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American Experience Foundation News

August 10 - AEF and our Academy of Hospitality and Tourism partners convened at the Hyatt Place National Mall to build and enhance our academy programs for the upcoming school year. Special thanks to Hyatt Place General Manager Stacy Smith for hosting us. July 20 - 23 - In partnership with the...

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
On the Road & What's in Town

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders (Jan. 6-9, Pittsburgh, PA) Attendees: Elliott Ferguson, Melissa Riley, Carol Motley, Robin McClain, Caitlin Nicolson, Eric Kincaid, Kara Hsu, Nancy Umansky, Jennifer Rodrigues, Alison Ricketts, Rebecca Doser PCMA Convening...

On the Road and What's in Town
Industry Buzz

Taylor Malcolm is DDC’s new international sales manager for the tourism team. Taylor previously worked in Shanghai for ASAP+, a Chinese digital marketing firm. She graduated from the University of Mississippi and Nanjing University with a dual degree in Mandarin Chinese and international relations...

Industry Buzz
Tourism News & Events

Events DC Holiday Hoops Fest (Dec. 22, 2018, Washington, DC) Attendee : Lawrence Hamm Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, hosted the inaugural Events DC Holiday Hoops Fest college men’s basketball invitational at the Entertainment and Sports Arena...

Tourism News
American Experience Foundation’s July 4th Celebration

Support the American Experience Foundation (AEF), Destination DC’s affiliated 501(c)(3) charity and join its signature celebration on July 4th, 2018. Your company will receive unmatched exposure to Destination DC clients, members, and staff; American Experience Foundation partners, government...

American Experience Foundation July 4th Event - Destination DC - Washington, DC
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
Marketing & Communications Highlights

DDC has been pushing its "DC is Open" campaign since the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 21. The organization is using washington.org, media interviews and outreach, its social media channels (with the #DCisOpen hashtag) and advertising to deliver the "DC is Open" message, alerting...

Ice Skating on Georgetown Waterfront - Washington Harbour - 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
Media Coverage

“DC is Open” Coverage ‘Hoping that this will end soon’: D.C. tourists, residents find workarounds as shutdown drags on , The Washington Post How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation , CNN.com Not everything in DC is closed during the government shutdown: Here's what's still...

Media Coverage