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Media Coverage

Find out where DC has been in the news this month.

Destination DC's (DDC) editorial efforts focus on DC’s recovery and reopening plan across domestic and trade outlets and provide future travel inspiration in top international markets. The team successfully placed stories surrounding development, anniversaries and summer travel.


Domestic Media

Nick Ewen of The Points Guy explored a pandemic-friendly long distance travel option with an overnight train from Florida to Washington, DC.
The Points Guy, May 10: My daughter and I took a train while my wife flew from Florida to DC — here’s what it was like

By the Way, The Washington Post’s travel vertical, made the case for a return to big city escapes for summer 2021 thanks to greater availability, value deals and the return of dining, shopping and entertainment without restrictions.
The Washington Post, May 11: Summer trips all booked up? Don’t forget about the big cities.

Washington, DC’s reopening news made national headlines and Travel + Leisure previewed everything potential visitors need to know ahead of reopening.
Travel + Leisure, May 12: Washington, D.C. Plans to Fully Reopen in June

Travel + Leisure covered new town house style accommodations popping up at hotels across the globe, including DC’s very own Rosewood. 
Travel + Leisure, June Issue: Home Sweet Home

International Media

India’s Travelgram and Business India covered the Smithsonian’s 175th Anniversary while highlighting the FUTURES exhibit coming to the Arts & Industries Building.
Travelgram (India), May 14: Road to the FUTURES: The Smithsonian will invite in travellers with an exciting new exhibition
Business India, May 17-30 Edition: A look into FUTURES

Several of the UK’s leisure publications highlighted Amtrak’s 50th anniversary. 
Sunday Mirror, Daily Star, Irish Sunday Mirror (UK): Amtrak celebrates 50 years

France’s Saveurs featured DC’s robust and award winning food scene highlighting several neighborhood restaurants.
Saveurs (France): Washington, DC: découverte d’une capitale culinaire

Germany’s Reisezeit covered what’s new in the capital region, including this year’s anniversaries at The Kennedy Center and The Phillips Collection.
Reisezeit (Germany): Viel Neues in Washington, DC, Maryland und Virginia (What's new in the Capital Region USA)

Trade Media

DDC shared news that DC Allows Full Capacity for Meetings and Events with trade outlets. Domestic and international coverage included PCMA News Junkie, Boardroom, Meeting Mentor, Meeting Spotlight and Conference and Meetings World.

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