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Spread Love This Holiday Season
With the holidays around the corner, Visit Fairfax will again be promoting LoveShare as a way to give back – and also as a way to say thank you to the businesses that are supporting this important effort. If you don't currently have an offer, it's easy to join the next marketing phase. Nearly 7,000 consumers have downloaded the LoveShare app – get your holiday offer in front of them today. Submit Offer.
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Get Your Message in Front of Scouts
Are Scouts part of your target demographic? Next summer, the World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia. The Jamboree will unite nearly 50,000 Scouts and Scouters from 165+ countries and many of them will likely fly into the Capital Region airports. Visit Fairfax is working to invite this audience to extend their stay in Northern Virginia. Find out how you can join us in this effort.
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Film Opportunities for Your Business
The Virginia Film Office routinely works with producers to help find locations and crew members for their projects and assist them throughout production to ensure their experiences in Virginia are positive ones. Is your business film-friendly? Would you like to be listed as a Virginia film location? Email Sue Porter at SPorter@fxva.com for more information. Additional resources available here.
Fall Tree Planting
Sue Porter, our Director of Visitor Services, attended the National Cherry Blossom Festival Fall Tree Planting at Northern Virginia Community College with staff members from both the Festival and the College. Get a jump start on Cherry Blossom season promotions by sending us relevant packaging ideas!
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New Opportunities for Wedding & Reunion Markets
This winter, Visit Fairfax is offering two opportunities for you to reach potential clients in both the wedding and reunion markets. On January 10, learn more about attracting LGBTQ wedding business during a seminar at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. On February 16, exhibit or attend the annual Family Reunion Workshop at the Fairfax Marriott. Learn more about these opportunities here.
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Visit Fairfax Honored with ConventionSouth Award
Visit Fairfax was honored with ConventionSouth Magazine's Annual Readers' Choice Award as one of the best meeting sites in the South. Visit Fairfax is a four-time winner of this award, and one of only 23 total winners in the entire Virginia and Washington, DC area. Congratulations also to the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center for taking home a prize this year. Read full release here.
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Group Spotlight!
Visit Fairfax was on hand to present an official Fairfax County proclamation to the veterans of the USS Fairfax County, a tank landing ship, at the group's reunion this fall at the Sheraton Reston Hotel. Does your business have a group success story? Share it with us!
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Where We've Been: Team 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 the team update report.
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Mount Vernon Wins for "Be Washington"
Congratulations to George Washington's Mount Vernon, whose interactive theater, "Be Washington," was recently awarded the Thea Award of Outstanding Achievement in the museum experience, acknowledging excellence for the creation of compelling educational, historical and entertainment projects. Read the full release here. Play "Be Washington" online here.
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50 Best Restaurants in Northern Virginia
Six Fairfax County restaurants have landed in the Top 10 of Northern Virginia Magazine's list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Northern Virginia and a total of 18 landed in the overall list of 50. Get the details on where to eat next in the full article. Congrats to all the honorees!
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Candlewood Suites Fairfax Begins Extensive Makeover
Candlewood Suites Fairfax has begun an extensive renovation of its property. Each suite will feature new and contemporary furniture and fixtures, flooring and bathroom vanities, carpeting, beds, and 43" televisions. Read more about the impending changes here.
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Education & Advocacy
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What Amazon's HQ2 Decision Means for Region
By now, it's no secret that Amazon has chosen both Northern Virginia and New York City for HQ2. What does this massive announcement mean for the greater Washington region? What will the new site at National Landing look like? How will this impact Metro and other transportation infrastructure? Click here to see some of the latest news about Amazon HQ2.
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Short-Term Rental Regulations in the Capital Region
Washington, DC recently instituted strict home-sharing regulations, restricting short-term rentals to a homeowner's primary residence and enforcing a 90-day annual cap on rentals when the owner is not present. To see how this stacks up against DC's surrounding jurisdictions, including Fairfax County, take a look at this round-up by The Washington Business Journal.
Dulles, National Airports Post Passenger Increases
Both Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport saw passenger increases year over year, according to an Inside NOVA article. Nearby Baltimore-Washington International Airport also saw an increase of 2.1 percent. Several new carriers and flight patterns have been added to the region this year. Read full article here.
Tourism Indicators:
Fiscal YTD* through
October 30, 2018
  • Occupancy: 73.4%
  • Room Night Leads: 33,817
  • Website Unique Visitors: 269,372
* FY18: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

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