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Dec 07, 2016, 10:52 ET Winter Wonderfully: Spend the December Holidays in Washington, DC

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC helps would-be visitors plan unforgettable holidays in the...


Nov 09, 2016, 09:07 ET Destination DC Helps Travelers Book Hotels, Plan Itineraries for the 58th Presidential Inauguration

Washington, DC's hospitality community is united in its preparation for the inauguration of the 45th president on Friday, January 20, 2017. Hotels,...


Oct 13, 2016, 15:52 ET Michelin Dining Guide Heightens Washington, DC's Status as a Culinary Capital

Driven by talented chefs, gracious service and an expanding number of independent neighborhood restaurants, Washington, DC is an acclaimed dining...


Aug 24, 2016, 11:00 ET Destination DC Announces Record 2015 Visitation and FY 2017 Plans at the Annual Marketing Outlook Meeting

 Destination DC (DDC) today announced a record 21.3 million total visitors to Washington, DC in 2015, up 5% over 2014. DDC president and CEO...


Jun 22, 2016, 12:00 ET Washington, DC Announces Special Events During IPW 2017

 Destination DC (DDC), announced plans today for an incredible lineup of special events to showcase DC during the U.S. Travel Association's IPW...


May 03, 2016, 10:30 ET DC Travel Rally Proclaims Impact Of Hospitality & Tourism Industry

 Leadership from Washington, DC's hospitality and tourism industry confirmed today that 2015 is the sixth consecutive record-breaking year for...


Mar 23, 2016, 12:32 ET Get Swept Away By Spring: Washington, DC Blooms With Excitement

 Washington, DC is synonymous with spring and Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation's capital, is prepped to...


Dec 21, 2015, 11:07 ET Washington, DC to Welcome Hospitality and Cultural Inventory and Celebrate Milestones in 2016

In 2016, Destination DC, the official convention and tourism bureau for the nation's capital, will welcome significant hospitality and cultural...


Nov 02, 2015, 13:15 ET Ring In The Holidays DC Cool-Style: Washington Shines Throughout The Season

Washington, DC dazzles throughout the holiday season. Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation's capital, helps...


Oct 01, 2015, 11:44 ET Destination DC outlines Convention Sales and Services Strategy, Outlook for Fiscal Year 2016 and Beyond

Destination DC's Convention Sales and Services team has outlined strategies to continue attracting business to Washington, DC going into the new...


Sep 30, 2015, 11:50 ET Destination DC to Redesign Website, Partners with MMGY Global

Today Destination DC, the tourism and marketing office for Washington, DC, announced the selection of MMGY Global as the developer for the relaunch...


Nov 20, 2014, 11:46 ET Take a Shine to the Winter Holidays in Washington, DC

The nation's capital shines brightly throughout the holiday season. Whether visitors seek family fun, like the lighting of the White House...


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 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 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 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...


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...