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Jul 09, 2014, 11:45 ET

Washington, DC Welcomes Microsoft's 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference

Washington, DC is proud to welcome back Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, one of the meeting and event industry's most prestigious summer...

May 06, 2014, 15:12 ET
Visitors to Washington, DC spent a record $6.7 billion in 2013. This image must be used in conjunction with the news release with which it was originally distributed. Richard Nowitz/National Geographic/GettyImages (PRNewsFoto/Destination DC)

DC Tourism Community Rally Shows Impact of Hospitality Industry

The District's hospitality leadership today confirmed 2013 as another record-breaking year for domestic visitation during the city's annual Travel...

May 02, 2014, 09:42 ET
Only in Washington, DC: July 4th on the National Mall.  This image must be used in conjunction with the news release with which it was originally distributed. Hisham Ibrahim/Photographer's Choice/GettyImages (PRNewsFoto/Destination DC)

Washington, DC's Yearlong Marketing Campaign Heats Up For "DC Cool Kids"

 Today Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the District of Columbia, kicks off their summer 2014 marketing campaign...

Mar 27, 2014, 12:26 ET
USA Weightlifting American Open logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Destination DC)

Washington, DC Welcomes USA Weightlifting, USA Powerlifting American Open December 2014

 Destination DC, the official convention and tourism corporation for the nation's capital, has announced the selection of Washington, DC as the...

Feb 04, 2014, 11:13 ET

Destination DC: U.S. Travel Association Announces Economic Impact Study Results of IPW

As Washington, DC Prepares to Host IPW 2017, Study Finds International Travel Trade Show's Economic Impact Rivals Super Bowl The U.S. Travel...

Jan 07, 2014, 13:13 ET

Washington, DC Foresees 2014 As Year of New Beginnings

Exciting New Additions, High-Profile Conventions Point to Major Changes in the DC Convention Landscape The new year is looking promising for...

Jun 11, 2013, 16:58 ET

U.S. Travel Association Selects Washington, DC as Host City for IPW 2017

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, joined the U.S. Travel Association today to announce that...

May 07, 2013, 12:28 ET

DC's Travel Industry Rallies to Show Economic Impact of Tourism

Visitor Spending Estimated to be $6.2 Billion in 2012  The impact of Washington, DC's travel and tourism industry was heralded today by...

Apr 30, 2013, 10:39 ET

Washington, DC Summer Savings Discount Hotel Rooms 20-25%

 Today Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation's capital, announces their summer promotion: Select hotels will...

Feb 20, 2013, 10:00 ET

Springtime In Washington, DC Features 20 Hotel Partners

2013 Festival Boasts Parade, Street Fair, Art Shows, More Celebrating 101 Years of Cherry Trees Destination DC, the official tourism and...

Jan 16, 2013, 12:32 ET

2013 U.S. Presidential Inauguration Celebrates a President and a King

Visitors to Washington, DC will celebrate two important African American leaders in one weekend with commemorative events, parades and community...

Dec 05, 2012, 15:51 ET

Washington DC Hotels Have Availability For 2013 Inauguration

Properties Invest More Than $250 Million In Renovations In Advance Of January 21, 2013  With construction of the viewing stage going up...

Nov 15, 2012, 16:17 ET

Destination DC Joins American Express in Support of Small Business Saturday

Consumers Inspired to Think and Shop Small on November 24, 2012 Destination DC today announces its participation in this year's Small...

Nov 01, 2012, 15:55 ET

Twinkling Cityscapes, Dazzling Days: DC Dresses Up for the Holidays

Destination DC Launches Holiday Campaign, Web Resources, Live Online Concierge Service for Travelers Between Thanksgiving and New Year's...

Oct 31, 2012, 18:23 ET

Washington, DC Hotels Primp & Prep For 2013 Inauguration

NEW PROPERTIES, MORE THAN 12 HOTELS WITH SIGNIFICANT NEW ADDITIONS As the race for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue heats up, hotels in the nation's...

Sep 28, 2012, 15:37 ET

Indigestion 2012: Election-inspired Food And Beverage Specials Bloom In Washington, DC

THIRTEEN DINING SPECIALS CHALLENGE PARTISAN APPETITES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL  In a city with a noted appetite for bipartisanship, many...

Sep 28, 2012, 15:16 ET

Experience Washington, DC For Free This Election Season

A LIST OF 100 FREE AND ALMOST FREE THINGS TO DO IN DC With all the current debate about taxes this election season, it's good to be reminded...

Jun 18, 2012, 15:46 ET

Destination DC and American Express Reward Summer Visitors

American Express Cardmembers to receive a $30 statement credit when they spend at three participating merchants  Destination DC and...

May 21, 2012, 14:02 ET

Summer Fancy Food Sweepstakes Serves Exclusive DC Eats, Luxe Travel

Destination DC's tasteful prize package offers access to trade-only Summer Fancy Food Show  Washington, DC is a world-class dining...

Jan 26, 2012, 16:41 ET

Springtime in Washington, DC Features 55 Unique Hotel Partners

Highlights include family festivals, art exhibits and 100th anniversary of the gift of cherry trees  Destination DC, the official...