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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

Record 2017 visitation and DDC’s new advertising campaign earned extensive local coverage. Domestically, Condé Nast Traveler published a dynamic online city guide. Internationally, two prominent British publications highlighted the District. DC’s status as a green meetings destination was covered in industry publications.

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Record 2017 visitation and DDC’s new advertising campaign earned extensive local coverage:

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Domestic Media

Condé Nast Traveler published its comprehensive DC Travel Guide, featuring round-ups on hotels, restaurants and monthly picks, as well as videos.
Condé Nast Traveler, Aug. 29: Washington, D.C. Travel Guide

Celebrated Living, American Airlines’ in-flight magazine for first and business class, covered numerous DC hotels (including the Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. Hotel, The Watergate Hotel, The Darcy and Eaton Hotel) in a feature on hotels with “narrative flair.”
Celebrated Living, Aug. 1: American hotel story

Stephanie Citron of The Baltimore Sun highlighted some of DC’s can’t-miss upcoming cultural events.
The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 29: Must-go cultural events in New York, Philadelphia and D.C. this fall

DC was featured in two Essence pieces. One highlighted black-owned restaurants in the District, while another showcased the nation’s capital as a Labor Day destination.
Essence, Aug. 3: 9 Labor Day Getaways You Can Still Book This Year
Essence, Aug. 17: Dining In The District: 7 Black-Owned Restaurants You Need To Visit In D.C.

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International Media

Spear’s Wealth Management, a bi-monthly British magazine akin to Forbes, ran an extensive feature on DC. The media value of the piece is roughly £59,000 (over $76,780 U.S.).
Spear’s Wealth Management, July 31: A capital tour through Washington DC

Jimmy Nsubuga of Metro, a UK newspaper with a circulation of more than 929,000, visited DC back in May. As a result, he wrote this piece on the Capital Region’s waterfronts.
Metro, Aug. 19: See another side of the US Capital Region: How to explore Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia through their waterfronts

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Industry Clips

Smart Meetings published a piece on all of DC’s outstanding tour options.
Smart Meetings, August 2018 Issue: Intriguing Adventures in the Nation’s Capital

Green Lodging News showcases DC’s status as a premier green meetings destination. Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of DDC, is featured.
Green Lodging News, Aug. 10: Destination DC Excels at Packaging D.C. as Green Meetings Destination

Theresa Belpulsi, vice president of tourism, sports and visitor services for DDC, was interviewed for this special section in TTG MENA.
TTG MENA, Summer 2018 Issue: Q&A

Skift wrote a story about leading destination marketing organization websites, including washington.org, that utilize content personalization.
Skift, Aug. 31: Tourism Websites Are Being Redesigned to Get Way More Personal

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