2019 Spirit of Hospitality Celebration
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A showcase of excellence in the tourism industry, the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration brings together industry leadership to provide funds critical to support the Foundation programs that empower the work of destination organizations globally through research, education, advocacy and leadership initiatives.

Thank you for your support in 2019! Check back soon for details on the 2020 celebration.

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Spirit of Hospitality award winner 2
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Destinations International staff 4
(1) The Spirit of Hospitality Celebration is the industry's premier fundraiser for the Destinations International Foundation. (2) At the 2018 celebration, President & CEO Don Welsh poses with George Stone, Editor in Chief of National Geographic Traveler. (3) Attendees gather at the 2018 celebration reception. (4) Destinations International staff celebrate a successful event.


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Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown has been hosting TV travel programs for 18 years. During her time at Travel Channel she created 10 original international and domestic travel series generating over 170 hours of television.

Samantha's new travel series, Samantha Brown's Places to Love premiered on PBS in January 2018. In Places to Love, Samantha features the destinations, experiences and most importantly the people that make us, the traveler, feel like we belong to a place.

The event will take place at the Hamilton LIVE in Washington, D.C.

600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
+1 202-787-1000