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Fairfax County Vistors Guide
Act Fast! – Don't miss out on 2019 Visitor Guide Placement
Advertising sales are now open for the 2019 Official Fairfax County Visitors Guide. Reach more than 100,000 highly qualified visitors who are actively planning their trip to Fairfax County – or are already in-market ready to spend money. The Visitors Guide is Visit Fairfax's primary fulfillment piece and rates start as low as $275 for highlighted photo listings. This year we are offering some additional digital added-value to certain advertisers, which includes social media spotlight and eNewsletter placement. Contact our trusted advertising partner, Carly Stedman with Miles Partnership, to get started today: carly.stedman@milespartnership.com or 202-681-8169.  Don't delay – ad sales close September 16!

Media Kit
Brewery Field Guide
Fairfax County Breweries Field Guide Now Available
Visit Fairfax is proud to announce its new initiative with the Fairfax County Breweries. "Locally Poured" aims to showcase the area's craft beer scene and cross-promote the individual craft breweries with the help of an official Field Guide and integrated marketing campaign. Read the press release here and pick up your field guide at one of our local taprooms.
Ambassador Class
Hold an Ambassador Class at Your Property
Visit Fairfax is now accepting requests from hotel partners to host an Ambassador Class at their property during the new fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). This free opportunity will educate your front-line team about the many attractions and visitor experiences found in Fairfax County. To inquire about availability and details on the program, contact Visit Fairfax Director of Visitor Services, Sue Porter, at sporter@fxva.com
or 703-752-9512.
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Meetings & Sales
Field Dedication
Bryce Harper in County for Field Dedication
Visit Fairfax was on hand with the Fairfax County Park Authority when Washington Nationals outfielder and Home Run Derby winner Bryce Harper stopped by Herndon's Fred Crabtree Park during last month's All-Star Week. The newly-dedicated Bryce Harper All-Star Complex will serve as a beacon for youth baseball players in Northern Virginia. Read more about it here.
German Tour Operators
German Tour Operators Visit Region
Visit Fairfax recently hosted a familiarization tour for German tour operators from DERTOUR and Meiers Weltreisen, two of Germany's largest operators for North America. The tour was an ideal way to showcase the destination to the German market, given the companies' large customer base in the fly/drive market. Read more about the German market and FAM here.
Smart Meetings
Visit Fairfax recently met one-on-one with 14 meeting planners at the Smart Meetings event in National Harbor, MD in an effort to bring more corporate and association groups to Fairfax County. Pictured here is Sarita Ramgulam, CMP, HMCC of Impact Pediatric Health with Dean Miller, Visit Fairfax's National Sales Manager.
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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. Click below for an updated list of recent activities. You may find this information can benefit your business.  Click to read team update report.
Stakeholder Success
AAA Best Of
"Inspector's Best of" Goes to…
Congratulations are in order for the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, as the hotel was recently awarded the "Inspector's Best of Housekeeping" & "Inspector's Best of Location" by AAA, making them an elite choice among the AAA Inspector's Best of lodgings. Learn more about the hotel here.
The St. James
The St. James Nears Opening Day
The St. James – the highly-anticipated, 450,000-square-foot sports complex in Springfield – is just about a month away from opening day. The massive complex will offer the most comprehensive combination of sports and wellness venues and programming, lifestyle amenities and family centered active entertainment in the country. Check out a sneak peek of the build-out progress as of mid-July and learn more about the complex here.
Vienna Restaurant Takes Home a RAMMY Award
Congratulations to Clarity Restaurant in Vienna for taking home the coveted Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year at the 2018 Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington RAMMY Awards. Photo courtesy of Clarity. Moby Dick House of Kabob, a Washington, DC-based chain with multiple locations in Fairfax County, also took home the Favorite Fast Bites of the Year prize. 
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DC's Restaurant Week returns from August 13-19

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Education & Advocacy
Paul Gilbert & Barry Biggar
A Thank You to Visit Fairfax Board of Directors
A big thank you goes out to two of Visit Fairfax's past Chairs for completing their terms serving on the Visit Fairfax Board of Directors: Paul Gilbert, Executive Director of NOVA Parks (pictured here with Visit Fairfax President & CEO Barry Biggar), and Janet Sass, retired professor of culinary arts at Northern Virginia Community College.
Amazon HQ2 Could Mean Big Room Nights for DC Region
Greater Washington hotels could see hundreds of thousands more room-nights booked at their properties if Amazon locates its second headquarters here, according to data provided by the sought-after tech giant. Decision on HQ2 is expected before the end of 2018. Read more in The Washington Business Journal.
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Register for the VA-1 Tourism Summit
Register for Virginia's conference on tourism, taking place November 11-13, 2018, in Richmond, VA at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. This year's theme is "Tourism Produces!" More info available here.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through
June 30, 2018
  • Occupancy: 70.8%
  • Room Night Leads: 113,424
  • Website Unique Visitors: 646,639
* FY18: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

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