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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

Domestically, DC’s rich African-American history, dining scene and status as a spring break destination generated coverage. Internationally, the nation’s capital was featured in reputable French and Brazilian publications. Industry publications covered 2017 hotel occupancy, the potential of a military parade in DC and DDC’s virtual reality program.

Domestic Media

Fodor’s Travel included DC in a list of American cities with stellar international dining scenes.
Fodor’s Travel, Jan. 31: 19 U.S. Cities With an Unexpectedly International Foodie Scene

DC was featured in Essence’s piece on family-friendly vacations filled with black history.
Essence, Feb. 13: 7 Fun-Filled Black History Vacations To Take With Your Family

TODAY highlights the District as a surprising spring break destination.
TODAY, Feb. 19: 5 surprising spring break destinations

The Line in Adams Morgan is featured in USA Today in a piece about new hotels across the country.
USA Today, Feb. 26: New hotels: Gleaming properties from Washington, D.C. to California

International Media

Air France Outremer featured DC extensively in its October-December issue. Members mentioned include Bike and Roll DC, Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, Newseum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Air France Outremer, October – December 2017 Issue: Embarquement (DC story begins on pg. 52)

Brazilian publication Brasilituris published a three-page feature on the nation’s capital, highlighting members including the National Museum of American History, Newseum, the Kennedy Center and Big Bus Tours Washington, DC.
Brasilituris, January 2018 Issue: Uma cidade monumental

Industry Clips

Washington Business Journal discusses the issues surrounding a potential military parade in the nation’s capital, including the effect on tourism.
Washington Business Journal, Feb. 7: A military parade in D.C. raises so many questions. We wade into them.

DC’s strong hotel performance in 2017 is the focus of this Bisnow article.
Bisnow, Feb. 7: Bolstered By Political Rallies, Conventions, D.C.’s Hotel Market Posts Strong 2017

The virtual reality offerings of both Destination DC and Events DC were highlighted in the Washington Business Journal. The piece includes a quote from Elliott Ferguson and a link to the Discover DC in 360 landing page on
Washington Business Journal, Feb. 9: Why Greater Washington’s tourism groups are turning to virtual reality

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