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Media News from Washington, DC October 2007

Greetings from the Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation
New press releases and high-resolution images are now posted at our online pressroom. Log on to washington.org/pressroom to see what's going on in the District in fall and winter 2007. Here are a few of the highlights.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Pawlowski,
Director of Communications, 202-789-7099, [email protected]

Carla Barry-Austin,
Media Relations Manager, 202-789-7072, [email protected]


Holiday Happenings
Travelers who come to the nation's capital during the winter season will discover hot new attractions and great hotel values during DC's Holiday Homecoming promotion.

DC's Starring Role in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" Sparks New Promotion
Nicolas Cage returns to the big screen in Disney's "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." Treasure hunters can plot their own tour of the sites featured in the movie and take advantage of treasure-themed hotel packages with a new promotion.

Election Season Heats Up in DC
Presidential candidates are making their rounds earlier than ever, and DC attractions and dining venues are following with political tours, specialty cocktails and exhibitions.

Japanese Art & Culture Takes Center Stage in 2008
Japan comes into focus in 2008, as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts stages a major Japanese cultural showcase.

Theatre Companies Create Cultural Getaways with Shows in Repertory
DC's theatres are aiming to attract cultural travelers by creating performances in repertory, allowing visitors to catch multiple shows in the same weekend.

Tips & Updates
Check out new ways to tour the nation's capital and learn about new experiences at the Library of Congress and The Textile Museum.

Hotel Update
New construction, renovations and high-profile ownership changes are currently underway at hotels throughout the nation's capital.

DC Dish: What's New on the Restaurant Scene
Here's a look at what's newly opened and what's to come, plus news and events from popular eateries and restaurateurs.

Upcoming Events: October 2007-April 2008
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial turns 25 this fall, while the cherry blossoms once again signal the start of spring.

Upcoming Exhibitions: October 2007-April 2008
JMW Turner, Annie Leibowitz and portraits of leading hip-hop artists on display in the District.

For additional images, please contact Chrissy Sutphin at [email protected] or (202) 789-7098.

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