Destination DC serves as the lead organization 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 centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings. In 2017 visitor spending totalled $7.5 billion, representing more than $814 million in new tax dollars for the District of Columbia. Washington, DC welcomed a record 22.8 million visitors in 2017 – a record high that includes more than 2 million overseas visitors.
Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of 1,000+ businesses and organizations that support the DC travel and tourism sector. A contracting arm of Events DC, the organization is funded by a percentage of DC’s hotel occupancy tax, along with membership dues and co-operative marketing fees.
Canuckiwi Ltd represents Destination DC in Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re eager to expand our relationship with Canuckiwi. The team has already demonstrated immense passion and dedication to showcasing our city that we’re confident it will lead to increased tourism from Australians and Kiwis.”
President & CEO