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Find out where DC has been in the news this month.
DC’s record domestic visitation in 2018 earned widespread local coverage. Cherry blossom season, new hotels and museums resulted in domestic, international and trade coverage of DC.
Washington, DC’s Domestic Visitation Coverage
- Record 21.9 million domestic tourists visited D.C. last year, Washington Post
- DC hosts record number of domestic visitors in 2018, Washington Business Journal
- They Just Keep On Coming: D.C. Breaks Another Tourism Record, WAMU
- DC Breaks Record With 22M Tourists in 2018, Get up DC! (WUSA 9)
- D.C. Breaks Tourism Record for 9th Year, FOX 5
- Tourism Record: 21.9 Million Visitors, ABC 7
- DC breaks tourism record with nearly 22 million domestic visitors in 2018, WUSA 9
- With 22 Million (!) Visitors, D.C. Breaks Tourism Record For Ninth Year In A Row, DCist.com
- DC sets another tourism record: almost 22M in 2018, WTOP
- DC Saw a Record Number of Domestic Tourists in 2018, NBC Washington
- DC Breaks Tourism Record with Almost 22M Visitors, CBS, Washington
- Washington, DC Attracted a Record 21.9M Domestic Visitors in 2018, Meetings and Conventions
- Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, PoPville
- Press release issued: Destination DC Announces 1.1 Million More Domestic Visitors to Washington, DC in 2018
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AFAR addressed the Hamilton Hotel’s Alan Cumming-curated hotel suite that honors LGBTQ rights, the result of a partnership between the hotel and Newseum.
AFAR, April 1: Inside the Alan Cumming-Curated Hotel Suite Honoring Gay Rights
The Los Angeles Times ran a piece on how to best enjoy the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms in the nation’s capital.
Los Angeles Times, April 2: D.C.’s cherry blossoms just hit peak. Here’s where to go and see them
DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts was featured in a Frommer’s article on places where visitors can learn more about the historic and artistic accomplishments of women.
Frommer’s, April 2019: Get to Know Women Who Shaped U.S. History at These Inspiring Sites
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As a result of DDC’s recent India Mission, the publication Sandesh ran an article on the city that featured DDC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson.
Sandesh, April 4: Washington, DC understands the Indian travel trends
The German daily newspaper Nuernberger Nachrichten, which has a circulation of more than 260,000, published a full-page article on the District on the first page of its travel section. The ad value for the piece is more than $61,000 in U.S. dollars.
Nuernberger Nachrichten, April 13: Washington says Cheers!
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Northstar Meetings Group showcased DC’s wealth of new and renovated hotel inventory.
Northstar Meetings Group, April 12: Washington, D.C. Is in Bloom With New/Renovated Hotels
USAE ran a front-page story on DDC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson’s first U.S. Travel Association board meeting as chair.
USAE, April 22: Elliott L. Ferguson Oversees First U.S. Travel Association Board Meeting
Sports Destination Management highlighted the American Experience Foundation’s Rite of Passage field trip, which included participation in Hamm Camp, a non-profit, week-long basketball camp based in Harrisburg, Pa. and founded by Lawrence Hamm, DDC senior manager, sports development & strategy.
Sports Destination Management, April 24: American Experience Foundation Announces Event for Middle Schoolers
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