The summer months have always been the backbone of D.C.'s tourism industry.
Families taking summer vacations, international tourists visiting the nation's capital and business travelers attending conferences typically provide D.C.'s hotel market with robust demand during the summer. But this has been anything but a typical summer.
The coronavirus led to a sharp drop in tourism and business travel that has brought D.C. hotel occupancies to a fraction of their pre-crisis levels, and that impact is especially pronounced now during what is typically a lucrative time for the city's hotels. The occupancy rate for D.C. hotels stood at 19.2% for…
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