Articles tagged “washington dc”

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Washington, D.C. March Shows Promise of Protest Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Protests and marches are a phenomenon that D.C. tourism officials never asked for but are forced to reckon with. It's an ongoing reckoning that the city's tourism board is still figuring out in the digital age, and other destinations are taking cues.

6 months ago

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Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Washington, D.C. Doubles Down on its ‘Inclusive Innovation’ Message at SXSW

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The mayor and economic development leaders in Washington, D.C. are using SXSW as a platform to promote how the city supports female and minority entrepreneurs, more so than most U.S. cities.

6 months ago

Washington, D.C. Subway Failures Hobble Tourism

Washington, D.C. Subway Failures Hobble Tourism

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press

The Washington, D.C. Metro, the U.S.’ second-busiest mass transit system, was the nation's best-run subway a mere 15 years ago. Its fall from grace hurts tourism because the city groans under the burden of car and bus traffic.

8 months ago

High-Speed Rail Plans Materialize Between Baltimore and Washington

High-Speed Rail Plans Materialize Between Baltimore and Washington

Associated Press

Building high-speed rail is a terribly slow process in the U.S., but this 15-minute stretch between Baltimore and D.C. is a good start. It would be welcome news for day-trippers and business travelers. But extending it to New York? Now we're talking.

11 months ago

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Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Cities Lack Research to Determine Long-Term Economic Impacts of Conventions

Meetings Mean Business + Skift

City governments and convention bureaus would love to better understand the long-term economic impacts that conventions in advanced industries deliver to their cities, but there are a lot of challenges trying to establish metrics and tracking methodologies to accomplish that.

1 year ago

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Washington, D.C. Draws 20 Million Annual Domestic Tourists For First Time

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

The African American museum, open less than a year and struggling to meet demand, is boosting tourism to D.C. Now it's important for the museum to sustain the momentum and serve those who haven't been able to snag a ticket.

1 year ago

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Greg Oates, Skift

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region's tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

1 year ago

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

African American Smithsonian Sets a New Standard for Museums as Destinations

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Museums can be powerful drivers of tourism and the newest Smithsonian, which quickly became a black American mecca, sets the bar high. Case in point -- how many museums have a line to get into the gift shop?

2 years ago

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

The First Lawsuit Against President Trump Is Over His Hotel Business

Bernard Condon and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press

The travel industry has always wanted to have one of its best in a position of power in government. We're still waiting.

2 years ago

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Trump Supporters and Protesters Help Fill Washington D.C. Hotel Rooms This Weekend

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

If it wasn't for the protesters flooding in from around the nation, this inauguration would likely be a dud for Washington, D.C. area hotels.

2 years ago

Trump’s White House Welcome Will Include $5 Million Lien on D.C. Hotel

Trump’s White House Welcome Will Include $5 Million Lien on D.C. Hotel

Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

One thing is certain -- Donald Trump is so far the commander-in-conflicts-of-interest-chief when it comes to his hospitality assets, and that runs counter to his "drain the swamp" message that helped get him elected.

2 years ago

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Hotel and Airbnb Prices for Trump Inauguration See Big Jumps and Some Deals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Prices now are certainly high, especially if you want to book a stay on Airbnb. Whether or not consumers pay an exorbitant rate to stay at someone else's apartment is another matter. Because as the president-elect's campaign song told us, you can't always get what you want.

2 years ago