Washington, DC welcomed 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018

Published on : Thursday, May 9, 2019

Washington, DC attracted record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018 as per Destination DC (DDC). This marks continuous growth for the ninth consecutive year. ‘Discover the Real DC campaign’ helped to show the potential visitors that there’s so much more to see and do in Washington, DC beyond the federal government.

 

 

 

Elliott L. Ferguson, II, president and CEO of DDC said “An additional 1.1 million domestic visitors to DC year-over-year is a big deal for the city,”

 

 

 

 

According to IHS Markit, visitor spending in 2018 amounted to a record U.S. dollars 7.8 billion, which is a rise by 4.3 per cent. It resulting in U.S. dollars 851 million in local taxes realized by the District.

 

 

 

 

As per Mayor Muriel Bowser, from sporting events to restaurants to music venues and museums, visitors have more to do and see in the city than ever before. He added: “We’re proud to welcome people from around the world – to show them the city that is home to more than 700,000 Washingtonians, to create jobs and opportunity for our local businesses, and to share the history and culture that has made DC the best city in the world.”

 

 

 

 

The continued growth of tourism industry reflects the overall strength and success of Washington, DC, he opined.

 

 

 

As pr Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Destination DC’s Travel Rally highlighted that the benefits of travel are felt locally, but the importance of travel is national. In 2018, travel spending generated $2.5 trillion in economic output and supported 15.7 million American jobs. Travel also generated a $69 billion trade surplus in 2018—ranking travel as America’s largest services export and second-largest export overall.

 

 

 

In 2019, Washington, DC welcomes 20 citywide meetings (meetings with 2,500 room nights on peak and above), generating more than 370,000 total room nights. Sixteen hotels in the pipeline will add 3,263 rooms to the city.

 

 

 

 

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