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Dear Members,

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served. Everyone at Destination DC (DDC) would like to thank you for your service.


Plans are underway for Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. We will be compiling all the information visitors will need about the status of the city, what’s open and more on Look for more information about submitting hotel packages and member deals soon.


As you may know, Mayor Bowser has announced updated travel guidelines for Washington, DC. All visitors to the city now require a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to traveling to the city, with the exception of those coming from Maryland, Virginia and a few low-risk states. Guidelines are listed on


Please continue to upload your deals and Staycation Specials to the Member Extranet for our Stay Local DC campaign, which encourages local consumers to safely enjoy a staycation in the District. With more than 120 deals on the site already, the campaign has momentum. Your deals should feature value-driven messaging, detail your COVID-19 protocols and include any restrictions.


DMV Black Restaurant Week is underway and will run through Nov. 15. Show your support for Black-owned restaurants, cafes, pop-ups and businesses throughout the area, as participating locations are offering discounts throughout the week for both to-go and in-person dining.


We have fall and winter covered in our new Official Visitors Guide. The latest edition is now in-market and online. Inside, you will find free things to do, seasonal activities, the wonders of DC’s neighborhoods and much more.


Read on for more information about current events and programs, recent media coverage and more. Also, make sure to review the latest travel research update and learn more about Convention Sales and Services updates.


Kind regards,


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

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