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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

Domestically, DDC generated coverage for its seasonal cocktails and as a must-see destination in 2021. DDC president and CEO Elliott L. Ferguson II was interviewed for several articles regarding the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration. Internationally, new DC experiences (including anniversaries and openings), presidential libations and Planet Word were all covered.

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Domestic Media

DC is honored as Condé Nast Traveler's #1 destination in the world for 2021. The city impresses editors with its new and classic hotels, dining scene, free Smithsonian museums and ample green space including Rock Creek Park.
Condé Nast Traveler, Dec. 10: The Best Destinations in the World: The 2021 Gold List 

Food & Wine describes how colder weather is leading restaurants to not only winterize their outdoor dining set ups, but also their menus with the addition of hot cocktails. Featured members include Zaytinya and Union Market.
Food & Wine, Oct. 20Hot Cocktails Are Like Heating Lamps for the Soul

DC made this Afar list that took into account a city's diversity, cultural programming, activities and COVID-19 response.
Afar, Oct. 26: The World's 25 Best Cities of 2021

Ahead of the general election in November, Lonely Planet showcased iconic properties with presidential history. Featured members include The Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C. and The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Lonely Planet, Oct. 27: 7 US hotels steeped in political history

Inauguration Coverage (all featuring Elliott Ferguson): 

Associated Press, Dec. 6: Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus

USA Today, Nov. 10: Despite inauguration unknowns amid COVID-19, hotels are selling out in Washington, DC

FOX, Nov. 18: It'll be 'years' before pre-COVID tourism numbers return, cities project
The Washington Post, Nov. 19: What will Inauguration Day look like amid a pandemic?


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International Media

The UK edition of National Geographic Traveller focused on exciting openings and anniversaries to celebrate in DC. Featured members include The Phillips Collection, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Riggs Washington DC.
National Geographic Traveller (UK), November 2020 Issue: Washington, DC: Talk of the Town

Exotica Magazine in India highlighted exciting new experiences in Washington, DC. Featured members include Smithsonian's National Zoo, Planet Word, the National Native American Veterans Memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.
Exotica Magazine (India), November 2020 Issue: Capital Drive

A leading German publication shared DC activities and fun facts. Featured members include the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Die Welt (Germany), Nov. 1: World Travel: Washington, DC

Spectator Life runs down the favorite libations of former U.S. presidents and details recipes.
Spectator Life (UK), Nov. 4: How to drink like a president

Planet Word is featured in this German publication's showcase of new travel experiences.
Frankfurter Neue Presser (Germany), Nov. 13: Biking, dinosaurs and the power of language: new travel tips

Stylish UK publication House of Coco featured JW Marriott Washington in this piece on how to enjoy Thanksgiving at home.
House of Coco (UK), Nov. 22: How to experience Thanksgiving at home this year