Ready for a comeback


Washington, D.C., anticipates 20 million domestic visitors in 2022, reaching 87 percent of pre-pandemic levels.
Washington, D.C., anticipates 20 million domestic visitors in 2022, reaching 87 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

With new hotels and exciting openings upcoming next year, Washington, D.C., is ready to welcome visitors. Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, D.C., addressed industry professionals at its annual marketing outlook meeting recently, which was held at Capital Turnaround, a historic venue in Navy Yard.

“One day at a time, we are finding a new normal that works for Washington, D.C. In doing so, we are going to be able to bring back jobs, welcome back visitors and give more people a fantastic D.C. experience,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser.

New promotional opportunities ahead for Washington, D.C., include dining and nightlife, hotels, attractions, theater, arts and culture, and museums. On the development front, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge opened to pedestrians and vehicular traffic, providing more connectivity across the Anacostia River. A renovation to Black Lives Matter Plaza was completed this fall. Projects on the National Mall include the Korean War Veterans Memorial construction and Lincoln Memorial rehabilitation in advance of its centennial in 2022. 

In addition, the city has 29 hotels and 5,800 additional rooms in the pipeline.

>> washington.org/meetings
>> Booth D3816