About the Foundation


The Destination & Travel Foundation is organized as a support organization for the Association for educational, research, and charitable purposes. Its mission includes the support of studies, and the collection and dissemination of data related to the travel industry or destination marketing.

Additionally, the Foundation seeks to distribute such findings through research reports, journals, books and other publications. The Foundation also seeks to provide information to practitioners within the travel or destination marketing industry, other client industries, government officials, decision makers, opinion leaders and the interested public.

The Destination & Travel Foundation is classified as a charitable organization, under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.


Strategic Goal

The Destination & Travel Foundation will empower destination marketing organizations and the travel profession globally by providing education, research, advocacy and scholarships.