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Destination DC President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson discusses key steps to economic recovery for the travel industry in his...
08/12/2020
A key 'STEP' to bring back the travel industry

Destination DC President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson discusses key steps to economic recovery for the travel industry in his op-ed for The Hill.

The STEP Act promotes a safe reopening and a healthy travel experience, which is crucial to restoring the travel industry.

Meetings Today recognizes Destination DC's President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson as a 2020 Meetings Trendsetter for his dedi...
08/06/2020
20 Meetings Trendsetters Who Stepped Up When Their Industry Needed Them Most

Meetings Today recognizes Destination DC's President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson as a 2020 Meetings Trendsetter for his dedication to social justice and diversity in the hospitality industry.
https://www.meetingstoday.com/newsevents/industrynews/industrynewsdetails/articleid/34420/title/2020-meetings-trendsetters

These individuals stepped up to help their meetings and events industry colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic or advance the cause of social justice and fight systemic racism following the George Floyd killing. Read more.

08/06/2020
PCMA

In case you missed it: watch PCMA's webinar featuring Destination DC's President and CEO, Elliott Ferguson 👇

Join us LIVE for Ascent Webinar: In Need of a Change: Understanding Perspectives to Lead with Elliott Ferguson, interviewed by Ed Simon.

Thank you to our sponsor Visit Lauderdale for making this session possible!

Register for the link to join at https://www.pcma.org/event/ascent-webinar-unconscious-bias-get-rid-of-the-bs/ .

Destination DC’s American Experience Foundation continues to make headlines! ABC 7 News - WJLA's Alison Starling intervi...
08/05/2020

Destination DC’s American Experience Foundation continues to make headlines! ABC 7 News - WJLA's Alison Starling interviewed students participating in our virtual hospitality internship this summer.

Destination DC helps 70 students imagine steps towards economic recovery while ensuring an equitable hospitality and tou...
07/23/2020
American Experience Foundation Hosts Fourth Annual Career Ready Internship Program Virtually Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Destination DC helps 70 students imagine steps towards economic recovery while ensuring an equitable hospitality and tourism industry.

(Washington, DC) – Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, and its 501 (c) 3 public charity, the American Experience Foundation (AEF), have committed to educating Washington, DC’s youth through the fourth annual Career Ready Internship Pr...

Black leaders in the travel industry answer '5 Questions About Race' in a powerful new video.
07/14/2020

Black leaders in the travel industry answer '5 Questions About Race' in a powerful new video.

"These are discussions we need to have and then follow them with action if we are to effect real change in our country, ...
06/29/2020
Let’s talk about racism in the travel industry - Travel Courier

"These are discussions we need to have and then follow them with action if we are to effect real change in our country, so I encourage everyone to have open and honest dialogue.” - Destination DC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson

Let's talk about racism in the travel industry Ann Ruppenstein Travel Courier talks to a panel of tourism professionals about race, diversity, and how the travel industry can be more inclusive with greater representation across the board. Shalene Dudley Owner, Latitude Concierge Travels Shalene Dudl...

The latest COVID-19 information and resources including the DC Government's Reopening Timeline.
05/21/2020
Coronavirus-Related Closures and Canceled Events in Washington, DC

The latest COVID-19 information and resources including the DC Government's Reopening Timeline.

The coronavirus pandemic and the DC Mayor's stay-at-home order, which has been extended to May 15, has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area.

Destination DC Director of Convention Services, Dianna Waldroup is among the 2020 Connect Corporate 15 Over 50. Congratu...
05/12/2020
Meet the 2020 Connect Corporate 15 Over 50

Destination DC Director of Convention Services, Dianna Waldroup is among the 2020 Connect Corporate 15 Over 50. Congratulations, Dianna! #DestinationDC

The Connect Corporate 15 Over 50 has been shaping the events industry for years. Congratulations to them all.

04/14/2020
Washington, DC loves Global Meetings Industry Day!

GMID shines a light on the real impact meetings have on people, businesses and the economy. Join us and #EventProfs from around the world as we unite for #GMIDGoesVirtual at 12pm ET today in an attempt to break the world record for the largest audience for a virtual conference. Sign up at www.gmidgoesvirtual.com and re-share this video to showcase how we’re bringing #DCTogether.

