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Tourism & Travel Statistics

Tourism & Travel Statistics

Tourism is a proven economic development strategy for Fairfax County, bringing in over $2.85 billion annually. Visit Fairfax is a non-profit Destination Marketing Organization working to bring visitors to our great community. Our mission is to enhance economic and social growth in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia through travel and tourism. Based on principles of partnership, cooperation and mutually beneficial alliances, our program of work is managed by objectives, and is accountable for tangible, measurable results ensuring a significant return-on-investment.

Take a moment to look at this chart to understand how travel dollars support America: The Power of Travel


Billions in Economic Impact

Total tourism spending in Fairfax County for 2014 reached over $2.85 billion.

Within the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County is the #2 contributor of expenditures to Virginia's tourism industry.

Thousands of Jobs

Visitors to Fairfax County directly supported almost 30,000 local jobs. While the majority of these jobs were in the leisure and hospitality industries - accommodations, food service, arts, entertainment and recreation - tourism impacts a multitude of businesses and crosses numerous industries. These local tourism jobs have combined earnings of $601 million.

Tourism in Virginia

Tourism has a huge economic impact in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2014, millions of visitors traveled to and within Virginia, resulting in $2.9 billion in spending. 217,000 jobs were supported directly by travel spending, with earnings of $5 billion in payroll and salaries.

National Overview

Nationwide, the U.S. travel industry directly employs 8.1 million people, generates payroll of $231.6 billion and tax revenues of about $147.9 billion.

Travel expenditures within the United States totaled $947.1 billion in 2014; and visitors to the U.S. spent more here than U.S. residents traveling abroad, creating a positive balance of trade of for the national economy.

 

*The numbers and statistics used here can be found at: US Travel Association, http://www.ustravel.org and Virginia Tourism Industry, http://www.vatc.org