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Corporate/Convention News
(Washington, DC) … Destination DC, the official marketing organization for the District of Columbia, kicks off the summer travel season with its largest-ever seasonal marketing campaign featuring a new tagline, #WeGotThis. “#WeGotThis embraces the spirit of our ongoing DC Cool campaign. It’s our way of saying ‘DC has it all’ from affordable hotels and free museums to unique outdoor recreation...
Corporate/Convention News
May 5, 2015
(Washington, DC) Leadership from Washington, DC’s hospitality and tourism industry today confirmed that 2014 is the fifth consecutive record-breaking year for domestic visitation at Destination DC’s annual Travel Rally. In 2014, domestic visitation topped 18.34 million domestic visitors, according to a report prepared by D.K. Shifflet, an increase of 5.7% over 2013. Visitors to DC spent $6.8...
Corporate/Convention News
March 9, 2015
(Washington, DC) – Today Destination DC announces Carol Motley has joined the organization as the director of convention sales.  Motley most recently served as senior national account executive for Visit Orlando, the tourism bureau for Orlando, FL.  In her new role, Motley will assist the Vice President, Convention Sales and Services in planning and administering sales policies and...
Corporate/Convention News
February 25, 2015
(Washington, DC) … The American Experience Foundation (AEF), the philanthropic arm of Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for Washington, DC, hosts the first annual DC Rite of Passage fieldtrip, Friday, February 27-March 1, 2015. Thirty-two 8th grade students from Sto-Rox Middle School in greater Pittsburgh, PA have been awarded the inaugural Rite of Passage trip, a three...