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DC’s 2017 record domestic tourism announcement was covered. Domestically, DC’s design prowess, one of its most acclaimed restaurants and many of its museums were highlighted. Internationally, a segment on DC aired on two popular French TV channels. DDC’s marketing efforts to attract Chinese visitors were showcased internationally and in industry coverage.
2017 Record Domestic Visitation Coverage
DDC announced record 2017 domestic visitation to Washington, DC and visitor spending at Travel Rally on May 9. Coverage included the Washington Business Journal, WAMU 88.5, WTOP, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions and USAE.
DC’s Maydan lands on Food & Wine’s Restaurants of the Year for 2018.
Food & Wine, April issue: Food & Wine Restaurants of the Year 2018
Alaska Airlines Magazine profiles DC, including mentions of the National Museum of Natural History, the National Portrait Gallery, the International Spy Museum, the Four Seasons Hotel and The Darcy.
Alaska Airlines Magazine, April issue: Historic Washington, D.C.
Nancy Trejos of USA Today highlights the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s new window when visitors can enter without a timed pass.
USA Today, April 4: African American history museum to offer ‘Walk Up Wednesdays’ in April
Architectural Digest focuses on the District’s status as a hub for great design.
Architectural Digest, April 17: One of the Nation’s Most Exciting Design Hubs May Surprise You
Frances Kuo of CGTN America highlights DDC’s marketing efforts to attract more Chinese visitors and includes images of DC’s WeChat profile. DDC president and CEO Elliott Ferguson is featured.
CGTN America, April 19: Washington, D.C. offers unique tourist program that partners with WeChat
France’s Télématin aired a 5 minute, 43 second video featuring DC, Alexandria, VA and Annapolis, MD during the week of President Macron’s official state visit to the U.S. The program was also shown on TV5 Monde, the top French TV channel that is broadcast internationally.
Télématin, April 23: Partir – Washington
DDC’s efforts to reach the Chinese market, including the forthcoming non-stop flight from Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific, is referenced in a Chinese trade publication.
MICE China, April 11: 2018 US Capital Region Tourism Promotion Seminar Held in Beijing
DDC’s DC Loves Buses initiative received coverage in the April 23 edition of USAE.
USAE, April 23: News Section
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