On Thursday, Feb. 24, Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) celebrated the 25th anniversary of Destinations Showcase Washington at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., it announced yesterday.
An annual showcase of meeting destinations and industry associations, this year's event welcomed more than 900 meeting professionals as attendees — including 34 out-of-town hosted buyers — and 174 exhibiting destinations from across North America and beyond.
"There was increased optimism at the event this year," said Destinations Showcase Managing Director Jim Duda. "There appears to be more intent to buy from the planners and that resulted in more RFPs for destinations and strong energy on the trade show floor."
DMAI's next Destinations Showcase, Destinations Showcase Chicago, will take place June 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. For more information, visit www.DestinationsShowcase.com.