After a week of exploring the experiences of Washington, DC, the first “Sell Your Way to the USA” incentive trip for winners has returned to Canada.
The winners travelled to Washington via Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with Destination DC’s air partner, Air Canada.
The Washington, DC trip commenced on Feb. 9 and the itinerary guided the winners through national memorials, historic museums, local neighbourhoods and diverse cuisine.
Upon arrival, they began their itinerary with a tour of iconic monuments and memorials with private tour led by WeVenture. They enjoyed a DC Mural Tour exploring the street art of NoMa, and took in the sights, sounds and tastes at Union Market. They also experienced the historic Ford’s Theatre, the site of former President Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865, and visited world-renowned museums including the International Spy Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of Natural History.
Winners were spoilt with the diverse cuisine offerings, enjoying meals at Lapis, Bistro Du Jour and Sequoia Restaurant, which showcase stunning views of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Memorial Bridge. They were also treated to the musical “Ride the Cyclone” at the Tony-Award winning theatre, Arena Stage.
The host hotel was the Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown, a brand with Canadian roots. Located in the fashionable West End and adjacent to the historic Georgetown, the Fairmont welcomed our winners to the U.S. capital in style.
Theresa Belpulsi, Senior Vice President, Tourism, Sports and Visitor Services at Destination DC, said that: “Sell Your Way to the USA program provides a mutual benefit as Destination DC assists agents with their destination knowledge through webinars and training programs, and agents receive fun incentives for bookings.”
Belpulsi continued: “We were ecstatic to welcome the first incentive trip for the Sell Your Way to the USA winners to experience the unique offerings of Washington, DC first-hand, and for our team to build relationships with consultants in an exciting setting. We look forward to continuing our work with the program to host another similar incentive trip in the future.”
Three more trips including Oregon, Seattle and Utah are on the horizon for nine other Sell Your Way to the USA winners in the next few months.
Washington, DC winners and hosts included:
- Sandra Tompkins – TierOne Travel, Calgary, Alberta
- Kelsey Winter – AMA Travel, Edmonton, Alberta
- Sue Kos – Bee Travel (Flight Centre Independent), Sherwood Park, Alberta
- Lindsay Hill – Destination DC
- Erica Riddle – Destination DC
- Erika Jones – Destination DC
In the photo
Seen here, from l to r, are Erica Riddle, Sandra Tompkins, Sue Kos, Kelsey Winter.