Pre-pandemic, our markets produced more than 90,000 visitors per year for Washington, DC, keeping us firmly in the top 10 overseas arrival markets for the nation’s capital. With the rise in interest for covid-safe destinations and independent travel vacations post-pandemic, it is an extremely important time to ensure awareness amongst trade partners of the offerings Washington, DC has available for when international travel resumes in 2022. During the pandemic, there have been new attractions, renovations and exhibits that have extended growth in DC’s unique neighbourhoods and will continue to be the draw card for visitation.
Destination DC is looking to engage with agents so the team is ready to help their clients as borders open for travel again.
Destination DC and Canuckiwi will be bringing the current Special Agent Academy online training platform to life for Aussie and Kiwi agents through a three module webinar series. By completing our webinar series, registered agents will then become certified as a DC Special Agent.
|Session 1 – Washington, DC Special Agent Academy – Mission Information and Discover the Real DC
Thu 4 November: SYD 9am / AKL 11am. Register here
|Session 2 – Washington, DC Special Agent Academy – 3M’s (Monuments, Memorials and Museums)
Thu 18 November: SYD 9am / AKL 11am. Register here
|Session 3 – Washington, DC Special Agent Academy – Sports, Festivals, Events & The Capital Region USA
Thu 2 Dec: SYD 9am / AKL 11am. Register here
The Washington, DC Special Agent Academy welcomes travel professionals to participate in destination training.
The program is designed to train and engage our agents to become a master-of-influence. Be trained in what makes Washington, DC so captivating to travellers. Master the art of matching travellers special interests and travel styles with a personalised DC experience. Gain access to open future FAM opportunities and entry to win special prizes.
The DC Special Agent Training Program is designed to help you sell Washington, DC more effectively to your customers, as well as tailor suggestions for their different interests and needs in the city.
- DC Special Agent badge and certificate recognizing you as a DC expert
- Automatic entry to be considered for future familiarization tours (FAMs)
- Access to DC special deals and discounts for your personal use
- Access to new and updated training missions to ensure that you remain a DC expert, even after you’re certified
- Receive Newsletters to stay up to date on DC travel News