Everything About Destinations International's Annual Convention

Author: Megha

“Dealing with Disruption in the Past Year, Building a Better Future.”


Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021 is going to be held this year in a hybrid format. This year, the event will focus on helping attendees learn how to embrace the turmoil the travel industry faced after the outbreak of the pandemic.



Destinations International's Annual Convention is all set to host the 2021 Annual Convention from July 13 to July 15. This is going to be a hybrid event, which indicates it will be held both in virtual & in-person format, and attendees can choose the format they are comfortable with. Given the current situation and the pandemic, this would be a great relief for people attending the convention. While the in-person event will be held in Baltimore, MD, the virtual audiences can be present at the event through an online platform. This year, it would be an opportunity for the attendees to build communities & organizations that can mitigate the disruptions caused to the tourism industry due to the pandemic. 



Destinations International Annual Convention 2021 will see people attending the event from around the world. This premier networking event is organized especially for destination organization professionals, who help travelers find the perfect venue & plan exciting experiences for you. The event will be aimed at bringing & sharing ideas that can help the environmental, economic & socio-cultural dimensions of the travel & tourism industry. The destination organization professionals will get an opportunity to connect with the industry leaders and peers from the industry. 



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What is Destinations International?



Destinations International is a platform that provides insights and perspectives on destinations. It addresses the significance of communities working together with the residents and can help build top cities around the world and catalyze their growth. It is one of the biggest platforms for destination organizations, where the members get information, connections, inspiration, and the requisite education. Destinations International aims to improve quality of life, drive destination economic impact, community sustainability, and generate better job opportunities through travel & tourism. 



Destinations International advocates the creation of a unified travel industry that will encourage the culture of equality & make space for marginalized voices. It’s an excellent resource for destination management and professional development. On top of that, the destination tools are designed to raise the relevancy & the level of professionalism for DMO. Destinations International works to encourage the importance of destination organizations and how their contribution can impact the local communities for positive reasons. 



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Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021


Start Date: 13th July 2021, Tuesday

End Date: 15th July 2021, Thursday

Where: Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

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Email: info@destinationsinternational.org


Agenda of Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021


July 13, 2021, Tuesday


8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Marketing & Communications Summit

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Membership Summit 

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Finance, Operations & Technology Summit

12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Visitor Services Summit

1:10 PM-1:50 PM

Marketing & Communications 

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

Finance, Operations & Technology Summit

2:45 PM-3:30 PM

Visitor Services Summit & Membership Summit

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Hilton Happy Hour ( will be only In-Person)

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Opening Reception ( will be only In-Person)

8:00 PM-11:30 PM

After Party ( will be only In-Person)


July 14, 2021, Wednesday



9:15 AM-10:30 AM

Opening Keynote: Inclusive Economy

10:45 AM-11:30 AM

Building Content Strategies 

11:45 AM-12:30 PM

New Destination Tools 

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

Leveraging Up Sports Tourism in Universities & colleges

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

2021 Tourism Lexicon

2:30 PM-3:45 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

General Session



July 15, 2021, Thursday



9:45 AM-10:30 AM

The Community Shared Value Roadmap 

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Wellness Break

12:00 PM-12:45 PM

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM-1:30 PM

Creating Conscious Inclusion in Destination Marketing

1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Destination Intelligence in 2021

3:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Networking Break

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

Closing Keynote

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Destination Celebration


Safety Protocols at the Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021


The health & safety of the attendees will be taken care of by the team at Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021. All the safety protocols are being taken care of to keep attendees safe from coronavirus. The organizers have been working in coordination with the Baltimore & local official healthcare department to ensure the safety of the attendees during the event. 


Safety guidelines:


1. Regular health screening will be administered to the attendees by renowned healthcare professionals.

2. Food will be provided in a grab-and-go container to minimize contact.

3. The attendees will have to wear masks during all the sessions before entering the conference halls. Masks will be provided to those who forgot to bring one during a session. 

4. After every session, the conference rooms will be thoroughly cleaned.

5. There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout so attendees would never forget sanitizing their hands.


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Keynote speakers at Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021


This 3-days hybrid convention is an opportunity for the business members and sponsors to connect & network with convention attendees. In addition, the sponsors will get a chance to interact & demonstrate their thought leadership in a hybrid format of the conference (both digitally & in-person). Let’s take a look at the keynote speakers at Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021.


There will be ample opportunities for the destination organizations at Destinations International's Annual Convention 2021 to discover a path to inclusive travel & tourism. It’s an opportunity to build a network with over 1,500 top decision-makers from diverse destination organizations and tourism boards.



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