October 11-15, 2019
Next Level Manifesting

Breath + Meditation 4 day Retreat to raise your frequency

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

BREATHE. MOVE. CREATE IN MEXICO!
Join a group of amazing people for an unforgettable and powerful journey through breathwork, meditation, movement, and self-inquiry during this 4-day retreat in San Miguel, Mexico.

This retreat is about going inward to connect to yourself and the land as we explore and observe one of the oldest inhabited corners of North America. This land in central Mexico is very sacred and holds the power to teach and heal.

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Friday, August 16, 2019
Short-Term Rental Regulations

Austin Central Library Special Event Center
710 W Cesar Chavez Street, Austin TX 78701

Featuring travel industry, short-term rental industry, and government thought leaders. The first of its kind, international short-term rental, also known as vacation rental, solutions conference that brings together government potty makers, convention bureau  directors, and short-term rental leaders.

You will learn industry trends, new innovations, and best practices for addressing noise, registration, auditing, quality  of life, insurance, tax collection and remittance.

You will leave with  the bailout to create local rules that achieve compliance and an understand ing of travel trends and demands.

Short-Term Rental Regulations


 

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Gloucester400 Tri-Chairs

Conversation about the Gloucester 400 Celebration

Location:
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
55 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA

Time: 4-7PM

The mission of Gloucester400 is to plan and execute a year-long commemoration of our settlement in 1623 and celebrate of our subsequent history, our heritage and, most importantly,  our people.

Gloucester's Community calendar for 2023 will feature twelve month of maritime events, historical commemorations, and celebrations of our neighbors, multiculturalism, military veterans, and artists, cultural and educational legacies.

It will capture for posterity the stories and voiced of our people, preserving their hopes and dreams for Gloucester with generation to come.

We need your help  - let's come together in this work: please begin by joining us in a Sunday  afternoon conversation that adds your vision to the planning of an unforgettable celebration  of Gloucester's 400the anniversary in 2023.

400Front

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Gloucester400events@gmail.com


 

March 25, 2019
GW Spring Colloquium

Learn about the nexus of health, travel and tourism

Location: City View Room
Elliott School of 
International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

This year's Colloquium theme is Wellness Tourism. Join MTA students, alumni and faculty for an engaging conversation about a leading component of the future of the tourism industry with industry experts, researchers and practicioners, including:

Overview of the Industry from Ophelia Yeung, Sr. Researcher, Global Wellness Institute

Panel Discussion with:

  • Theresa Belpulsi, VP of Tourism, Sports & Visitor Services at Destination DC
  • Andy Schwarz, VP, Content & Communities for The Incentive Research Foundation
  • Patty David, Director Consumer Insights, AARP
  • Paul Klinger, Director of Sevenoaks Retreat Center
  • Erin Hosler, General Manager of Eaton DC

Concluding Keynote Remarks by Julie Haines, CEO of the LightWell Center

Annual Institute of International Tourism Studies Award Ceremony

And an experiential immersion in wellness tourism practices during the event !

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September 29 / 9-5pm
Overtourism Seeking Solutions

A day-long collaborative event designed to address solutions to challenges posed by overtourism

Location: Jack Morton Auditorium
The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW • Washington DC 20052

The event: A day-long educational and interactive event designed to address solutions to challenges posed by overtourism.

Hosted by: Center for Responsible Travel & the International Institute of Tourism Studies at the George Washington University

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September 25-27
Higher Education Partnerships Summit in Cartagena, Columbia

Today’s world is increasingly interconnected. Workforce success requires institutions and individuals to collaborate across borders and develop new strategies for development and implementation of their projects. Professionals must expand their visions and outreach to a global scale, and interact effectively with international counterparts.

Higher education institutions have risen to the occasion to meet this demand for internationalization, leading the way by increasing investment in international education programs, and developing partnerships with peer institutions in the region. This is why I am thrilled to welcome you to the second annual Higher Education Partnership Conference, and I look forward to the ways you will strategize, collaborate and build new partnerships across borders at this dynamic event.

This year we will focus on how Innovation and Technology are being applied to expand and improve international education. Three sub-themes will complement our conference theme: Innovations in Collaboration, Peace Building and Inclusion through Internationalization, and Multicultural and Multilingual Education.

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NOVEMBER 7-9 2018
2018 Advocacy Summit

Philadelphia, PA

Join us for Destinations International's Advocacy Summit, as we bring together advocacy experts and destination organization professionals for the exchange of ideas and best practices. Learn from experts and insiders about the latest trends and threats to our industry, discover tools and research available to you and enhance your leadership skills with advocacy training. Whether fighting for your funding, defending your destination against the weaponization of travel, or lighting the way through dark money politics, this event will help you become a more effective advocate for your destination organization.

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April 17, 2018 / 11-2pm
Politics of Tourism + Lunch

Location: Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
Third Floor (Marvin Center)
The George Washington University
800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Sustainable tourism has the power to drive economic development, employment and policy changes, among other benefits. Successful tourism initiatives require the involvement of many different stakeholders, such as the public sector, private enterprises, and NGOs. Navigating the varied—and sometimes competing—interests of these stakeholders can result in politically charged tourism environments.

Join the George Washington Tourism Alumni Network (GWTAN) and Travel Massive for an interactive discussion on the Politics of Tourism. The conversation will be kicked off by Omega World Travel CEO and Founder, Gloria Bohan, followed by a panel discussion with Carla Campos, MTA alumna from Puerto Rico Tourism Authority; Ed Hall, III from Bureau of Indian Affairs; and other regional experts. The event will conclude with a keynote address by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Co-Chair of the Senate Travel & Tourism Caucus. Lunch will be served following the event.

This event is supported by Tourism for Tomorrow (TFT) and sponsored by the GWU International Institute of Tourism Studies.

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