Helping to inspire the next generation of travelers and hospitality professionals.
The American Experience Foundation (AEF) enriches the lives of students and young people through inspirational travel experiences and educational opportunities to cultivate the next generation of hospitality industry professionals. AEF is the 501(c)(3) charity affiliated with Destination DC. Download our 2021 Annual Review to learn more.
Hospitality and tourism is a $7.3 billion industry employing 74,000 people in Washington, DC. AEF offers an introduction to the wonder of travel and exposure to hospitality career paths.
-Kayla, 8th Grade Student, Charles Hart Middle School