Warm welcome to our newest member – Destination DC
Destination DC serves as the lead organisation to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities. By developing and executing centralised and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings. In 2015 visitor spending totalled $7.1 billion, representing more than $757 million in new tax dollars for the District of Columbia. Washington, DC welcomed a record 21.3 million visitors in 2015 – a record high that includes more than 2 million overseas visitors.
Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of 875+ businesses and organisations that support the DC travel and tourism sector. Formerly known as the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation (WCTC), the organisation was renamed in 2008 to reflect the organisation’s increased emphasis on the city’s unique assets. WCTC was established by business and community leaders in April 2001 by merging the Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association and the DC Committee to Promote Washington. The Washington, DC Convention and Visitors Association was founded in 1931 to promote convention and leisure travel to the nation’s capital.
For more information visit their website https://washington.org/.
Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation NTB/OTO member.
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