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

Gay Games XI DC Rally (June 28, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Destination DC (DDC) staff
DDC coordinated a rally at the National Museum of the American Indian as part of a bid to host Gay Games XI in 2022. Site inspectors had the opportunity to tour DC’s sports venues, analyzing capacities for 12,000-15,000 competitors. This rally brought local and national LGBTQ leadership together in excitement for potentially hosting the games in the nation’s capital. Mayor Bowser gave a remarkable speech on how DC is ready for such an honor.

2017 MLB All-Star Game (July 6-10, Miami, FL)
Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Theresa Belpulsi, Robin McClain, Lawrence Hamm
DC will host the Midsummer Classic on July 10, 2018, so members of the DDC team, along with the Washington Nationals and Events DC, visited Miami, FL to learn best practices as the host destination. The team attended all events, including Fan Fest and a gala, to ensure that DC is successful in hosting this major event in 2018.

Air India Trade & Media FAM (July 7-10, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Letizia Sirtori, Yi Louis Lu, Linda Horowitz
DDC, in partnership with Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Deputy Mayor of Planning & Economic Development (DMPED), hosted six CEOs from top Indian tour operators, organized by Air India. This was a part of the Air India inaugural flight launching, completing the first direct flight from New Delhi to Washington, DC. Partners include Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House, USA Guided Tours, Reston Limousine, International Spy Museum, Newseum, Entertainment Cruises, Carmine’s, Hill Country BBQ Market, Tony and Joe's Seafood Place, Washington Nationals, St. Regis, Washington, D.C. and Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC. Media also participated in a FAM tour that included highlights of Virginia and DC. 

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