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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, 2019. With a perfect view of the fireworks, this party is the best place to celebrate our colorful capital! You'll have front row seats for the...

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

DDC hosted its annual New York City Media Mission on March 6 and 7, designed to inspire long-lead stories about the District. There were 14 partners and dozens of journalists in attendance for a cocktail reception at Legacy Records on March 6 and a seated luncheon at Manhatta on March 7. DDC and...

Theater and Performing Arts in Washington, DC - Couple walking under the Warner Theatre marquee in downtown DC
Media Coverage

On the domestic side, DC’s restaurant scene and the National Cherry Blossom Festival generated coverage. Internationally, the nation’s capital was featured in a prominent Korean publication and on Japanese television. Trade press covered DDC’s Global Marketplace and quoted president and CEO Elliott...

Media Coverage
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
New Members & Member Updates

Read on for: Member Deals & Spotlight Member Updates New Members ••• Member Deals & Spotlight Member deals and who's in the spotlight this month Blossom at Comfort Inn DC Downtown Plan your spring break trip today! Package includes free valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily hot...

New Members and Member Updates
On the Road & What's in Town

Destination Celebration (April 1-5, Minneapolis, MN, Kansas City, MO) Attendee: Katelyn Diehl The evening networking event was created six years ago by founding co-hosts David Kinney with Louisville Tourism and Lisa Lopez of NYC & Company. The event has been held in Kansas City, Mo. for five...

On the Road and What's in Town
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
Industry Buzz

Tori Barnes is the new executive vice president of public affairs and policy for the U.S. Travel Association after being promoted from senior vice president of government relations. Barnes will lead the association’s outreach efforts to encourage pro-travel policies. Prior to U.S. Travel, she...

Industry Buzz
Tourism News & Events

China Sales Mission (March 11-16, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou) Attendees : Elliott Ferguson, Theresa Belpulsi, Taylor Malcolm, Vanessa Casas, Tara Miller The international tourism, media relations and MICE teams conducted a mission in DC’s top inbound overseas market, China. The team held trade...

Tourism News
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 Student...

American Experience Foundation Backyard Bound Field Trip in Washington, DC