Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

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...

Tourism News & Events

Cherry Blossom Photo Contest on WeChat & Weibo (March 20 – April 14, Washington, DC) DDC hosted its second photography contest in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival on WeChat, China’s most popular social media platform. Followers were invited to submit photographs of the...

Tourism News
Marketing & Communications Highlights

DDC hosted its annual Travel Rally on Tuesday, May 7 at 9 a.m. on Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The communications team leveraged the ninth consecutive year for a domestic tourism record as well as record visitor spending and an increase in local...

Theater and Performing Arts in Washington, DC - Couple walking under the Warner Theatre marquee in downtown DC
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 8th grade 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...

American Experience Foundation Rite of Passage Field Trip in Washington, DC
Industry Buzz

Brittany Smoot is DDC’s new manager, international marketing. Brittany previously managed international campaigns for RoomIt and has also worked with Brand USA. Hope Smith is DDC’s new membership associate. She is a recent graduate of Colorado State University and has volunteered at Visit Fort...

Industry Buzz
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 25% off tickets to National Tour of 'Falsettos' Receive 25% off tickets in select sections and dates to the national tour of the Tony-Award...

New Members and Member Updates
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
American Experience Foundation News

April 25 - First Impressions Matter Over several weeks, AEF collected professional clothes for AOHT students to utilize during their internships. In partnership with the Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters , 20 students listened to a panel of experts on professionalism. Michael Akin of LINK...

American Experience Foundation Backyard Bound Field Trip in Washington, DC
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

DC’s record domestic visitation in 2018 earned widespread local coverage. Cherry blossom season, new hotels and museums resulted in domestic, international and trade coverage of DC. Washington, DC’s Domestic Visitation Coverage Record 21.9 million domestic tourists visited D.C. last year ,...

Media Coverage