2019 Summer Fundamentals of Destination Organizations

23rd July 2019  08:00 AM - 02:30 PM (GMT-05:00) America/Chicago

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

8:00AM - 2:30PM

St. Louis, MO

Marriott St. Louis Grand

The Fundamentals of Destination Organizations

The Fundamentals is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes. Key to this success are the operations of the destination organizations and its place within the travel and tourism industry. Some of the key topics covered include:


  • The destination organization's evolving role and value to the destination.
  • The destination organization’s operating environment and structure.
  • Marketing and Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research/Data Analysis
  • Technology
  • Leisure & Convention Sales
  • Engaging tourism stakeholders in destination place-making
  • Super trends for destination organizations
  • DMAP Accreditation and CDME Credential


  • Maura Gast
  • Kristin McGrath
  • Jack Wert


We request that all registration cancellations and refund requests be made by July 1, 2019. A full refund of the course fee, less a US$100 administrative fee, will be provided. We regret that no refunds will be granted for requests made after July 1, 2019, without proof of a medical or family emergency. Please send all cancellation and refund requests or additional registration assistance inquiries to Tonia Williams, via email at twilliams@destinationsinternational.org. All cancellations must be in writing.


We are pleased to offer a discounted hotel rate of $189 at the Marriott, St. Louis Grand. To book, click here edit or cancel your hotel reservation, please In order to receive the block rate, all reservations must be made by the cut off date of June 28, 2019.