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鈥檚 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 鈥渁 major milestone for Washington, D.C.鈥澛

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said: 鈥淭ourism is critical to our city鈥檚 vitality, yielding jobs for our residents, dollars for our local businesses and revenues for our investments in a stronger D.C.鈥

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

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