Member Events

Destination DC Member Events
Connect with leaders in the travel and tourism community. Explore industry trends, technologies and happenings.

For more information please contact andrea.williams [at] (Andrea Williams), Member Events & Publications Manager, (202) 789-7074.


Upcoming Events & Deadlines: 


Member Training: Extranet 4.0

 Join Destination DC for an in-person training on the updated Member Extranet. Destination DC's Member Extranet is the portal where you control your account listings, photos, deals, events calendar, contacts and respond to leads. It is important for your team to understand how the extranet works and how to put it to work for your business.

Come learn the new portal and receive useful tips from the Destination DC team to help you maximize your membership. Bring your laptops or devices and get ready to learn!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
All member: 9 - 10 a.m.
Hotel-specific: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
700 2nd St. NE
Washington, DC 20002

Register for all member session
Register for hotel-specific session


Monthly Member Office Hours

Join the Partnerships and Alliances team on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 - 10:30 a.m. for our new Member Office Hours. It’s a great opportunity for some face-to-face time with your account manager and additional DDC staff from other departments while enjoying some morning treats from Buttercream Bakeshop. Bring your questions and come ready to chat with us about ways to maximize your Destination DC membership.

Office hours will be held each second Tuesday of the month from 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Dates include:  Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10

901 7th St. NW 
Suite 400 
Washington, DC  20001

Register today


Monthly Member Extranet Training Webinars

Destination DC’s Member Extranet is where you control your account listings, photos, deals, events calendar, contacts and respond to leads. It’s important that your team understand how the extranet works and how to put it to work for your business. 

Join our new monthly Member Extranet training webinar. The Destination DC membership team will provide useful tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the Member Extranet and maximize your membership.

This webinar series will be held each second Wednesday of the month from 2 - 3 p.m. 

Dates include: Aug. 9, Sept 13, Oct. 11

Register for a future webinar. Remember to specify your preferred date in the drop down bar. 


2017 Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting

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Join hundreds of hospitality and travel industry professionals at Destination DC's annual member meeting. Discover the latest trends in tourism, from hotel forecast data to U.S. travel policy to international meeting strategies. This is the one industry event that will help you and your business prepare for the year ahead. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers include: 

  • Elliott L. Ferguson II, President & CEO, Destination DC
  • Chris Klauda, Director of Destination Research, STR Inc.
  • Jonathan Grella, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, U.S. Travel Association
  • Thomas Garzilli, Chief Marketing Officer, Brand USA

Sponsor this event and showcase your brand to more than 500 of DC’s travel and tourism business leaders. You’ll reach industry leaders, decision makers and influencers including hoteliers, restaurateurs, service providers, tour operators, transportation companies, event producers and meeting planners. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities contact b.ahmed.ibrahim [at] (Ahmed Ibrahim), (202) 789-7031.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

Early bird pricing through August 8
$90 – members
$115 – non-members

Register today


Destination DC events are a benefit of your membership. All employees of member organizations are welcome to come learn, network and socialize. Most (but not all) are free of charge.

Regular Destination DC member events include

  • Monthly Educational Forums

  • Power Hour and Business Exchange social and networking parties

  • Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting (August) – annual membership meeting, travel and tourism forecast is shared

  • Global Marketplace (September) – how to work with international visitors

  • Ask Me About DC (January/February) – engage and welcome Capitol Hill staff

To benefit the American Experience Foundation

  • Member Volleyball Tournament (February)

  • July 4th Celebration

If you would like to host a member event, please contact our Member Events & Publications Manager.

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