DC hotels have similarly benefited from protest activity, which is especially important given that as of mid-September, only 11% of their employees who lost their jobs during the pandemic have returned to work. , follow DowntownDC Economic Update Report October. For the week of January 6, DC hotel occupancy was above 26%, up from 15.5% the previous week, according to data provided by DowntownDC. On October 2, occupancy passed 50%, a significant increase from just over 45% the previous week.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/11/29/protest-tourism-dc-economy/ Protests have attracted revenue as DC recovers from pandemic economy