Member eNews

March 2020

Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial

Dear Members,

In lieu of our normal Member eNews, please know that we’re focused on communicating the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and outbreak in Washington, DC. The situation is changing rapidly and we’ve communicated with members and stakeholders on Monday and Wednesday, with another update today, in addition to sharing current information daily with customers.

Like many of you, Destination DC anticipates lost revenue associated with the loss of business to the city. In addition to addressing urgent, daily needs, we are actively working on a recovery strategy to promote travel to the city after the effects of COVID-19 subside. 

Destination DC’s (DDC) marketing and communications team is fielding dozens of media requests related to coronavirus, updating content on and social media and evaluating advertising strategy.

Find updates on travel status and closures and cancellations at, U.S. Travel Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and additional department updates below.  

Kind regards,

Elliott L. Ferguson, II
President & CEO, Destination DC

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