Destinations International Recognizes Rising Tourism Stars of 2021

The organization has revealed its new class of 30 Under 30 CVB professionals.


The Destinations International Foundation and its parent organization have revealed the 2021 30 Under 30 class, a group of outstanding young destination-management professionals. 

Each year, 30 talented staffers under the age of 30 from convention and visitors bureaus are recognized, giving them access to valuable industry networking opportunities and increased thought leadership. The honorees originate from a variety of destination organizations of all sizes, from various countries.

This year's class will receive professional development opportunities throughout the year, including via monthly webinars, access to industry thought leaders and public engagement with Destinations International initiatives. Other benefits include a mentorship program, complimentary registration to the 2021 Annual Convention and networking with the 30 Under 30 alumni community.

"The 30 Under 30 program remains critical to our organization’s vision and mission," said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. "As our industry moves toward recovery, we are especially excited to announce these young professionals, as they are the future of the travel and tourism industry."

Following are the members of the 2021 30 Under 30 class:

Northstar Meetings Group is among the sponsors of Destination International's 30 Under 30 program.