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Corporate/Convention News
October 20, 2014
(Washington, DC) … Today Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, announces Washington, DC as their pick for the world’s best city to visit in 2015. America’s capital was selected for its volume of accessible culture, diversity and great value. This honorific decided by Lonely Planet’s in-house expert travelers joins recent pronouncements, notably Forbes magazine’s...
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...