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Media Coverage

Media Coverage

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

DDC's annual Marketing Outlook Meetinggenerated a wealth of coverage from local outlets. Internationally, women in DC's hospitality industry and the city's music scene received coverage. DDC President & CEO Elliott Ferguson vouched for the travel industry in an op-ed in The Hill.

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Marketing Outlook Meeting Coverage

NBC-4 Report

WJLA-7 Report

WUSA-9 Report

USA Today Clip


Washington Business Journal: D.C.'s hotel and travel industry is taking a big hit from Covid-19. A full recovery could be years away. 

WTOP: ‘Slow climb’ ahead: Visitors to DC down 50% compared to 2019 (interview with Destination DC President & CEO, Elliott Ferguson)

Washingtonian: Tourism in DC Is Down 53 Percent

DCist: The Numbers Are In: The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Devastated D.C. Tourism’s Industry

Popville: "Total visitation to Washington, DC estimated to fall 53 percent in 2020"

Bisnow: Recovery For D.C.'s Tourism Industry Expected To Take At Least 4 Years

Travel Trends Today: Destination DC Estimated To Fall By More Than 50 Percent In 2020

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Domestic Media

What tourists need to know about visiting D.C. during the pandemic
The Washington Post, Aug. 22

How To Plan A Safe Trip To Washington, D.C. This Summer
Forbes, Aug. 28

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International Media

Turn the Music on and Enjoy the Summer of the Capital Region USA (headline translated)
Vogue (China), Aug. 2020

Through The Female Gaze: How Women In Hospitality Are Changing The Narrative
Forbes, Aug. 15

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Industry Clips

A key 'STEP' to bring back the travel industry D.C. (op-ed by Elliott Ferguson)
The Hill, Aug. 10