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For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2013

Free Round-Trip Express Bus Tickets Drive Destination DC’s Summer Flash Sale

DC's Visitors Bureau and Megabus.com Partner on Consumer Discounts, May 6-12

(Washington, DC) … Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation’s capital announces a summer flash sale with megabus.com, the nation’s leading luxury express bus service. Between May 6-12, 2013, consumers booking a designated Summer Savings package for two or more nights on Washington.org/summer will receive two (2) round-trip tickets on megabus.com while supplies last. Good for use on any of the megabus.com routes to and from Washington, DC, the megabus.com tickets are valid for travel through September 8, 2013. Megabus.com’s double-decker buses offer with free WiFi and power outlets.

The seven-day megabus.com ticket giveaway runs concurrently with Destination DC’s on-going Summer Savings discounts: 20% off on two-night accommodations and 25% off three nights or more at select hotels on accommodations May 23-September 8, 2013. To qualify for the megabus.com tickets, hotel reservations can be made either online at www.Washington.org/summer or by phone: 1-877-442-8644. Some restrictions may apply.

All visitors who book a Summer Savings package earn access to DC VIP discounts (May 23-September 8, 2013)  at 40 participating attractions, live theaters, restaurants and tour companies offering discounts in a show-your-badge style campaign. 

“With Summer Saving packages, free megabus.com tickets for two, and our DC VIP pass, Destination DC gives consumers easy-to-activate incentives for a fun vacation that is also great value, said Elliott L. Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC.  “Washington, DC is a city rich in free and almost-free things to do, and it’s exciting to see the hospitality industry come together with exciting discounts for visitors.”

Consumers in search of powerful experiences might build summer escapes around only-in-DC events that coincide with the Summer Savings discounts such as:

May 26: National Memorial Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
May 27: National Memorial Day Parade, route runs on Constitution Ave. from 7th to 17th Sts.

June 2: USA vs Germany Men’s Soccer at R.F.K. Stadium
June 5-16: DC Jazz Festival
June 24-30: AT&T National at Congressional Country Club

July 4th: Independence Day Parade and Fireworks on the National Mall
July 27-August 4: Citi Open Tennis at FitzWilliams Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park

August 20-September 1: Shakespeare Free-for-All at The Shakespeare Theatre, “Much Ado About Nothing”
August 28: 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

September 7: AT&T Nation’s Football Classic at R.F.K. Stadium

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About Destination DC:  Destination DC, the lead destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of more than 850 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities. Destinationdc.com.

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