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Member Events


 

Monthly Member Office Hours 

 

Monthly Office Hours have been suspended. Please contact us with any questions at [email protected].

 

 

Webinar & Resource Library

 

Webinars featuring Destination DC President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson

 

Leadership, Faith & Recovery in the New Year

Destination DC, Jan. 26, 2021

 

Grateful for DC: A virtual conversation with Smithsonian Institution's Lonnie G. Bunch III and Elliott L. Ferguson II

Destination DC, Nov. 17, 2020

 

A Win for Words: Historic buildings, today's words & modern meaning
Destination DC, Oct. 14, 2020

 

Leading by Example: Lessons in Race and Racism

U.S. Travel Association, June 12, 2020

 

COVID-19 Briefing: State of the Hospitality Industry

Greater Washington Board of Trade, June 9, 2020

 

View the complete Board of Trade archive.

 

A Check-in with DC’s Hotel Industry Leaders

 

Downtown DC Business Improvement District, May 7, 2020

 

Travel & Hospitality Industry Resources

 

Destination Analysts

This leading market research firm for travel and tourism provides insights into market trends to inform sales and marketing plans.

 

Miles Partnership

Miles is the publisher of Destination DC’s Official Visitors Guide, Official Event Planning Guide and Official Visitors Map and sells advertising in those publications and on washington.org.

 

MMGY Global

MMGY is a marketing communications and technology company that specializes in travel and tourism. MMGY designed washington.org and is Destination DC’s media buying agency of record.

 

MPI

Meeting Planners International

 

PCMA

A comprehensive resource for meeting planners, founded as the Professional Convention Management Association. Some resources are free, some require paid registration.

 

U.S. Travel Association

The national advocacy organization for travel and tourism, the Association also hosts an Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) Webinar Series.

 

Other business resources

 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)

A comprehensive library of business resources for COVID-19 adaptation and general business operations.

 

Destination DC looks forward to resuming regular member events when it is safe to do so, including these favorites:

 

  • Educational Forums

  • Member Mixers and Business Exchange social and networking parties

  • Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting (August) – annual membership meeting, travel and tourism forecast is shared

  • Global Marketplace – how to work with international visitors

Benefiting the American Experience Foundation:

 

  • Member Volleyball Tournament (February)

  • July 4th Celebration

  • Annual Member Holiday Breakfast Party (December)

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