Ideas and Inspiration

The Politics of Insomnia: What Keeps Destination Marketers Up At Night?

August 18, 2019 - 9:45am to 11:45am

JW Marriott Austin

JW Grand Ballroom

Join the Destinations Council for their annual Ideas and Inspiration session! Learn about the council’s recent engagement programs and newly-released advocacy tools. Then, engage in a discussion with U.S. Travel staff about U.S. Travel’s latest key policy issues. Finally, participate in a moderated open-forum discussion with your peers about your current DMO struggles or pain points.


  1. Learn about the new Destinations Council Emerging Leaders mentorship program.
  2. Explore the Travel Economic Impact Calculator for City-Level data, a new tool created for DMOs to advocate for their position in travel.
  3. Hear from U.S. Travel’s public affairs team regarding U.S. Travel’s  key policy issues, and learn tips on how to message through these headwinds.
  4. Engage in an open forum with industry peers to learn “what keeps destination marketers up at night.

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City, local and regional DMOs and CVBs only.



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