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Destination DC

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Destination DC is a visitor or convention bureau based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1976. As of 2019 they had $24 million in revenue and $13 million in 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.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Washington Dc Convention And Tourism Corporation; and Visit Washington Dc.

(202) 789-7000
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Program areas at Destination DC

Marketing & communications - promote Washington, DC as a Destination via advertising, media relations, and promotions.

Convention sales and services - provides sales staff and activities to generate and service meetings and conventions to Washington, DC. Facilitates relationships with the Washington Convention center, hotels, and other service organizations.

Tourism - sales staff and activities to generate and service group tours, packaged travel and student travel to Washington, DC.

Form 990s for Destination DC

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Oct 14, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-09May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Oct 19, 2017990OView PDF
2015-09Dec 14, 2016990OView PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Destination DC

Total grants, contributions, etc.$20,490,309
Program services$3,904,034
Investment income and dividends$212,629
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$33,475
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$27,918
Total revenues$24,668,365

Vendors for Destination DC

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Councilor Buchanan and Mitchell PCTax accounting2020-08-11
██████████Fundraising software2020-06-25
█████ ███International Advertising$665,0002019-09-01
████ ██████ ███Marketing and Advertising$870,4202019-09-01
███ ██████████████Marketing and Advertising$2,817,7162019-09-01
██████ ███Printing and Storage$484,1812019-09-01
███████ ██████ ███ ███Int and Domestic Adv$433,6332019-09-01
███ ███████ ████████ ██████ ████Actuarial services2016-12-31

Personnel at Destination DC

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Elliott L. FergusonPresident and Chief Executive Officer$523,120May 28, 2020
John KimChief Financial Officer$216,885Oct. 14, 2020
█████ ██ ███████Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications$287,736May 28, 2020
███████ █████Vice President, Convention Sales and Services$243,285May 28, 2020
███████ ████████Vice President, Tourism, Sports and Visitor Services$187,844May 28, 2020
████████ █████Director of Communications-May 28, 2020
█████ ████████Director of Membership-May 28, 2020
█████ ██████Director of Convention Sales$166,636May 28, 2020
████ ███████National Account Director-May 28, 2020
████ ██████International Account Director-May 28, 2020
...and 23 more key personnel

Peer convention centers and visitor bureaus

1Visit Tampa Bay501(c)(6)$16 millionTampa, FL
2Akron / Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (ASCVB)501(c)(6)$7.2 millionAkron, OH
3Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB)501(c)(6)$20 millionPhiladelphia, PA
4Destination Cleveland501(c)(6)$17 millionCleveland, OH
5New Orleans and Company501(c)(6)$37 millionNew Orleans, LA
6Destination Ann Arbor501(c)(6)$6.9 millionAnn Arbor, MI
7Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$16 millionScottsdale, AZ
8Memphis Tourism Corporation501(c)(6)$16 millionMemphis, TN
9Visit Albuquerque501(c)(6)$6.5 millionAlbuquerque, NM
10Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau (GCVB)501(c)(6)$24 millionDuluth, GA
11Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$33 millionAtlanta, GA
12Visit Anchorage501(c)(6)$9.5 millionAnchorage, AK
13Visit Salt Lake501(c)(6)$15 millionSalt Lake City, UT
14Visit Denver501(c)(6)$39 millionDenver, CO
15Discover The Palm Beaches501(c)(6)$16 millionWest Palm Beach, FL
16Visit Tucson501(c)(6)$9.9 millionTucson, AZ
17VisitGreenvilleSC501(c)(6)$9.2 millionGreenville, SC
18Visit Austin501(c)(6)$14 millionAustin, TX
19San Francisco Travel Association501(c)(6)$32 millionSan Francisco, CA
20Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB)501(c)(6)$33 millionHonolulu, HI
21Visit KC501(c)(6)$13 millionKansas City, MO
22Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau501(c)(6)$7.2 millionMonterey, CA
23Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB)501(c)(6)$19 millionDetroit, MI
24Visit Baltimore501(c)(6)$16 millionBaltimore, MD
25Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)501(c)(6)$36 millionMiami, FL