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Virtual Tour Udvar-Hazy Center
Visit Fairfax Launches Updated Virtual Tour
Visit Fairfax first launched an interactive 360-degree virtual tour 12 years ago. We are proud to announce that we recently relaunched this interactive eMap with updated technology, VR capability, and new imagery. This is a great tool to paste into your sales proposals or link to from your website to help visitors explore the destination digitally and plan their trip to specific points of interest in the county. Learn more about this new tool.
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Send Us Your Content to Promote
Want to be featured on FXVA.com this spring? We’re looking for special offers related to our spring marketing efforts: Cirque du Soleil, Birding, Rolling Thunder/Ride of the Patriots, MLB All-Star Game, Craft Beer, and LoveShare. Get more info on how to submit here.
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Get Involved with Upcoming Festivals
Visit Fairfax is a proud supporter of two beloved summer events in Fairfax County: Celebrate Fairfax and the Workhouse Brewfest.  Both events are planning for the 2018 season.  If your business would like to get involved (exhibitor booths, sponsorship, volunteering, etc.), please click here to learn more.
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Use Visit Fairfax's new, graphic-driven collateral in your sales proposals!

Registration now open for September's Lord Fairfax Charity Ride
Meetings & Sales
Reunion Workshop
10th Annual Family Reunion Workshop a Success
Visit Fairfax hosted our 10th Annual Family Reunion Workshop this past February at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel. We welcomed 85 family reunion planners and were joined by 18 of our wonderful Fairfax County partners. Thank you to all those who helped make this tenth year a success!  
Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium
Northern Virginia recently took New York City by storm!  On two separate missions this spring, members of Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium’s tour and travel and public relations committees visited with tour operators and journalists to pitch product development and story ideas about the region.
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Latest Market Segment Updates
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. You may find this information can benefit your business.  Click to read team update report.
Stakeholder Success
The Rammys 2018
Fairfax County Restaurants Nominated for RAMMYs
Several Fairfax County restaurants are finalists for the 2018 RAMMY Awards, held each summer in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Trummer’s On Main, Clarity, and Taco Bamba, as well as Moby Dick House of Kabob and Silver Diner (each of which have multiple locations in the county). Also, a big congrats to Streetsense, Visit Fairfax’s digital marketing agency, who was nominated for the Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year.  Read the full release here.
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Paradise Springs Takes Home Gold
Congratulations to Paradise Springs Winery for taking home five gold medals in this year’s Virginia’s Governor’s Cup – one of the most prestigious wine awards in the state.  It’s been a big year for Fairfax County’s original winery – they also just cut the ribbon on their newest tasting room in Santa Barbara, CA, making them the first bi-coastal wine brand in the United States. Read more about Paradise Springs.
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Pure Pasty Co. Wins World Championships
The Pure Pasty Co., located in Vienna, recently took home top honors at the World Pasty Championships in Cornwall, England, a first for America in this Britain-dominated competition. The Washington Post reports on the victory here.
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New Brewery to Open in Merrifield
Fairfax County will be getting another new brewery this year!  We recently spoke with the owners of Settle Down Easy Brewing Co., which will be based in the Merrifield-area of the county. Follow their progress on Facebook.  
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Founding Farmers Reston sets opening date of April 11

Wolf Trap Summer Schedule on sale now – see the lineup

Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA opens next week in Tysons
Upcoming Events
Education & Advocacy
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National Travel & Tourism Week Returns in May
National Travel & Tourism Week will be celebrated next month from May 6-12, 2018. The theme, deemed by U.S. Travel Association, will be “Travel Then & Now,” marking the 35th anniversary of the 1983 congressional resolution that established NTTW.  Browse U.S. Travel Association’s planning toolkit to see how you can get involved.  Stay tuned for updates from Visit Fairfax on tourism week in Fairfax County here.
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Virginia Welcome Center Marketing
Get the word out about your tourism product/business via the official Virginia Welcome Centers and Safety Rest Areas. Market your business with brochure distribution, ad panels, a tourism marketing blitz, digital spotlights or custom packages. More info here.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through
February 28, 2018
  • Occupancy: 66.4%
  • Room Night Leads: 53,058
  • Website Unique Visitors: 381,272
* FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

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