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Find out where DC has been in the news this month.
Domestically, the MLB All-Star Game, Hamilton and the Spicy Half Smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl all received coverage. Locally, the economic impact of the Caps winning the Stanley Cup was a focus. Internationally, IPW 2017 continued to pay dividends with elaborate features in international publications. Industry-wise, new flights on Cathay Pacific and Destination DC’s (DDC) new International Business Events Council generated news stories.
Liza Weisstuch of Budget Travel talked to Sunny Sumter, executive director of the DC Jazz Festival, for a local perspective on the nation’s capital.
Budget Travel, May 15: Locals Know Best: Washington, D.C.
Town & Country shows how DC and many of its businesses are preparing for the arrival of Hamilton at the Kennedy Center.
Town & Country, May 15: How Washington, D.C. Is Getting into the Hamilton Spirit
Lonely Planet discusses the MLB All-Star Game returning to DC for the first time in almost 50 years. DDC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson is quoted.
Lonely Planet, May 20: Almost 50 years on, baseball’s Midsummer Classic returns to Washington, DC
People named the Spicy Half Smoke as DC’s best hot dog in its nationwide roundup.
People, May 23: The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.
NBC4’s Shomari Stone interviews Robin McClain about the local economic impact of the Caps vying for the Stanley Cup prior to Game 5.
NBC Washington, June 6: Quest 4 the Cup: Final Series Brings Millions into DC,
Terje Myklebost of Norway won the IPW Travel Writer Award for Best IPW Host City Article with his photo-centric piece on The Graham for GREAT Hotels & Food.
GREAT Hotels & Food, May 2018: Kult i Georgetown
DC hosted Austria’s Karl Kaltenegger during IPW 2017, leading to his recent article that provides a recap of his trip, including a visit to the National Air & Space Museum and a bike tour of the monuments on the National Mall.
Reise, May 2018: Pulsschlag der USA – Washington DC
TTGmice discussed new flights to DC on Cathay Pacific and the potential impact on DC’s Asian group markets.
TTGmice, May 15: New Cathay flights give Washington, Arlington hope for more Asian event groups
Successful Meetings covered the strategy behind DDC’s new International Business Events Council, including the perspective of participants and DDC leadership.
Successful Meetings, May 18: Destination DC Launches New, Improved International Business Events Council
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