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Tourism News

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

Connect Sports Link Conference (Aug. 19-23, New Orleans)
Attendees: Lawrence Hamm, Mike Jackson and Eric Kincaid
Connect Sports is a fully hosted buyer program designed for the sports events and tourism industry. The annual education conference and tradeshow joins National Governing Bodies for Olympic Sports, planners, suppliers and industry experts. Destination DC (DDC) held 33 appointments with customers and attended more than 40 educational sessions. The team also hosted a dinner for 20 clients and partners.

Student and Youth Travel Association Annual Conference (Aug. 25-29, Albuquerque, NM)
Attendee: Lindsay Hill
DDC attended the annual conference for student and youth travel. The conference provides pre-set business appointments, networking activities and educational sessions. Lindsay held 40 business appointments with tour operators and hosted a silent auction package. Additionally, DDC hosted a dine around for approximately 30 partners and 30 tour operators.

U.S. Travel’s ESTO (Aug. 26-30, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Attendees: Robin McClain, Torri Christian, Andrew O’Connor, Louis Lu, Letizia Sirtori
Members of DDC’s staff joined hundreds of fellow destination marketing professionals from across the nation at ESTO in Minneapolis. Over the four-day conference, the team attended seminars covering economic forecasts, policy updates, international and domestic travel data, and marketing strategies, trends and technologies in the travel industry. The event concluded with the Destiny Awards, in which DDC was nominated for Best Destination Website and Best Integrated Marketing Campaign.

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