Welcome to the refreshed Member News. We’ve improved this communication to further showcase how Destination DC (DDC), its departments and our members are promoting our destination, in addition to highlighting ways you can get more involved.
Please make sure to check out our new advertising campaign in partnership with Events DC, Experience DC, which launched on June 23. Along with Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, DMPED and Events DC, we hosted media on a Big Bus Tour from the Washington Monument to Ben’s Chili Bowl for a public celebration of the campaign, which aims to attract more domestic leisure visitors and out-of-state travelers to DC this summer. I’d like to thank our mayor, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Events DC, my board chair Stacy Smith, Big Bus Tours and Ben’s Chili Bowl for their support.
I’m pleased to share that last week, our office officially reopened for staff and select in-person meetings. The visitor services team is ready to welcome guests by appointment on the 4th floor. DDC also hosted a successful July 4th event at Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacists Association, which is one of the coolest places to see the fireworks. After the cancellation last year, our nation’s capital shined and we are fortunate that many members were able to join us. Mark your calendar for our next major event, the 2021 Marketing Outlook Meeting, set for Sept. 29 at Capital Turnaround.
Find out more about this summer in DC on washington.org.
Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO