Destination DC Members

Learn about the comprehensive resources for Destination DC members.

Industry Buzz

DDC appointed Stacy Smith as board of directors chairperson. Stacy is the general manager of the Hyatt Place Washington, DC/National Mall and has been actively supporting career development in the hospitality industry through her venture CityPartners Pathways, as well as DDC’s American Experience...

Industry Buzz
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
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
Marketing & Communications Highlights

Highlights Support of Black Lives Matter Movement Following George Floyd’s tragic death and protests in Washington, DC, DDC’s Elliott L. Ferguson participated in several interviews to discuss race relations in the U.S. and how the meetings and tourism industry is responding, below. Content on...

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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...

Convention Sales and Services

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 Destination DC has seen losses of more than $268 million in cancellations from 33 large-scale events and impactful groups. The $268...

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

Read on for: Member Deals & Spotlight New Members • • • Member Deals & Spotlight Member deals and who's in the spotlight this month Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle Enjoy America’s Virtual Food & Music Festival. This year’s Giant National Capital BBQ Battle is going virtual!...

New Members and Member Updates
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

DDC’s Elliott Ferguson has been interviewed on addressing racism in the tourism and hospitality industries in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. He has also discussed tourism recovery efforts on local news. • • • Coverage DDC's Elliott L. Ferguson joined Black meeting professionals on Northstar...

Media Coverage
Tourism News & Events

DC Special Agent Academy With now close to 500 agents signed up from over 30 countries, Destination DC (DDC) is ready to launch Operation Agent of Influence, the second phase of the program, with webinar trainings about our neighborhoods, sports and events, MICE and Capital Region itineraries...

Tourism News