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Dear Members, 

I hope you had an opportunity to join us today for Open House and learn about our marketing and sales efforts across each department. We loved welcoming you back to our office in Downtown DC.
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Mark the calendar: the Member Volleyball Tournament is Feb. 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Check out more about why you should be there below.
Kind regards,
Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO of Destination DC

Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO
Destination DC

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Connect with Arival: A Webinar for Attractions | Feb. 15, 10-11 a.m.

Destination DC (DDC) and Arival are hosting a research-driven presentation for attractions. This information is intended specifically for creators and sellers of tours, activities, attractions and experiences. All DDC members are welcome.

Where: Zoom

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Member Volleyball Tournament | Feb. 17, 4-7:30 p.m.

The DDC Member Volleyball Tournament returns for its sixth year. Register as an individual player for a night of fun, food and friendly competition on the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic court. Tournament winners will receive bragging rights and exciting prizes, and proceeds will benefit the American Experience Foundation.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 

Looking for help this summer? Enlist a Career Ready Intern

Why It Matters: The program provides emerging young professionals the opportunity to receive skills training and guidance from leading industry professionals over the summer.

Go Deeper:

  • As a fully paid opportunity by the DC Department of Employment Services, hosting an intern comes at no cost to the employer.  
  • The students are high school juniors and seniors studying Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary Arts, Mass Media and Communications and Information Technology
  • Students work 20-25 hours per week for six weeks (June 25 – Aug. 4). We are seeking in-person and hybrid internship opportunities.

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Find out what's happening in the Washington, DC tourism and hospitality industry.

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Don't Miss Pink Tie Party: March 16

Don your Haute pink attire for a spectacular night of dazzling flavor, incredible entertainment and more at the 2023 Pink Tie Party hosted by TCMA (A Drew Company) for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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Washington Capital's February Home Games

The Capitals return home after the All-Star Break for six home games in February, including Youth Hockey Day on Feb. 12, Law Enforcement Night on Feb. 21 and Caps Canines Night on Feb. 23. 

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Intangible Forms at ARTECHOUSE

Now at ARTECHOUSE DC, this laser-powered experience aims to inspire us to find interconnectedness. Enter a meditative soundscape inspired by Shinto Shrines, offering us the opportunity to pause and exist outside of normal space and time.

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The team tracked over 43 presentations, virtual client sales calls and in-person meetings in January.

Recent Activities:

  • PCMA Convening Leaders (Jan. 8-11, Columbus, OH)
  • ESPA 2023 Annual Conference (Jan. 20-22, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • EMERGE-The Religious Conference Management Association Tradeshow  (Jan. 24-26, Chattanooga, TN)
  • Phoenix Sales Mission (Jan. 24-27, Phoenix, AZ)
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DDC’s tourism team continues to host and attend events for tour operators from around the world to highlight the benefits of visiting DC. This month, DDC is partnering with Air Canada to welcome travel agents and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to welcome American Airlines. The international sales team is also restarting our Welcome China program where members learn about hospitality best practices for the Chinese market.

What are visitors asking about?

  1. How can I participate in National Cherry Blossom Festival events?
  2. How can I commemorate Black History Month in Washington, DC?
  3. Can you recommend restaurants that can accommodate large groups?
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