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Read the latest updates from Destination DC's tourism team

Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Board of Directors Meeting (Sept. 6, Concord, NC)
Attendee: Theresa Belpulsi
Theresa Belpulsi, VP of Tourism, Sports and Visitor Services, attended the Southeast Tourism Society Board of Directors Meeting to discuss strategic initiatives and the society’s annual plans. STS’s goal is to support partnerships between states to create powerful marketing alliances and promote regional tourism.

US Women’s Soccer vs. Nigeria (Sept. 6, Washington, DC)
Attendee: Christopher Thompson
The United States Women’s National Team played an international friendly match against Nigeria at Audi Field. The match was the USWNT’s first ever at Audi Field and the first in the nation’s capital outside of RFK Stadium. The team last played in DC in March 2017 against France.

DC Bike Ride (Sept. 10, Washington, DC)
Attendee: Christopher Thompson
DC Bike Ride is DC’s biggest celebration of bicycling.  Participants rode on 20 miles of car-free streets while touring the city’s famous sights, including past scenic monuments for unlimited Instagram-able moments.  The route also included quick stops to enjoy local music and food to keep riders energized along the way.

Premier Lacrosse League Semi-Finals (Sept. 11, Washington DC)
Attendee: Christopher Thompson
Audi Field hosted the Premier Lacrosse League’s semi-final matches. The world’s best lacrosse players from the league faced off in a doubleheader with the winners battling out later that day.

Air New Zealand Flight Re-Launch (Sept. 22-24, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Lindsay Hill, Erica Riddle & Erika Jones
Air New Zealand is starting service to the East Coast of the United States, so DDC, along with partners in New York State, is welcoming a FAM trip of top travel trade agents from New Zealand. Invitees include management-level employees of First Travel Group, Helloworld, Flight Centre and Go Holidays. The attendees will be accompanied by a representative of Air New Zealand and Brand USA.

CRUSA Geoplan Touristik (Sept. 22-25, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Letizia Sirtori, Erica Riddle, Erika Jones
DDC partnered with Capital Region USA (CRUSA) to welcome two product managers from Geoplan Touristik ( to the region in September. Geoplan Touristik is a German tour operator specializing in FIT travel and customized fly drives. The company has started a new North American program and is currently expanding its product all over the United States. They have already included and sold DC in some itineraries and are looking to experience more of our destination. 

Brand USA Travel Week Europe (Sept. 26-29, Frankfurt, Germany)

Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Letizia Sirtori, Nicole Nussbaum 
DDC is attending the fourth annual Brand USA Travel Week Europe event to connect with UK and European travel professionals in one-on-one meetings and networking sessions to discuss trends, challenges, innovations and the opportunity to drive future visitation to Washington, DC. As a Brand USA board member, Elliott is participating in a Brand USA press conference and the team is also holding media appointments. 


Our Visitor Services team has been busy answering the following consumer questions:

  1. Are the museums open on Sundays?
  2. How much are  DC JazzFest tickets?
  3. When will the leaves change in DC?

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

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