Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

American Experience Foundation Field Trips

AEF field trips would not be possible without the generous support of our industry partners. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students travel to the nation’s capital to deepen their knowledge of American history, democracy, and culture. For many young people, it is their first travel experience...

American Experience Foundation Rite of Passage Field Trip in Washington, DC
Media Coverage

Domestic Media The New York Times named Washington, DC the top place to visit in 2020 on its annual “52 Places to Go in 2020” list. Editors cited the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and DC’s vibrancy beyond the federal government among the reasons for the nod. DC also ranks among the top...

Media Coverage
American Experience Foundation Scholarships & Internships

By leveraging Destination DC’s reach, resources, and its members’ expertise, AEF provides students with unforgettable educational enrichment support, bringing their curricula to life and supporting career paths in hospitality through scholarships, internships, and classroom experiences. Established...

American Experience Foundation - Scholarships and Internships
5 Reasons Why You Should Host a Member Event

Hosting an event is a great way to make the most out of your Destination DC membership. We’ll bring the food, the hospitality community and the presenters, you’ll supply the venue and introduce yourself to a room brimming with great business contacts. Considering that Destination DC hosts at least...

Marketing Outlook
American Experience Foundation News

National Job Shadow Day Did you make a new year’s resolution to invest in our community? Jump start your 2020 by joining us on National Job Shadow Day on February 7, 2020 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Your business will host high school student(s) who are studying hospitality and tourism at DC’s four...

American Experience Foundation Backyard Bound Field Trip in Washington, DC
Industry Buzz

Molly Cannistra joins DDC as its new marketing manager. Molly previously worked for Scripps, where she developed digital and television advertising campaigns for national brands. Amanda Henderson is DDC’s new part-time graphic designer. Amanda has more than a decade of design experience, with a...

Industry Buzz
Get Involved with the American Experience Foundation

Make a tax-deductible donation to AEF Run a revenue-sharing promotion Attend an AEF fundraising event like our July 4th fundraiser Invite one of our field trips to your business Host a DCPS Career Ready summer intern lisa.waldschmitt [at] destinationdc.com (Share your expertise) with our students...

American Experience Foundation Rite of Passage Field Trip in Washington, DC
On the Road & What's in Town

Convention Sales Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders (Jan. 4-8, San Francisco, CA) Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Melissa Riley, Carol Motley, Dianna Waldroup, Robin McClain, Eric Kincaid, Tiffany Elum, Jennifer Rodrigues, Nancy Umansky, Jenna Williams, Cody...

On the Road and What's in Town
New Members & Member Updates

Read on for: Member Deals & Spotlight Member Updates New Members • • • Member Deals & Spotlight Member deals and who's in the spotlight this month • • • Stay Local Deal for Washington Auto Show Save $2 on adult admission at the Washington Auto Show with the code STAYLOCALDC. Valid through...

New Members and Member Updates
American Experience Foundation’s July 4th Celebration

Support the American Experience Foundation (AEF), Destination DC’s affiliated 501(c)(3) charity and join its posh penthouse party on July 4th, 2019. When you join this fun event, you'll also support AEF's college and career readiness for low income students. Guests enjoy Rooftop view of the...