Articles tagged “washington dc”

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 month 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?

1 month 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

U.S. Government Says Trump Must Divest Hotel in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Government Says Trump Must Divest Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Associated Press

Despite very clear language in the lease and the obvious conflict of interest, we'd be surprised if our new president-elect didn't cause a fuss here, wasting everyone's time and taxpayer dollars. If you're a Trump, that's what you do.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

12 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago