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Corporate/Convention News
August 21, 2014
(Washington, DC) … The hospitality and tourism industry fueled the economy of the nation’s capital last year, with an estimated $6.7 billion in visitor spending. With exceptional inventory: new hotels, restaurants, attractions and transportation options, expected to open in the next 24 months, interest in Destination DC’s 2014 Marketing Outlook Meeting themed “Ready for the World,” was high....
Corporate/Convention News
August 7, 2014
(Washington, DC) – Destination DC president and CEO, Elliott L. Ferguson II, has appointed Melissa Riley as the new Vice President of Convention Sales and Services for the official tourism and marketing office for the nation’s capital.  A seasoned convention sales professional, Riley is deeply familiar with DC’s hospitality landscape, having served as Destination DC’s director of...
July 9, 2014 
(Washington, DC) – Washington, DC is proud to welcome back Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, one of the meeting and event industry’s most prestigious summer gatherings, July 13 – 17.  More than 16,000 Microsoft partners and employees will convene in DC for this five-day long celebration. Throughout the conference, the District will roll-out the red carpet for attendees gathering...