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New sales collateral
New Sales Collateral Available
Visit Fairfax has recently unveiled beautiful new sales collateral that can help your business make the case for why groups, events, and visitors should choose Fairfax County. This collateral is available at no charge to our stakeholders who wish to use it to enhance their own sales efforts. To learn more and receive digital files, contact Jackie Franchi at jfranchi@fxva.com.
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Free Marketing Campaign
Have you sent us your offer for LoveShare yet? Don't miss out on this no cost countywide marketing campaign that will also give back to your local community. Visit Fairfax has partnered with Reston-based charity Cornerstones on this effort. To join the movement, all we need from you is a special offer geared towards residents. Add yours and get more info here: www.fxva.com/lovesharepartner.
Barry Biggar & Tysons Hotels General Managers
Visit Fairfax President & CEO Barry Biggar recently visited with the Tysons Hotel General Managers' Council to speak about the state of the industry. The council brings together the nine full-service Tysons hoteliers who work to advance and strengthen the area's hospitality business. Read more.
Ambassador Tour
Fall Ambassador Tour
Taking in the fall beauty at Great Falls Park was one of the highlights of the semi-annual Visit Fairfax Ambassador tour, as well as stops at the Mosaic District, the under-construction Caboose Brewery and The Winery at Bull Run. The tour is part of the Ambassador program, offering two-hour classes for no cost. To set one up in your hotel, contact Sue Porter at sporter@fxva.com.
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Meetings & Sales
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Annual Readers' Choice Award
Visit Fairfax was recently honored with ConventionSouth's Annual Readers' Choice Award as one of the best meeting destinations in the South. This is the third time Visit Fairfax has received this honor. Read more about the award here.
Annual Family Reunion Workshop
Family Reunion Workshop
It's almost time for Visit Fairfax's annual Family Reunion Workshop. This year, the workshop will take place at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel on February 17, 2018. If you're an attraction or service supplier and you'd like to exhibit at this event, please contact Dean Miller at dmiller@fxva.com. Learn more about the workshop here.
Fairfaxopoly board
Visit Fairfax recently developed an entertaining way to introduce Fairfax County to potential meeting and event planners – Fairfaxopoly. We're now making this available to groups meeting in Fairfax County. Please contact Dean Miller to learn more about using this great tool to help you close meeting business: dmiller@fxva.com or 703-752-9509.
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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. See Report.
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The National Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, DC
Stakeholder Success
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Fairfax Tops Best Restaurants List
Northern Virginia Magazine's annual 50 Best Restaurants list features 23 Fairfax and Falls Church restaurants this year, from small mom-and-pop operations to large, chef-driven concepts. Congratulations to all those chosen this year. Get the full list. {Photo: Northern Virginia Magazine/Clarity Restaurant}
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Workhouse Arts Center Gets L.A. Times Feature
The Workhouse Arts Center and its surprising history as a pivotal part of the fight for women's voting rights was recently the subject of an in-depth feature in the Los Angeles Times travel section. Keep reading to learn what editor Catharine Hamm absorbed during her visit to this Fairfax County arts and cultural gem. {Photo: Catharine Hamm/L.A. Times}
Hilton Innovation Gallery
Hilton Launches Innovation Gallery
Hilton recently launched the first-of-its-kind Innovation Gallery at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, a space where the global company can incubate, test, scale and showcase the products being created to enhance the guest experience. Learn more here.
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Winter Walk of Lights on Fodor's Top 10 Garden Light Shows

Tysons Planners Detail Coming Infrastructure Changes

Isabella Eatery Gearing Up For Winter Opening

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Tysons this April
Upcoming Events
Education & Advocacy
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Virginia Welcomes All Visitors
Are you a Virginia tourism business welcoming to ALL visitors? Learn how to partner with Virginia Tourism Corporation to welcome visitors to your LGBT-friendly business. Just follow the steps provided here.
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I-66 Tolling Now In Effect
This week, tolling began on I-66 inside the beltway during morning and evening rush hours. Drivers will now need an EZ-Pass or EZ-Pass Flex to travel on the highway during those hours. Click here for all the information you need on the new restrictions.
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CRUSA Releases Overseas Visitor Data
Capital Region USA has released its 2016 findings by Travel Market Insights, detailing the economic impact of international tourism on the capital region. Click here for an overview of the report, which also highlights the top five markets for visitation.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through September 30, 2017
  • Occupancy: 73.7%
  • Room Night Leads: 21,532
  • Website Unique Visitors: 156,537
* FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
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