Dulles Travelers Aid to Receive the 2019 “Tower of Dulles” Award
September 4, 2019 The Committee for Dulles has named Dulles Travelers Aid the 2019 recipient of its “Tower of Dulles” award. The honor is presented annually to individuals or organizations whose service provides for the betterment of Washington Dulles International Airport and the Dulles economic corridor.
Travelers Aid has been assisting passengers at Dulles since its opening in 1963. It opened with one desk at the Baggage Claim area and has since grown to 14 stations, positioned throughout the airport.
In keeping with the spirit of its mission, the volunteer-based organization has assisted countless Dulles customers by offering directions, information and general assistance to navigate the airport, parking and ground transportation, as well as providing information on the metropolitan DC area. In many cases, the volunteers and Travelers Aid staff have gone above and beyond to aid and comfort to those who may find themselves in a time of stress from traveling and in an unknown environment.
The Tower of Dulles award has been awarded since 1997. It will be presented at the Committee for Dulles’ annual gala on November 15, 2019.
The Committee for Dulles is a dynamic community of business leaders, policy makers, and individuals committed to the goal of supporting the Washington Dulles International Airport as a premier air travel service provider and economic feeder for the business community that surrounds it. The Committee’s activities include lunchtime presentations with keynote speakers on a variety of topics, economic development talks, and a Community Outreach subcommittee that has raised funds for scholarships and grants to nonprofit organizations that support the Dulles community.