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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

Domestic Media

The New York Times named Washington, DC the top place to visit in 2020 on its annual “52 Places to Go in 2020” list. Editors cited the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and DC’s vibrancy beyond the federal government among the reasons for the nod. DC also ranks among the top places to visit from travel authorities Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, the LA Times and Hemispheres.
The New York Times: “52 PLACES TO GO IN 2020”
Lonely Planet: “Best in Travel 2020CNN Travel:
20 best places to visit in 2020
LA Times: “Ten great destinations to consider in 2020”
Hemispheres: 20 Reasons to Travel in 2020

The New York Times detailed how retailers are using hotel lobbies as pop-up shops. Members mentioned include The St. Regis Washington, D.C. and Conrad Washington DC.
The New York Times, Nov. 27: Stores Catch Holiday Tourists Before They Even Leave the Hotel

The Washington Post covered DDC’s promotional ‘Escaleftor’ video, produced to promote the Stay Local DC campaign.
The Washington Post, Dec. 12: D.C. boosters want you to act like a tourist and be an ‘escaleftor’

AFAR touched on the incredible range of activities to enjoy in the District during the holiday season.
AFAR, Dec. 13: Why You Should Go to Washington, D.C. This Winter

Lexington Herald Leader highlighted DC’s outstanding dining scene. Members mentioned include Charlie Palmer Steak, Bourbon Steak and The Watergate.
Lexington Herald Leader, Dec. 16: Capital cuisine: Washington D.C. is now a world-class dining destination too

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International Media

Condé Nast Traveler published this women-focused look at DC’s arts and culture scene. Members mentioned include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Air and Space Museum.
Condé Nast Traveler, Dec. 12: Mujeres al poder (del arte)

DDC partnered with Brand USA to host the new UK food show, Tom Kerridge’s American Feast, in the District. The program follows the popular British chef as he travels through American cities to discover real food culture and histories.
December 2019: Tom Kerridge’s American Feast (Washington, DC episode)

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Industry Clips

The Meeting Professional dedicated its ‘5 Questions’ section to Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of DDC.
The Meeting Professional, December 2019: 5 Questions

Travel Weekly highlighted events as well as hotel construction, openings and renovations to look forward to in the nation’s capital.
Travel Weekly, Dec. 9: Washington, D.C. – Refining A High-Profile Destination