Member Events

Member event presentation
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: 


Global Marketplace: Welcome China

Join Destination DC in partnership with WeChat to get the latest insider information on the Chinese travel and tourism market!

China is both the largest and the fastest growing overseas market for Washington, DC with 300,000 visitors in 2015 - a 36% increase over the previous year.

Learn how your business can "Welcome China" through interactive sessions and networking with international travel experts.

View the event progam.

Read about the featured speakers and panelists.

Tuesday, September 27
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Early Bird pricing through Sep. 13
Members - $125
Non-Members - $135

Register today


Official Visitors Guide open for edits until September 30

Preparations for the 2017 Spring/Summer edition of the Official Visitors Guide are underway, and Destination DC members can now update their 150-character listing through the Member Extranet.

Published twice a year, 800,000 copies are distributed annually to area businesses that engage visitors such as hotels, airports and attractions, and sent out-of-market to people planning trips to our nation's capital. An additional 356,000 people viewed this guide online last year. 

Your listing description should be consumer-oriented in order to get visitors excited about coming to our city and your business. 

We ask that you log on to the Member Extranet to update your listing by close of business Friday, September 30. You will find instructions at the bottom of this post, or you can view this video tutorial.

If you need your username and password for the Member Extranet, click the "Forgot Password?" link or contact the Partnerships & Alliances department at partnership.updates [at]

Action Item: Update your company listing to 150 characters. 
1. Log on to the Member Extranet.
2. Select the "Member Record" tab at the top.
3. Scroll down to find the "Listings" tab and select.
4. Find the "Visitors Guide" link and select the pencil to the left to edit.
5. Click "save" to submit your updates for approval. 

Action Item: If you have made recent changes to your business name, address, phone number or website url, email partnership.updates [at] so we can make updates to your account.


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 2-3pm. 

2016 dates include: October 12, November 9 & December 14

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


Save the Date: 2017 Destination DC Annual Open House

Join the Destination DC team in our offices for a day of member appreciation, networking and fun!

This is an opportunity to meet with each department, see what's ahead in 2017, and have your questions answered by Destination DC staff. An invitation will be sent in January.  


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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