William Bakker presents a fresh outlook for destination leadership and the changing role of the DMO.
Building stable funding models and revenue streams: Webinar highlights and recording
Senior Strategic Consultant Aaron Nissen describes the spectrum of destination funding models and revenue streams in this webinar presentation.
Collaboration, networks and ecosystems: Destination British Columbia’s three pillars of strategic tourism marketing
Destination British Columbia’s Grant Mackay describes his DMO’s new “tourism ecosystem” and the three pillars that support his organization’s strategy for the future.
Keeping its destination profitable and its people happy: Aruba’s cap on all-inclusive resorts
Aruba Tourism Authority seeks to maintain sustainable, unique tourism products by diversifying accommodations with resident happiness in mind.
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