Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

On the Road & What's in Town

Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a number of planned client events and conferences scheduled through the end of March were canceled or postponed. Convention Sales ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference (March 1-3, Salt Lake City, Utah) Attendees: Katelyn Campbell, Brandon Murray ASAE’s Great Ideas...

On the Road and What's in Town
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, 2020. 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...

American Experience Foundation Updates

February 11 – Masseria Job Shadow Opportunity Michelin-starred chef Nick Stefanelli and his team at Masseria welcomed two students from Ballou High School’s Academy of Culinary Arts to a very special Job Shadow Day experience working side by side with sous chef Ryan Smith. February 10 – National...

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

Jennifer Upshaw is DDC’s new visitor services specialist. Jennifer brings more than a decade of hospitality experience from her work in Virginia welcome centers and has a passion for informing and welcoming travelers. Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn more about what's going...

Industry Buzz
Tourism News & Events

Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Presented by Adidas (Feb. 15-17, Walter E. Washington Convention Center) Attendees: Theresa Belpulsi and Lawrence Hamm Across the three-day President’s Day weekend, roughly 1,000 teams of young women ages 10-18 competed in one of DC’s signature sporting events. USA...

Tourism News
Marketing & Communications Highlights

Highlights On Dec. 11, DDC and partner Destination Analysts presented the results of the annual ROI study to the DDC Board of Directors. For every dollar DDC spent on the spring and summer campaigns in 2018, the city received $3.03 in taxes from visitor spending, the highest ROI ever. The ROI study...

Theater and Performing Arts in Washington, DC - Couple walking under the Warner Theatre marquee in downtown DC
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
Media Coverage

Coronavirus Coverage Spread of Coronavirus Could Cost DC Millions in Tourism Dollars , NBC Washington Coronavirus fears change art of shaking hands in US capital , Associated Press Cherry trees’ peak bloom expected March 27; festival organizers monitor coronavirus , The Washington Post Tourism skid...

Media Coverage
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