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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

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Domestic Media

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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International Media

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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Industry Clips

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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