In conjunction with Destination DC, Excite Holidays recently held an exclusive agent event to celebrate their campaign, ‘DC: The Insider’s Guide’.

On Tuesday 4th September, 40 top-selling agents stepped into Hot Sauce, located within the QT in Melbourne’s CBD, and found themselves transported into a DC jazz bar, complete with a jazz quartet, classic cocktails and American fare.

Elliott L. Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC gave a short presentation that highlighted the best of the capital, including plans for the future of the city, inspiring agents and encouraging them to consider DC for their clients’ next USA itineraries. Christina Mcaree, Director of International Sales for Kimpton Hotels also presented a short update on the Kimpton properties in the city.

On arrival, guests were welcomed with a bespoke cocktail known as ‘The Rickey’ – a refreshing combination of bourbon, lime, ginger, honey and soda. Melbourne-based jazz quartet ‘Downtime’ provided live music for the evening, while guests enjoyed fresh oysters, crispy fried chicken and a DC favourite – the Half Smoke.

Guests left the event with a goodie bag filled with Excite Holidays and Destination DC merchandise, and a new found understanding for what makes DC such a great destination for any type of traveller.