Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

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
Marketing & Communications Highlights

Highlights Virtual Marketing Outlook Meeting During the annual event, DDC shared the way it is adapting sales and marketing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and plans for resiliency. During his presentation, Elliott Ferguson highlighted how DDC will focus on local and regional markets in its...

Theater and Performing Arts in Washington, DC - Couple walking under the Warner Theatre marquee in downtown DC
Convention Sales and Services

Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many planned client events and conferences scheduled in 2020 were canceled or postponed. Convention Sales Destination DC has seen losses of more than $421 million in cancellations from 42 large-scale events and impactful groups. Out of the 42, 35 were set to...

On the Road and What's in Town
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
Membership: Free Trial Sign-up

Gain instant access to Destination DC’s network of business connections, online visibility, industry intelligence, and marketing campaigns. As the city’s economic development engine through tourism and meetings, our goal is to help our community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. About the free...

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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
Media Coverage

DDC's annual Marketing Outlook Meetinggenerated a wealth of coverage from local outlets. Internationally, women in DC's hospitality industry and the city's music scene received coverage. DDC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson vouched for the travel industry in an op-ed in The Hill . ​• • •...

Media Coverage
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
Tourism News & Events

DC Special Agent Academy – Spanish Edition The Spanish edition of the DC Special Agent Academy, Destination DC’s in-house training program designed for travel agents worldwide, is launching this month during the virtual sales mission to Mexico and Colombia conducted by the international convention...

Tourism News
New Members & Member Updates

Read on for: Member Deals & Spotlight New Members Career Resources for Members • • • Career Resources for Members Your personal brand is only as strong as your ability to sell yourself. To create and maintain professional relationships, you need to know how to network and retain attention. To...

New Members and Member Updates