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FAM Tours

FAM stands for “familiarization” tour. It is bringing travel trade networks from mature and emerging markets to enhance first-hand product knowledge of Washington, DC. Hosting a travel agent or tour operator FAM tour aims to create and strengthen networks between travel trade and Washington, DC suppliers.


Destination DC (DDC) is thrilled that you are interested in bringing a FAM trip to Washington, DC. To ensure that your group receives the best experience possible in our nation’s capital, please review the following and complete the FAM Request Form and Liability Waiver


Important documents:

Due to increased demand in Washington DC, all FAM requests must be received no later than 4 months in advance of the trip. Support for your FAM is not guaranteed. Destination DC has a limited FAM budget and focuses on supporting FAMs that we organize. Additional requests are considered but are based on staff availability, market priorities and budget. 


Please note that FAM participants are responsible for all costs relating to COVID-19 testing as well as individual travel insurance. The FAM organizer may step in to cover these costs as appropriate. All participants of the FAM must be fully vaccinated to join the FAM unless exempt for medical reasons. DDC follows the local DC government guidelines for what is considered fully vaccinated.


A DDC representative will review your request and follow up with you.

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