Read the latest updates from Destination DC's tourism team
American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace (Jan. 8-11, Grapevine, TX)
Attendee: Lindsay Hill
The ABA Marketplace was hosted in-person for the first time since 2019. The show consisted of one day of pre-scheduled appointments for DMOs, along with educational sessions and networking opportunities. Lindsay held 55 pre-set appointments with group tour operators.
Education Travel Adventures FAM (Jan. 24-27, Washington, DC - Holiday Inn Washington, DC Capitol)
Attendees: Lindsay Hill, Jennifer Upshaw, Erica Riddle
Student tour operator Educational Travel Adventures will visit DC to train guides for spring group tours in the city. The group will enjoy a stay at the Holiday Inn Washington, DC Capitol along with meals at the Hard Rock Café and Buca di Beppo.
European Student Tour Operators Virtual FAM (Jan. 25, Washington, DC - Virtual)
Attendees: Lindsay Hill, Erica Riddle
Lindsay and Erica's virtual itinerary features members with products that can serve the student tour market, including The Generator Washington, DC, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (DC & VA locations), Historic America, Anacostia Riverkeeper and Ivy City Smokehouse.
Our Visitor Services team has been busy answering the following consumer questions:
- I have a student group or child that is not vaccinated. How does the Mayor's new mandate affect us?
- What are the current operating hours for Smithsonian museums?
- What is the best time to visit during the spring season so I can enjoy the cherry blossoms and other timely events?
Check out the full Destination DC Member News to learn more about what's going on this month.