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Industry Buzz

Find out what's happening in the Washington, DC tourism and hospitality industry.

DDC Staff Highlights

The executive office welcomed two apprentices in January, Ariana Hines and Kwame Brown, as well as intern Charles “CJ” Bridge. Mekhi Hayes joined the tourism, sports and visitor experience department as its new intern while Ma-Lyke Davis joined the convention sales and services team as an intern as well.


Member Highlights 

DEI Cohort 2024 
DDC supports local businesses owned by underrepresented groups in the tourism industry. The DEI Business Fellows receive complimentary marketing, mentorship, education and networking opportunities to help sustain and grow their businesses.

Sustainability Summit: March 13
8:30-11 a.m.
Capital Turnaround, 700 M Street SE Washington, DC 20003

Boqueria Referral Program for Tour Operators
For every 15 guests you send to Boqueria, you will receive $25 in dining. Your guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of bubbly and Spanish hospitality to escort them through a memorable dining journey. You can reserve one designated Local Love table during peak dining hours for your guests. Every quarter, the number of covers you send will be tallied and a gift card will be distributed. Keep an eye out for happy hour events to sip and mingle. For inquiries and bookings, please contact Hadley at [email protected].


New DDC Members

PlaceMakr Dupont Circle
Features modern and fully furnished one bedroom and studio apartments for nightly, weekly and monthly stays.

Convention Services
Events by Chalk
An impeccable full-service destination and event management group headquartered in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Jon Armstrong Photography
As a full-service headshot and event photographer based in the DC area, Armstrong loves to create professional headshots and event images for business.

7 Pointe Planning
We create experiences... not just events!

Signature Concepts LLC
Aligns with brands, corporations, small business owners, non-profits and government contractors.


TapSnap DC
Cutting-edge photo entertainment, social media coverage, brand activation and data capture at a wide variety of events.


The District Pit
Boasting a wide variety of menu options to choose from, including BBQ, southern comfort food, vegetarian options and delicious sweets.

Code Red DC
Offers semi-private events for groups of 15 guests seated or 25 standing, as well as full buyouts for 70-75 guests seated or 120 standing.

Restaurant focused on Ethiopian cuisine and culture. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients to evoke the true taste of Ethiopia.

The perfect venue for unforgettable events, from corporate functions and family reunions to festive holiday parties.

Raising Cane’s
Chicken Finger Tailgates are a great choice for feeding a large group. Order in quantities of 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 and 300.

New Heights Restaurant
A MICHELIN Guide-rated and trusted neighborhood gem, serving the Woodley Park quarter of Washington, DC since 1986. 

See and Do
The graffiti art class attracts folks of all kinds, even corporate clients looking for ways to team-build, explore risk taking and let loose.

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee
A human rights movement disguised as a coffee shop.

Comedy Shows Near Me
Since inception, CSNM has produced over 100 shows, offering audiences countless laughs and a diversity of comedic voices and styles with every show.

DC Design Tours
Guided DC tours focused on architecture and design. Great for groups, families, conferences. Visit the Monuments, Capitol Hill, Georgetown and more.

Friends of Anacostia Park
Through our public events and programming, we activate Anacostia Park as a vibrant convening point for all visitors.

Sixth & I
A center for arts, entertainment, ideas and Jewish life in Washington, DC.

Zenith Gallery
Premier source for contemporary fine art in Washington, DC.

LA Executive Services
Transportation services that define luxury, style, comfort and safety.


American Experience Foundation

Member Volleyball Tournament
Friday, Feb. 16 from 4-8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Register as an individual or as a team and compete against local organizations for bragging rights and prizes.

Limani hosted students from Ballou and Roosevelt High Schools,Culinary Academies. allowing attendees to learn about the inner workings of a restaurant. Students were able to talk with managers and the head chef about their strategies for running a successful establishment.

Backyard Bound
AEF hosted seven career academies in culinary, hospitality and mass media for an overnight experience in DC. AEF curated a professional learning opportunity for 68 students that included 12 industry-based activities in 18 hours.

Take a look back at a December visit from AEF students.


DDC Careers

Check out DDC's latest job openings and share with your networks and colleagues.


Industry Careers

Search or add your job openings to the DC travel, tourism and hospitality careers page. Email your company name, job title and link to [email protected]. Positions will be posted for 30 days. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. Additionally, visit the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington's for more hospitality jobs. 


Check out the full Destination DC Member News to learn more about what's going on this month.

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