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Destination DC Announces Second Annual Travel Professionals Month

Throughout the Month of August, Travel Professionals can take Advantage of Exclusive Deals and VIP Discounts just for them

(Washington, DC) … For the second year, Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation’s capital, has announced a special promotion exclusively for travel professionals. As a way to thank all those employed by the travel industry for making Washington, DC a top U.S. destination, Destination DC has partnered with 34 hotels to offer very special rates during the month of August 2014. Additionally Washington, DC VIP discounts will be offered at participating attractions, theaters, restaurants, retailers and tour companies. To take advantage of special rates, travel professionals can register online at

“We’re thrilled to offer Travel Professionals Month once again this year as a way to reward the hard-working industry that helps us promote Washington, DC,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC. “This is a great opportunity for travel professionals to learn more about the city by experiencing it firsthand. Whether it’s bicycling under the sun on the National Mall, taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park, or visiting the newly re-opened Washington Monument, there’s no better time to visit.”

“We continue to be encouraged by the ever-increasing number of visitors to Washington, DC,” said Theresa Belpulsi, vice president of tourism for Destination DC. “This wouldn’t have been possible without our important travel industry partners. Travel Professionals Month is just one way to thank them for all they do for us. Their efforts do not go unnoticed.”

Upon registration, travel professionals will receive a welcome packet that includes the list of participating hotels and a DC VIP card. Participants will be able to book hotel accommodations directly using the special access codes for this promotion. DC VIP deals can be accessed through the website and redeemed by using their VIP card at participating locations.


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About Destination DC:  Destination DC, the lead destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a private, non-profit membership organization of more than 850 businesses committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historic communities.

May 5, 2014
Media Contacts
Danielle Davis, Director of Communications
202-789-7046; 202-603-2093

Kate Gibbs, Domestic Media Relations Manager
202-789-7072; 202-297-2431

Vanessa Casas, International Media Relations Manager
202-789-7053; 702-578-0255