I hope that you had a fantastic time celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family. We had a wonderful celebration on the Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association building to benefit the American Experience Foundation (AEF), which offers students from DC and across the country inspirational travel and hospitality industry experiences. Thank you to the many generous donors and event sponsors.
We’re also excited to announce a new partnership between AEF and the Citi Open, which welcomes the world’s top tennis players to Rock Creek Park Tennis Center from July 29 to Aug. 6. The tournament is offering a special AEF discount of 20% on tickets for select sessions to the tennis tournament, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the foundation. Purchase tickets by entering the promo code “STUDENTS17” here, and please consider contributing directly to AEF here.
Summer rolls on with many more exciting events in the city, as well as DDC’s annual Marketing Outlook Meeting on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Join hundreds of your colleagues and discover the latest trends in tourism to help you prepare for the coming year. DDC will also discuss sales and marketing plans for FY2018. Speakers include Chris Klauda of STR, Inc., Jonathan Grella of U.S. Travel Association and Thomas Garzilli of Brand USA. Register now for early bird pricing.
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.
Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO, Destination DC