Hopefully you had a fantastic Fourth of July with friends and family. The American Experience Foundation (AEF) hosted another successful Independence Day event on the Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association building. The benefit worked toward AEF’s mission to connect students from DC and across the country to inspirational travel experiences and cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. Thank you to everyone who graciously donated and sponsored.
It’s a big month for sports in the nation’s capital. MLB All-Star Week kicks off on July 13, culminating with the 89th MLB All-Star Game on July 17 at Nationals Park. We’ve outlined the entire schedule of events and more on washington.org. D.C. United will play its first match at Audi Field on July 14 against the Vancouver Whitecaps. We’re also excited for the Citi Open, July 28 – Aug. 5 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, which once again is running a special discount with 25% of the proceeds going to AEF.
DDC looks forward to welcoming you to our annual Marketing Outlook Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Join hundreds of your colleagues and discover the latest trends in tourism. DDC will also unveil its FY2019 sales and marketing plan and share all-new research on DC’s visitor personas, preparing attendees with ways to effectively reach customers. Speakers include Erin Francis-Cummings and David Reichbach of Destination Analysts and Jan Freitag of STR, Inc. You can register now!
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Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO, Destination DC