Distinguished individuals have been named in the U.S. Travel’s Hall of Leaders for “sustained, noteworthy contributions” that positively impact the travel industry and raise industry-wide standards.

Travel industry leaders Elliott L. Ferguson, II (pic.), president and CEO of Destination DC, and Peter F. Herschend, co-founder of Herschend Enterprises, will be honoured as the 2023 inductees into the US Travel Association Hall of Leaders, the organisation recently announced. Ferguson has served as president and CEO of Destination DC since 2009, having previously held the role of senior vice president for seven years.

Herschend Enterprises is widely recognized as the world’s largest family-owned themed attractions company. Its 12,000+ employees collectively entertain 15 million annual guests at more than two dozen entertainment brands across North America.