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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:
- DC Had Record 22.8M Visitors Last Year, ABC 7
- Record Year for DC Tourism, FOX 5
- DC Tourism Continues to Grow, NBC 4
- Tourism in DC Booming, NewsChannel8
- D.C. reports another record year for tourism in 2017, The Washington Post
- Another record year for DC tourism: 22.8M visitors, WTOP.com
- D.C. gets international boost, breaks tourism record for eighth year in a row, Washington Business Journal
- Is the ‘DC Cool’ campaign working? New research suggests otherwise, Washington Business Journal
- 22.8 Million People Visited D.C. Last Year, 94.7 FRESH FM
- Whoa, 22.8 Million Folks Visited D.C. Last Year, PoPville
- Marketers Want Tourists To 'Discover The Real D.C.', DCist
- D.C. sees record 22.8M visitors in 2017, city’s tourism arm says, Curbed DC
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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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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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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
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