Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of Visit Lake Charles has joined the 2023-2024 Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and tourism boards. The announcement was made during the association’s business meeting during the 2023 Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas.


“I am honored to serve our association on the board as Destinations International continues to be a driving force around the globe on issues related to travel, tourism, and destination marketing organizations,” said Edmiston. “I am also excited to continue my work on the executive committee as the incoming secretary and begin the path to board chair of the organization.”


“Destinations International and the Destinations International Foundation are driven by the experienced volunteers serving on our boards and committees,” said Don Welsh, president and CEO of Destinations International. “We are truly grateful for the time, counsel and service these individuals dedicate to our industry, and we look forward to their leadership during their time as a board member and beyond. It is our pleasure and honor to welcome our newest directors and trustees to the boards for 2023/2024.”


2023/2024 Association Officers:

  • Chair: Fred Dixon, New York City Tourism + Conventions
  • Chair-Elect: Scott White, Visit Greater Palm Springs
  • Immediate Past-Chair: Al Hutchinson, Visit Baltimore
  • Treasurer: Leslie Bruce, President and CEO, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism Bureau
  • Secretary: Kyle Edmiston, CDME, President and CEO, Visit Lake Charles


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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.