Destination DC Announces Travel Professionals Month

Destination DC, the tourism and marketing arm for the nation’s capital, has partnered with 17 hotels to offer special rates during the month of August 2013
Capital Dome / (c) Jake McGuire / Destination DC
Capital Dome / (c) Jake McGuire / Destination DC

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Destination DC Travel Professionals Month

Washington DC VIP Pass
DC VIP Summer Deals

Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation's capital, has announced a special promotion exclusively for travel professionals. As a way to thank all those employed by the travel industry for making Washington, DC a top US destination, Destination DC has partnered with 17 hotels to offer special rates during the month of August 2013. Additionally Washington, DC VIP discounts will be offered at more than 40 participating attractions, live theaters, restaurants, retailers and tour companies.

“Travel Professionals Month is a great way to reward the hard-working industry who helps us promote Washington, DC,” said Elliott L. Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination DC. “Whether it's bicycling under the sun on the National Mall, taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park, checking out one of several summertime festivals or experiencing once-in-a-lifetime events such as the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, there's no better time to visit.”

“Over the past year, we've seen a 4.2 percent increase in tourism to Washington, DC,” said Theresa Belpulsi, vice president of tourism for Destination DC. “This wouldn't have been possible without our important travel industry partners. Travel Professionals Month is just one way to thank them for all they do for us. Their efforts do not go unnoticed.”

Participating hotels include:


  • Capitol Hill Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Washington, DC Central                       
  • Mayflower Renaissance                                             
  • The Morrison Clarke Historic Inn                              
  • Renaissance Washington DC Downtown
  • Westin DC City Center


Additional discounts throughout the city underline what a rich variety of experiences DC offers. Visitors can use their Washington, DC VIP pass to save 10-25 percent at more than 40 select outlets including restaurants, theatres, attractions, retailers and more. 

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