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Tourism News & Events

Read the latest updates from Destination DC's tourism team

Delta Airlines & Flight Center Travel Group (FCTG) Australia FAM (Feb. 3-6, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Darren Gan, Erika Jones & Bianca Corallo
Delta Airlines joined FCTG Australia to bring top-selling travel agents to the nation’s capital for a familiarization tour.


George Washington University Guest Lecture (Feb. 6, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Theresa Belpulsi, Lindsay Hill & Georgia Lucas
The team presented during George Washington University’s Intro to Tourism class. The presentation is done every semester to educate the students about a DMO and how DDC markets our destination.


International Inbound Tour Operators Summit (Feb. 11-15, Memphis, TN)
Attendee: Letizia Sirtori
The annual event allows DMOs and suppliers to connect with inbound tour operators in one-on-one meetings and exchange best practices.


Fredericksburg Visitor Center Visit & Training (Feb. 13, Fredericksburg, VA)
Attendees: Georgia Lucas, Tadjanique Phillips & Jennifer Porter
Members of the team hosted an in-person destination training for the Fredericksburg Visitor Center staff. The training focused on transportation, new museums, dining and numerous other things to do in DC. 


USDA Black History Month Presentation (Feb. 14, Washington, DC)
Attendee: Georgia Lucas
Georgia partners with Briana Thomas of Black Broadway to present a virtual tour of the USDA Office of Human Rights and Foreign Agricultural Service. The presentation includes members and landmarks associated with Black history, especially in the U Street neighborhood. 


Georgetown Day School Office Visit & Presentation (Feb. 23, Washington, DC)
Attendees: Alex Gnafakis, Jordi Rozenman, Georgia Lucas & Tadjanique Phillips
Members of the marketing team will join Georgia and Tajanique in hosting high school students at DDC for an office tour and presentation on tourism, DDC’s newest advertising campaign and the local community impact.


India Sales and Media Mission (Feb. 23 - March 2, Mumbai/New Delhi)
Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Letizia Sirtori & Nicole Nussbaum
The global sales and media team travels to India for the first DC-themed international mission of the year. The trio will meet with key travel trade accounts and media and will host two client events in Mumbai and New Delhi.


January Visitor Experience Stats
Publications distributed: 20,068
Online requests: 7,312
Calls: 457
Chatbot engagements: 399


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

  1. When is the best time to visit DC for peak cherry blossom viewing?
  2. Does DC have any special plans for the United States’ 250th anniversary celebration?
  3. What events are the National Museum of African American History & Culture hosting for Black History Month?


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

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