Destination DC (DDC) and partners this week announced efforts to attract more visitors back to Washington, DC during its annual Travel Rally, held at Union Market in Northeast DC.
According to DDC, in 2021, DC’s domestic visitation was 18.8 million (up 44% over 2020; down 17.5% over 2019). Visitors to DC in 2021 spent $5.4 billion (up 45% over 2020; down 34% over 2019) and supported 57,933 local jobs (up 41% over 2020; down 27% over 2019).
In 2019, we welcomed nearly 25 million visitors to our city. They came for work, for vacations, for field trips, and while they were here they stayed at our hotels, shopped at local businesses, and ate at our restaurants. For us, that means jobs for our residents and it means revenue that we can re-invest into our neighborhoods. So, we’re focused now on making sure people know DC is open and bringing tourists back to DC. And while tourism is good for our economy, this is also about bringing people back together and enjoying all the things that make living in and visiting our beautiful city a great experience. – Mayor Bowser.
Courtesy – Destination DC