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Love Share: Deasl to get. Love to give.
LoveShare: Join the Movement
Visit Fairfax is proud to unveil our countywide corporate social responsibility (CSR) program for the tourism industry: LoveShare. The program is being launched in partnership with a local non-profit, Cornerstones, and is a no-cost opportunity for you.  This is not only a chance to do something good for others but also a great way to drive local residents into your business.  All you need to do is submit a special offer that residents will be able to redeem at your business.  Seriously, that's it! Learn more at the link below.

Details / Submit Offer
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Tourism Spending Up in FXVA
Domestic tourism spending in Fairfax County increased 3.4 percent in 2016 to $3.03 billion, the second-highest among all cities and counties in Virginia, narrowing the lead held by neighboring county, Arlington. Click here to read more.
Ambassador Tour
Ambassador Tour: Last Call
What's fun for your guests in the fall in Fairfax County?  Find out by taking the Ambassador Tour on October 26th. For last minute sign ups and availability, contact Sue Porter (sporter@fxva.com).
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Holiday/Winter Events, Packages & News Needed: Submit Here

Melissa McClure, Visit Fairfax Sales Manager, Receives CSTP Designation

Meet Catherine Herlocker, Visit Fairfax's new Account Executive for Web Ad Sales
Meetings & Sales
India Sales
India Sales Mission
Visit Fairfax recently participated in Brand USA's largest ever sales mission to India, meeting with over 200 qualified tour operators and travel agencies in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, and New Delhi. Visit Fairfax also participated in the press event in Mumbai. Get notes from this mission and read more here.
Groundbreaking at The St. James
Groundbreaking at The St. James
The St. James, the upcoming sports, wellness, and entertainment center in Springfield, broke ground recently on its 450,000-sq.-ft. flagship complex with appearances by Washington Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. Read more here.
Virginia team - Connect Marketplace
The Virginia team at Connect Marketplace in New Orleans, LA this past August. This was the fourth time Visit Fairfax partnered with Virginia Tourism Corporation to host an "after hours" event. More than 225 planners attended the event, where everyone enjoyed Virginia wines and cuisine, as well as music by Virginia artists.
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Market Reports from Visit Fairfax Sales Team
The Visit Fairfax team has been hard at work selling and promoting Fairfax County to potential clients, groups, and media. The team is always happy to share updates from tradeshows, appointments, and events. Click below for an updated list of recent activities. You may find this information can benefit your business. Click here to see the latest report.
Stakeholder Success
Residence Inn celebrating 20 years
Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes Fairfax Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes Fairfax recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Visit Fairfax was pleased to celebrate this huge milestone with members of the hotel and representatives from the Office of Gerry Connelly.
Ono Brewing ribbon cutting
Ono Brewing Co. Opens in Chantilly
Ono Brewing Co., Fairfax County's 7th independent craft brewery, held its grand opening in Chantilly this past September with members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, and Visit Fairfax. The brewery features a tropical tasting room and a self-serve beer wall.  Read the full release here.
Hyatt House Falls Church awards
Hyatt House Falls Church Takes Home Five Brand Awards
Hyatt Hotels recently presented the Hyatt House Falls Church with five very distinguished awards - Brand Leader for "Likelihood to Recommend," Brand Leader for "Quality Inspection," Brand Leader for "Remembers Me & My Preferences," "Customer Service Excellence," and Hyatt House General Manager of the Year for GM Pamela Domingo.
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The Tasting Room and Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro were voted #2 and #5 in the Top 10 Best Area Wine Bars by Best Things Virginia

Reston named #29 on MONEY Magazine's Best Places to Live in the U.S.

DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons Debuts in Tysons Corner
Upcoming Events
Education & Advocacy
Pride LOVEwork statue
Bring LOVE to your Event,
You can request Virginia Tourism Corporation's popular LOVEwork statue for your next family-friendly, tourism-related event! New this year: the option to also request the Pride LOVEwork (pictured).  Click here to submit your application.

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Learn about the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging, and Travel Association and find out more about what membership can mean for you. Info here.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through August 31, 2017
  • Occupancy: 74.2%
  • Room Night Leads: 19,035
  • Website Unique Visitors: 108,210
*FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
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