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2018 Visitors Guide
New Visitor Guides Available
The 2018 Visitor Guide is now available! This year's cover features real photography from real visitors and residents of Fairfax County. If you would like to offer this great (and free) amenity to visitors at your hotel, restaurant, or business, please contact Sue Porter at sporter@fxva.com or 703-752-9512. You can also embed the digital version on your website. Click here to learn how.
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Collaborate with Visit Fairfax
Visit Fairfax plans to direct a portion of our marketing outreach to 7 specific events/visitor experiences (including the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the MLB All-Star Game) in the coming months. Your business can benefit from these efforts at NO extra cost with special packaging opportunities. Get all the details here.
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Fairfax County Goes to the Birds
Did you know that "birders" travel on average for 12 days every year in pursuit of their passion? Visit Fairfax conducted a highly successful campaign last spring targeting these travelers to showcase Fairfax County's wildlife product along the "Atlantic Flyway." We will be expanding the campaign this spring and you can get involved! Click here to learn about last year's campaign and how to hop on board this year.
Support: Welcome to the Visit Fairfax Partner Toolkit
Visit Fairfax Partner Toolkit
Visit Fairfax recently overhauled its Partner Toolkit, a collection of resources that will help you attract more visitors and win more group business. The online toolkit features invaluable marketing and sales resources, as well as research and our annual business plan. Bookmark this link now: http://www.fxva.com/support
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Lord Nicholas Fairfax to Return this Fall for Charity Ride
Meetings & Sales
Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium
Attendees from the Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium recently gathered at the Courtyard by Marriott Tysons Corner. NVVC works to promote the region to domestic and international markets and is made up of staff from Visit Fairfax, Visit Loudoun, Visit Alexandria, Stay Arlington and Visit Prince William.
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Travel Stars
Congratulations to Melissa McClure (third from right), Visit Fairfax's National Sales Manager, Domestic/International Tours, for being named one of National Tour Association's (NTA) Top 5 Young Professionals!
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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
Stakeholder Success
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Coming Soon: The River View at Occoquan
Occoquan Regional Park will soon be the home of The River View at the Jean R. Packard Center, a multi-million-dollar events venue with stunning views of the Occoquan River. Click here to learn more about the progress and amenities.
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New Hotel Renovations
Congratulations to both the Residence Inn Springfield (pictured) and the Hyatt Regency Fairfax for completing and unveiling recent multi-million-dollar renovations at their properties. Have you recently completed renovation work? Let us know!
Isabella Eatery grand opening
Isabella Eatery Holds Grand Opening
Mike Isabella's highly-anticipated 41,000-square-foot food emporium, Isabella Eatery, opened to the public this past December in Tysons Galleria featuring several of his popular DC restaurant concepts plus a full-service bar, ice creamery, and coffee shop. Learn more here.
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Cirque du Soleil Returns to Tysons
This spring, get ready for the soaring and marvelous enchantment that a Cirque du Soleil production promises when "LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico" premieres under the Big Top at Tysons II. Learn more about the show here and learn more about related cooperative marketing opportunities here.
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Jammin' Java owners open second music venue in DC

Dave & Buster's expands private event space

"Be Washington" premieres at Mount Vernon

Launch Trampoline Park opens in Herndon
Upcoming Events
Education & Advocacy
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Fairfax County Welcomes New County Executive
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Bryan Hill as county executive, replacing Ed Long, who retired this past fall. Visit Fairfax is looking forward to working with Mr. Hill to make Fairfax County's tourism industry as strong and vibrant as it can possibly be. Read the release here.
Cathay Pacific Airlines
Dulles Adds New International Nonstops to Rotation
Cathay Pacific Airlines will launch nonstop service between Hong Kong International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport starting this September. The route will offer four flights per week, estimated to bring in nearly $30 million in direct and $52 million total economic impact annually to Virginia. Read the release here.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through December 31, 2017
  • Occupancy: 69.80%
  • Room Night Leads: 39,372
  • Website Unique Visitors: 301,838
* FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

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