LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 6, 2023) — The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau will host Destinations International (DI), the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) for a series of events during its Fall Learning Week, Oct. 7-12 in Little Rock, Ark.
“We are very excited to bring over 400 destination professionals to Little Rock for our 2023 Fall Learning Week Events,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “These events offer exceptional educational and networking opportunities for destination organization professionals and the organizations that support them. Gina Gemberling and the team at Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau are ready to roll out the red carpet for our attendees and we look forward to an engaging week in Arkansas’s capital city.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to further their destination and tourism expertise at the following events: Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) Oct. 9-11; Business Operations Summit Oct. 10-11; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Summit Oct. 10-11; and an Advocacy Summit Oct. 10-12.
Special guests with Little Rock connections will be in attendance alongside destination professionals. Elizabeth Eckford, American civil rights activist and member of the Little Rock Nine, will be featured as a speaker at the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. will join attendees for the Advocacy Summit.
“We are proud to have Destinations International choose Little Rock for its Fall Learning Week,” said Gina Gemberling, president and CEO of Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Little Rock is the perfect cultural hub for events of this size, given its hospitality, downtown walkability, culinary and entertainment offerings and deep history nestled between our modern facilities.”
For more information on the Fall Learning Events or to register for a summit, visit www.destinationsinternational.org/upcoming-events.
About the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The Bureau also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, the River Market's Ottenheimer Hall and outdoor pavilions, First Security Amphitheater and multiple parking facilities. The LRCVB is primarily funded by a lodging and prepared foods tax. Learn more at LittleRock.com.
About Destinations International
Destinations International is the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations, convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. With more than 7,500 members and partners from over 700 destinations, the association represents a powerful forward-thinking and collaborative community around the world. For more information, visit www.destinationsinternational.org.