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Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Lease for Trump Hotel in D.C. Says a President Trump Can’t Operate Hotel

Caleb Melby and Ben Brody, Bloomberg

Any luxury hotel brand taking over the lease would definitely need to modify the hotel's design motif, which is more crooked oligarch than understated luxury. Pity they didn't go with a style more like Trump Soho.

6 days ago

Trump’s New Washington, D.C. Hotel Opens as if Nothing Else Is Happening

Trump’s New Washington, D.C. Hotel Opens as if Nothing Else Is Happening

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We don't know who's going to win this election, but we do know the Trump brand name for hotels has suffered serious harm.

1 month ago

Washington, D.C. Broke Its Own Tourism Record in 2015

Washington, D.C. Broke Its Own Tourism Record in 2015

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

In a year when people are still cautious about spending, a tourist attraction that boasts world-class attractions for free definitely has an edge.

7 months ago

Washington Tourism CEO Explains the Impact of D.C. Cool Campaign

Washington Tourism CEO Explains the Impact of D.C. Cool Campaign

Greg Oates, Skift

Destination DC's marketing campaign pivoted the city's identity toward a more diverse destination with cool places to go beyond museums, monuments and memorials.

1 year ago

Another Chef Turns His Back on New Trump Hotel Project

Another Chef Turns His Back on New Trump Hotel Project

Associated Press

First it was Jose Andres, now Zakarian. Politics can be bad for business, especially when the politics are bad.

1 year ago

Washington, D.C. Had a Record 18.3 Million Domestic Visitors in 2014

Washington, D.C. Had a Record 18.3 Million Domestic Visitors in 2014

Dan Peltier, Skift

Most U.S. cities are calling 2014 another record year for their tourism sectors and the international numbers, when released, will help complete the picture.

2 years ago

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute Has a New Building for Visitors

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

This is where the real history began in D.C. attractions, and it's good to see it open again.

2 years ago

Etihad Brings Its Fancy Dreamliner to Washington, D.C. for Open Skies Battle

Etihad Brings Its Fancy Dreamliner to Washington, D.C. for Open Skies Battle

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If the fastest way to the heart is through the stomach, Etihad is making a meal of its product differentiation and serving it hot to both investors in New York and lobbyists in the Nation's capital--complete with a lovely garnish.

2 years ago

Marijuana Freedom Coming to D.C., But Not at Founding Fathers’ Monuments

Marijuana Freedom Coming to D.C., But Not at Founding Fathers’ Monuments

Ali Elkin, Bloomberg

As more destinations ease regulations on pot smoking, tourists must be careful to read the fine print to make sure their vacation doesn't turn into a trip behind bars.

2 years ago

Lindbergh’s Plane to Get Tender Loving Care, Lots of Visitors at Smithsonian

Lindbergh’s Plane to Get Tender Loving Care, Lots of Visitors at Smithsonian

Brett Zongker, Associated Press

The "Spirit of St. Louis," which has been up in the rafters at the Smithsonian for decades, is executing an emergency landing of sorts as it was lowered to patch tears in the fabric skin and other defects.

2 years ago

The U.S.’s First Maglev Train Could Connect Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

The U.S.’s First Maglev Train Could Connect Washington, D.C. and Baltimore

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

It's not that we're bored by this, but it's hard to get excited about a 15-minute ride from Baltimore to D.C. -- even with Japan involved.

2 years ago

Tourists Visiting White House May Be Moved Following Incursion

Tourists Visiting White House May Be Moved Following Incursion

Jonathan Allen and Roger Runningen , Bloomberg

Moving the tourists seems like an odd response to an incident that had nothing to do with the current tourist screening procedure.

2 years ago