LEON DC and LEON DC are giving 50% off for all care workers with an ID plus free meals for kids. #DCtogether
03/23/2020

LEON DC and LEON DC are giving 50% off for all care workers with an ID plus free meals for kids. #DCtogether

With school closures, we know many children are going without the meals they rely on.
We're offering FREE MEALS to all children. No catch, no purchase necessary. We just want to help children receive good food.
We're open for take-away at 1724 L St NW from 7am-4pm & at 1350 Eye St NW from 11am-6pm.
#NaturallyFastFood

Washington, DC is taking precautions to reduce the spread of communicable diseases around the city and ensure that DC re...
03/09/2020
Preventive Virus Measures Intensified - Boardroom

Washington, DC is taking precautions to reduce the spread of communicable diseases around the city and ensure that DC remains open for business.

Washington DC is joining the list of countries strengthening the steps taken against the spreading of communicable diseases.

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9
02/24/2020
Venues & Resources

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9

Host your meeting in one of DC’s exceptional venues, choosing from iconic attractions and more than 135 hotels, many of which feature historic and memorable meeting spaces with natural light or amazing waterfront views of the city. In addition to a variety of distinctive spaces, the nation's capit...

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo
02/23/2020
Connected Campus

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo

The Connected Campus initiative shows planners how to use non-traditional spaces to expand the footprint of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and create a diversified meeting layout showcasing the authentic DC. Seven distinct venues offer 20 bookable meeting and event spaces that can accomm...

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9
02/22/2020
Venues & Resources

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9

Host your meeting in one of DC’s exceptional venues, choosing from iconic attractions and more than 135 hotels, many of which feature historic and memorable meeting spaces with natural light or amazing waterfront views of the city. In addition to a variety of distinctive spaces, the nation's capit...

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo
02/21/2020
Connected Campus

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo

The Connected Campus initiative shows planners how to use non-traditional spaces to expand the footprint of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and create a diversified meeting layout showcasing the authentic DC. Seven distinct venues offer 20 bookable meeting and event spaces that can accomm...

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9
02/20/2020
Venues & Resources

Explore these places to stay, meet, eat and more in #WashingtonDC. https://bit.ly/37DdIQ9

Host your meeting in one of DC’s exceptional venues, choosing from iconic attractions and more than 135 hotels, many of which feature historic and memorable meeting spaces with natural light or amazing waterfront views of the city. In addition to a variety of distinctive spaces, the nation's capit...

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo
02/19/2020
Connected Campus

Experience a diversified meeting layout in DC’s convention center district. https://bit.ly/2vO7HTo

The Connected Campus initiative shows planners how to use non-traditional spaces to expand the footprint of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and create a diversified meeting layout showcasing the authentic DC. Seven distinct venues offer 20 bookable meeting and event spaces that can accomm...

Watch AEF students shadow a chef, learn the ropes of the restaurant industry.
02/13/2020
DC high school students shadow a chef, learn the ropes of the restaurant industry

Watch AEF students shadow a chef, learn the ropes of the restaurant industry.

Ballou High Culinary students Zoe Poindexter-Moore and Tymeyah Hall are making something they've never made before. "I don't usually eat at Italian restaurants but this is like a new environment to me," said Poindexter-Moore. "I want to try the different spices in their food you know, because a lot....

Destination DC Senior Research Manager Kate Thompson was named Employee of the Year for 2019! Congratulations, Kate and ...
02/12/2020

Destination DC Senior Research Manager Kate Thompson was named Employee of the Year for 2019! Congratulations, Kate and thank you for all you do for DDC. #DestinationDC

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq
02/11/2020

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq
02/07/2020

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq

A weekly recap of all things Destination DC!
02/07/2020

A weekly recap of all things Destination DC!

A weekly recap of all things Destination DC!

DC is one of three cities chosen for the next season of "American Ninja Warrior."
02/06/2020
Three Cities Chosen for “American Ninja Warrior” Season

DC is one of three cities chosen for the next season of "American Ninja Warrior."

NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” will return this summer for a ninth season, with Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis serving as preliminary-round hosts for the series’ obstacle course…

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq
02/05/2020

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq
02/03/2020

Meet your match at the 5th annual Destination DC Member Volleyball Tournament! Register today: https://bit.ly/3161wWq

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