Flag of the District of Columbia (Courtesy of dpw.dc.gov)
Flag of the District of Columbia (Courtesy of dpw.dc.gov)

Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for the District, announced that 29.95 million people visited the city in 2023.

Last year’s total was up 17% from 2022 and surpassed the pre-pandemic record set in 2019. The new benchmark resulted in a record $10.2 billion in visitor spending and supported a record 102,366 local jobs.

Elliott L. Ferguson II, president and CEO of DDC, called the figure “a major milestone for ߲ݴý, D.C.” 

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said: “Tourism is critical to our city’s vitality, yielding jobs for our residents, dollars for our local businesses and revenues for our investments in a stronger D.C.”

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the ߲ݴý. He has worked for the ߲ݴý AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The ߲ݴý...

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