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See what the Destination DC tourism team has been up to.

American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace (Jan. 26-29, Louisville, KY)
Attendees: Theresa Belpulsi, Lindsay Hill
DDC conducted 54 appointments with student and adult tour operators at one of the premier trade shows for domestic group tour business. Other activities included educational seminars and networking events. Theresa and Lindsay also hosted a client Dine Around event at 610 Magnolia with 23 members and 26 clients.

Canada Sales Mission (Feb. 11-14, Montreal, Toronto, Canada)
Attendees: Theresa Belpulsi, Lindsay Hill
The tourism sales team conducted appointments and trainings with free independent travelers (often referred to as FIT), group and student tour operators in Montreal and Toronto. They hosted a VIP client event at North Maverick Brewing Company.

Capitol Hill Volleyball Member Tournament (Feb. 15, Walter E. Washington Convention Center)
Attendee: Lawrence Hamm
DDC hosts its fourth annual Member Volleyball Tournament from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Proceeds from the friendly competition benefit the American Experience Foundation.

Mizuno Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic  (Feb. 16-18, Walter E. Washington Convention Center)
Attendee: Lawrence Hamm
Roughly 1,000 teams of young women ages 10-18 will compete in one of DC’s signature sporting events across three days. The Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic is now the largest youth volleyball tournament in the world over Presidents’ Day weekend.

Flight Centre/Cathay Pacific Australia FAM (Feb. 18-21, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Lindsay Hill, Erica Riddle
This FAM produced by Flight Centre in conjunction with Cathay Pacific Airlines will bring eight top international corporate travel consultants from Australia into DC to enhance their knowledge and portfolio of the city’s tourism product. Companies in attendance will include Flight Centre Corporate Travel, Cathay Pacific, FCM and Corporate Traveler. Participating DDC members include the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, SuperShuttle, Old Town Trolley Tours, The Fairfax Embassy Row, Supra and Washington Hilton.

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