Providing destination marketing professionals who are early their careers with unique opportunities to grow leadership skills and advance their careers in the travel industry.
The Destinations Council represents more than 400 destination marketing organization (DMO) and convention and visitor bureau (CVB) members and helps them be more effective by providing research, resources and education in a peer-driven format.
The Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program provides destination marketing professionals who are early their careers with unique opportunities to grow leadership skills and advance their careers in the travel industry. The goal of this mentorship program is to develop an environment for destination marketing professionals who are on the rise to network, create cohesive engagement within the travel industry, and provide opportunities to learn more about how U.S. Travel Association can serve them in the growth of their careers.
There is a call for applications and nominations every two years. Participants must be Destinations Council members and are open to members at all membership levels. These DMO professionals serve as Emerging Leaders for two years and are given the opportunity to:
- Participate in monthly one-on-one calls with Destinations Council board of advisors
- Attend and participate in two Destinations Council Board of Advisors’ meetings and events, in conjunction with ESTO and Spring Meetings Week
- Assist with developing and facilitating content for ESTO
- Receive a complimentary registration to Destination Capitol Hill, including a meet-and-greet with key U.S. Travel board members