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The latest news from Destination DC's Marketing & Communications team.


  • Support of Black Lives Matter Movement
    Following George Floyd’s tragic death and protests in Washington, DC, DDC’s Elliott L. Ferguson participated in several interviews to discuss race relations in the U.S. and how the meetings and tourism industry is responding, below. Content on and social media channels reflected the weekend protests, the Black Lives Matter movement and how to support the fight for equal rights.

  • DC’s Phase One of Reopening
    As Mayor Bowser announced that Washington, DC entered Phase One of reopening on May 29, the team updated content on, social media channels and addressed press queries. Updated content includes Coronavirus-Related Reopenings, Closures And Canceled Events In Washington, DC and Travel Status Update.

  • Recovery Advisory Committee
    DDC has convened leaders from hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, theaters and other entities to inform a recovery strategy. The task force will discuss the current response, 6-18 month recovery plan and work toward a long term strategic plan and industry resilience. 

  • #DCtogether
    The content team continues to support local businesses and unite local hospitality partners on social media with the #DCtogether hashtag campaign. During the pandemic, visit to find the latest updates on the city’s status as well as fun ideas to enjoy the city virtually on weekdays and weekends

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Media Coverage

DDC's Elliott L. Ferguson joined Black meeting professionals on Northstar Meetings Group's "Focusing on Diversity in Meetings" podcast, sharing feedback on how the industry should respond to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Northstar Meetings Group, June 10, 2020

"Our Nation Is Burning": Black Meeting Professionals Respond to Protests Sparked by George Floyd Death
Northstar Meetings Group, June 3, 2020

DDC’s Elliott Ferguson and Cultural Tourism DC's Steve Shulman were on The Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss recovery efforts and the state of travel.
WAMU 88.5, May 28 2020