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New Virtual Reality Experiences at Visitor Center
Visit Fairfax recently unveiled new technology and exciting visual experiences at the official Fairfax County Visitor Center, which is located inside Tysons Corner Center. Stop by to try out the new virtual reality headsets, watch a new destination video, and browse numerous 360-degree images on a virtual tour of the county. Read more about what's new here.
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New Destination Video
A big thanks to our video production partners at Matador Network for their work on Fairfax County's new destination video. Watch and share the video here. If you would like to embed this on your website or use this in your sales and marketing materials, click here to learn how to do so.
Guest Blogging
Coming Soon: Blog with Us!
Visit Fairfax will soon be debuting a new blog on FXVA.com and we will be looking to feature guest content! If you would like to learn more about submitting content, please contact us at AMorris@fxva.com.
Barry Biggar speaking
Barry Biggar, President and CEO of Visit Fairfax, recently spoke at the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors® Economic Summit in Annandale, touting the economic impact that tourism brings to Fairfax County. Read more at InsideNOVA.com.
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Meetings & Sales
Student Youth Travel Association
Visit Fairfax Meets with Operators at SYTA
Visit Fairfax attended the Student Youth Travel Association Annual Conference in Baltimore to meet with 26 vetted tour operators dedicated to the student and youth market in North America. If you'd like notes on this tradeshow, please contact Linda Horowitz.
Northern Virginia Partnership
Regional Partnership Launches New Website
Members of the Northern Virginia Tourism Partnership (formerly Northern Virginia Visitors Consortium) stop by the new Observation Deck at CEB Tower in Arlington prior to its annual planning meeting. NVTP unveiled its new website, www.northernva.org, at the meeting.
Connect Marketplace. Dean Miller & Jordan Alexander
At this year's Connect Marketplace in Salt Lake City, UT, Visit Fairfax's Dean Miller meets with Jordan Alexander of Meeting Expectations, an association and meeting management company based in Atlanta.
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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.
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2018 Ordinary Awards
Congrats to the Finalists!
Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Ordinary Awards, which celebrate and honor Virginia's restaurants, lodging, DMOs and attractions. Fairfax County finalists include The Winery at Bull Run, Paradise Springs Winery, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Fair Winds Brewing Company, and Glory Days Grill of Burke. Read more.
Caboose Brewing Co.
New Breweries Open
Fairfax County welcomes two new taprooms to the area this month.  Caboose Brewing Co.'s second location, also known as Caboose Commons, is now open at Mosaic District. A few miles down the road, Settle Down Easy Brewing becomes the eighth independent craft brewery in the county when it opens at the end of this month.
National Museum of United States Army under construction
Updates: National Museum of the United States Army
Construction continues at the National Museum of the United States Army, located on the grounds of Fort Belvoir in southern Fairfax County. Recent additions include the installation of commemorative bricks along the Path of Remembrance, which will "Pave the Way for Army History." Watch a short video here.
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Frying Pan Farm Park Accredited by AAM
Congratulations to Frying Pan Farm Park for their first-time accreditation by American Alliance of Museums - the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field. Three other Fairfax County Park Authority sites were also reaccredited – Sully Historic Site, Colvin Run Mill, and Green Spring Gardens.
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National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center Offers New Digital Guides

The Winery at Bull Run expands, creates new jobs [Fairfax County Times]

Nicholas Fairfax Leads Lord Fairfax Charity Ride

Holiday Inn Express Lorton Opens This Month

The St. James Now Open in Springfield [Washington City Paper]
Upcoming Events
Education & Advocacy
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Tourism Revenues Climb
Domestic tourism spending in Fairfax County increased 4.3 percent in 2017 to $3.16 billion, the second-highest spending among all cities and counties in Virginia, narrowing the lead held by neighboring county, Arlington. Click here to read more.
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Are You Virginia Green?
Is your business committed to sustainable practices that protect our environment? Did you know that you can apply to be certified as a Virginia Green business? If you are already certified, don't forget you need to re-certify by the end of 2018. Learn more and apply here.
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Virginia Tourism Grant Applications Due Soon
Virginia Tourism Corporation's Marketing Leverage Program is designed to stimulate new tourism marketing programs through the creation of tourism partnerships and to extend the "Virginia is for Lovers" campaign. Click here to submit your application by November 7, 2018. Click here to learn about other co-op industry advertising programs.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through
August 30, 2018
  • Occupancy: 73.3%
  • Room Night Leads: 13,214
  • Website Unique Visitors: 136,193
* FY19: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

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*Share your information with us! Is there something you would like to share with the Fairfax County tourism community? Send your news to Visit Fairfax so that we can include it in the next newsletter. Email amorris@fxva.com.*

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