Member eNews

April 2017

@pdiddypics - Softball on the National Mall

Dear Members,

Congratulations to both the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards on their fantastic seasons. The city is very excited to see both teams in the playoffs. Verizon Center will be rocking in the coming weeks as the Caps and Wiz attempt to bring a professional sports title (or two!) to the District.

Speaking of sports: mark your calendars for April 27, when Destination DC (DDC) will host its April Member Forum on sports tourism at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Lansburgh Theatre from 8 – 10:30 a.m. Sports tourism generates 97.7 million room nights and $200 billion in travel spending across the U.S. annually. Join DDC and a panel of experts to learn about the significance of this market for the DC hospitality community. Register today.

The next few weeks are also packed with only-in-DC events that make this a great time of year in the nation’s capital. Events DC Cherry Blast! and the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival (April 15) close out the National Cherry Blossom Festival, while Passport DC kicks off on May 1 and DC Bike Ride comes to town on May 14. For more events, make sure to visit our calendar on

We’re also calling on all DDC members to take our Annual Member Survey, an important tool for gauging how effectively we are meeting our members' needs. Complete this quick survey before May 1 and you will be entered to win two (2) tickets to the Washington Nationals game on Saturday, May 13.

Read on for more information about current events and programs, recent media coverage and more. Also, make sure to review our monthly visitor statistics and to check out upcoming events and conventions in the On the Road & What's in Town section.

Kind regards,

Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO, Destination DC

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