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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

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Domestically, DC’s response to the January government shutdown, expected visitor spending from IPW 2017 and the city’s best journalist hangouts were all featured topics. The New York Times also published a glowing feature on the city. Internationally, DC was prominently featured in French and South African publications, and on the industry side, the government shutdown’s effect on meetings in the city was covered.

Domestic Media

InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf was featured in USA Today’s hotel roundup.
USA Today, Jan. 2: January roundup of hot hotel openings

Vogue focused on the District’s most popular hangouts for journalists, inspired by the new film, The Post.
VOGUE, Jan. 7: Inspired by The Post: A Guide to D.C.’s Journalist Hangouts, Past and Present

DC was featured in a Condé Nast Traveler piece on great winter destinations in the U.S.
Condé Nast Traveler, Jan. 17: 9 U.S. Cities That Are Even Better in Winter

Robert Draper of The New York Times wrote a glowing review of the District, calling it “a great American city.”
The New York Times, Jan. 18: 36 Hours in Washington, D.C.

International Media

Sawubona, the South African Airways in-flight magazine, published an extensive feature on Frederick Douglass and his ties to the District, as well as a sidebar of DC highlights. Members mentioned include The Wharf, Museum of the Bible, International Spy Museum and the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler galleries. The upcoming MLB All-Star Week was also highlighted.
Sawubona, February 2018 Issue: Remembering Frederick Douglass

Tour Hebdo, a French publication, featured DC’s vibrant cultural scene, new restaurants and hotels, and an interview with Elliott Ferguson. Members mentioned include the National Air & Space Museum, the Heurich House Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Darcy, Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.
Tour Hebdo, January 2018 Issue: Shoot De Culture

Industry Clips

Katie Arcieri of Washington Business Journal details the expected increase in visitor spending in DC post-IPW.
Washington Business Journal, Jan. 23: 2017 IPW Conference in D.C. to generate $1.6B in visitor spending over three years

Washington Business Journal highlighted DDC’s “DC Is Open” campaign in response to the government shutdown.
Washington Business Journal, Jan. 20: The shutdown begins: D.C. stresses it remains open for business

Elliott Ferguson was quoted in Meetings Today about how a government shutdown would impact meetings in the District.
Meetings Today, January 2018 Issue: How a Government Shutdown Would Impact Meetings

Check out the full Destination DC Member eNews to learn more about what's going on this month.