About Us

Founded and led by Maricar Donato, an accredited trainer for tourist guides by the World Federation of Tourist Guides Association (WFTGA), Maricar’s WashingTours & Events is a professional tour guiding, training, and event management company based in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, Washington, D.C.

With over thirty years of combined experience in tourism, tour guide training, and special event planning, WashingTours & Events:

  • Directs multilingual cultural and themed tours in English, Spanish, Italian, and French (fluent); German (conversational); and Tagalog and Ilocano (native)
  • Offers full-day and half-day seminars and workshops on cultural diversity and competency, tour guiding interpretive techniques and business skills for guiding, and event management and leadership that are held throughout the world at leading hospitality and tourism colleges, and
  • Is renowned for its professional tour guide training for aspiring, new, and seasoned guides, up-leveling their skills with interpretive techniques, Top Visual Points (TVPs), and use of smartphone technology in providing feedback, developing content, and engaging tour participants of all ages.

WashingTours & Events also provides a supplemental study guide and two-hour study sessions for tour guides choosing to specialize in Washington, DC area history and attractions.

WashingTours & Events takes great care and pride in providing culturally diverse, creative, and inspiring tours, seminars and workshops, and training for utmost client satisfaction. WashingTours & Events is a member of the Guild of Professional Tourist Guides of Washington D.C., International Special Events Society, and Destination DC. We invite you to contact us and look forward to serving you.

Mission / Vision

Fueled with passion and inspiration, our heartfelt mission is to serve each and every domestic and international client organization, professional tour guide training student, and tour group with empowering and up-to-date education by being the industry model in delivering specialized seminars and workshops; innovative, field-based professional tour guide training; and rich, lively group tours. Our vision is that each person touched by Maricar’s WashingTours & Events walks away a better professional and a more informed and passionate individual.

Resume

Click this link to Maricar Donato’s Resume in pdf format.