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Liability Waiver

Representative Information

This information is regarding the contact that is participating in the event.  Every contact must fill out an individual waiver.

Event Details

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Familiarization Tour Guidelines and Liability Waiver

Destination DC is pleased that you will be visiting Washington, DC. From iconic monuments and memorials, world-class attractions, top-rated restaurants, great shopping and an exhilarating nightlife scene, the nation’s capital is an ideal destination for anyone seeking an inspiring itinerary. To ensure that your visit is productive please note the following policies:

  • Destination DC (DDC) relies on our industry partners to secure accommodations, sightseeing, meals and local transportation arrangements during your visit. Any scheduled activities that are not complimentary will be designated “on your own” on the itinerary. DDC will assist in securing a travel agent/industry rate for your FAM with the understanding that if DDC is not able to secure rooms up to one month in advance, we will provide a list of hotels that you can contact directly to secure accommodation. Participants will also be responsible for any incidental hotel charges. Traveling companions (spouse/partner/family) will be responsible for their own additional charges. Please review the FAM policy document for further information on FAM guidelines.


  • Participant(s) understand that this is a professionally organized familiarization visit and that they are obligated to attend all scheduled activities. If unavoidable circumstances prevent a participant(s) from attending a scheduled activity, participant(s) must notify a Destination DC representative or the local host contact as soon as possible.  


  • Participant(s) agree to have their professional contact information (name, email, company) shared with the DC partners who host them.


  • Dress code for DDC familiarization tours is casual professional. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.  Any other attire requirements/suggestions will be indicated on the fam itinerary. Some attractions require photo ID and proof of vaccination for admittance – identification requirements will be indicated on the fam itinerary. Some indoor locations require that patrons wear masks. 


  • Participants in fam tours organized by Destination DC are asked to sign the following Liability Waiver:

Destination DC Liability Waiver

In exchange for participating in activities as part of a familiarization tour organized by Destination DC, I knowingly and voluntarily assume any and all risk associated with my participation in these activities. I also agree that in the event of any accident, illness, other incapacity, death or loss or damage to personal property associated with my participation in such voluntary activities, either I, or my estate, will assume and pay for all of my medical and emergency care expenses, and any other costs related to damage, loss, or injury to my person or property and that Destination DC is not responsible for any costs resulting therefrom.

In exchange for participating in such activities, I hereby release, acquit, exonerate and hold harmless, discharge and indemnify and by these presents does for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, release, indemnify  and further discharge Destination DC, its successors and assigns, its officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates of any sort from all and every manner of actions, causes of action, claims, suits, debts, sums of money, accounts, contracts, controversies, personal injuries, other agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, damages, judgments, complaints, costs, court costs, expenses, attorneys’ fees and demands whatsoever, at law, which concern, refer, relate to, comprise or arise from my participation in the tour. In the event of any claim or controversy arising from or relating to my participation in the tour, jurisdiction and venue of such claim or controversy shall be in the Courts of the District of Columbia. 

By checking the box below, it is considered as my signature, I hereby represent that I have read and understand the waiver described in this document and that I have signed this document under my own free will.

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Name of the organization you are affiliated with.

Checking this box, identifies as a signature; and that the above identified party "agrees" to the terms outlined above on this document.

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Date you are agreeing to the terms in this document.


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I, the undersigned, do hereby authorize Destination DC and its agents or representatives to consent, on my behalf, to any medical/hospital care or treatment to be rendered upon the advice of any licensed physician.  I agree to be responsible for all necessary charges incurred by any hospitalization or treatment rendered pursuant to this authorization. 

The effective dates of this authorization are                                       to                                     . 

I am eighteen years of age or older, have read the above authorization, and confirm that the information contained therein is true and accurate.

Signature of Individual Providing Authorization       (indicated by check box below).


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Start date that this medical information above is valid.

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By checking this button "Yes" you authorizing the signature for the above services.

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I hereby consent, authorize, and give Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, and its subsidiaries, representatives, employees, agents, consultants, assigns and successors in interest (collectively, “Destination DC”) the irrevocable right to use, alter, edit, display, copy, exhibit, publish, distribute, copyright, license, assign, and/or otherwise exploit any submission, image, still photograph, video, or audio recording in which my name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance appears or is included on or in any publication, web site, public display, promotional material and events, printed materials and advertisements, electronic and other media and/or motion pictures owned, operated, and/or maintained by or on behalf of Destination DC (collectively, the “Materials”). I represent and warrant that this content is my own and does not include any material owned by or belonging to any other person or entity.

Destination DC shall have complete ownership of the Materials and shall have the perpetual rights and license to make such use of that Material as it wishes, including, but not limited to, in print, web, mobile, out-of-home, event advertising; all Destination DC social media channels; all Destination DC associated websites (editorial, advertising and advertorial purposes) and publications (including but not limited to Destination DC’s Official Visitor Guides and Event Planning Guides).

I, on behalf of myself, my assignees, heirs, guardians, and legal representatives, hereby release and forever discharge Destination DC from any and all suits, claims, causes of action, complaints, obligations, demands or liabilities of any kind, including without limitation all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation, whether in law or in equity, direct or indirect, known or unknown, that may be related to or connected with, or that may arise out of the use of, the Materials.

I acknowledge that since my participation in anything produced by Destination DC or its representatives is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation. In addition, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the Materials. I further agree that the use of my name, likeness, image, voice, and/or appearance, or my participation, in any publication, website, or other use of such Materials by Destination DC confers upon me no rights of ownership whatsoever.

I REPRESENT THAT I AM ABOVE THE AGE OF 18, HAVE READ THE FOREGOING DOCUMENT, AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

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