Member eNews

January 2018

Date Nights DC - Your ultimate guide to romance and date ideas in Washington, DC

Dear Members,

Happy New Year! DC is staying busy. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival is under way through Feb. 15, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington’s Winter Restaurant Week runs from Jan. 22-28 and the annual Washington Auto Show comes to the Convention Center from Jan. 26 – Feb. 4.

Destination DC’s (DDC) annual Open House is Feb. 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. This year’s theme is “DC Has an All-Star Team,” in recognition of the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Week in Washington, DC from July 13-17. Open House is an opportunity to meet our team and learn about our marketing, tourism and sales efforts. Please register if you have not already.

Date Nights DC celebrates the season of romance in the nation’s capital to inspire overnight visitation during a need period. Visit to find more than 100 date ideas as well as member deals, which you can submit through the Member Extranet. Advertising for the campaign is in-market regionally. DDC will also promote Date Nights by greeting morning rush hour commuters with a free sweet treat and date ideas at select DC Metro stops on Feb. 1.

National Plan for Vacation Day is on Jan. 30. As part of U.S. Travel Association’s Project Time Off, the promotion encourages people to declare their vacation days for the rest of the year.

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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