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30 Under 30

Destinations International is committed to investing and preparing the leaders of tomorrow, developing future industry leaders that represent a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. Investing in the future generation of destination experts, 30 individuals under the age of 30 are selected annually to gain valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership throughout the year.

This year's class hails from 30 destinations in 5 countries!

A dedicated group of alumni taking a leadership role in the future program.

Program Benefits

  • Year-round educational programming, including monthly professional development webinars

  • Mentorship Program inclusion

  • Complimentary registration to 2023 Annual Convention

  • Access to networking with the 30 Under 30 alumni community


Requirements & Criteria

  • Candidates must be under 30 years of age at the time of the submission deadline.

  • Must presently work for a destination organization, convention and visitors bureau (CVB) or tourism board that is a member of Destinations International at the time of the submission deadline.

  • Must be an employee of a destination organization for at least 1.5 years, with a minimum of at least six months at your current destination (part-time employment and internships included) at the time of the submission deadline.

  • Nominees must have President/CEO support in order to apply for the program.

  • Submissions must include application, high-resolution headshot, resume, written responses and video.

  • Only one individual from an organization will be chosen if multiple applicants from the same destination organization are nominated. 

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Destinations International Foundation 

The 30 Under 30 program is supported by the Destinations International Foundation: a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering destination professionals globally by providing education, research, advocacy and leadership development. 

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