Title

The Washington DC Convention and Visitors Bureau and September 11.

Poster Number

41

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

The Washington DC Conventions and Tourism Corporation has made many valiant contributions to D.C.'s tourism campaign since September 11, 2001. With generous contributions from numerous companies and foundations, the WCTC has teamed up with local restaurants and district officials to make Washington DC, once again a positive place for visitors. The district early on found that immediate visitations after the tragedy had sky-rocketed with the assumption that people were traveling to visit friends and family. But soon after, they began to notice the slump and knew that it would be a down fall if actions were not taken. The WCTC started its research with surveys of what was on in the district, and became educated on what particular fields they needed to market. They were responsible for implementation of the "Be Inspired in Your City" campaign, which led to other such events. The Restaurant Week, which has now become a local tradition, and other campaigns actively brought the community together and made people want to come to D.C. Washington, DC was fairly lucky after September 11, 2001. Surveys showed that hotel attendance and other such visitations were up from past years.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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The Washington DC Convention and Visitors Bureau and September 11.

Pacific Geosciences Center

The Washington DC Conventions and Tourism Corporation has made many valiant contributions to D.C.'s tourism campaign since September 11, 2001. With generous contributions from numerous companies and foundations, the WCTC has teamed up with local restaurants and district officials to make Washington DC, once again a positive place for visitors. The district early on found that immediate visitations after the tragedy had sky-rocketed with the assumption that people were traveling to visit friends and family. But soon after, they began to notice the slump and knew that it would be a down fall if actions were not taken. The WCTC started its research with surveys of what was on in the district, and became educated on what particular fields they needed to market. They were responsible for implementation of the "Be Inspired in Your City" campaign, which led to other such events. The Restaurant Week, which has now become a local tradition, and other campaigns actively brought the community together and made people want to come to D.C. Washington, DC was fairly lucky after September 11, 2001. Surveys showed that hotel attendance and other such visitations were up from past years.