MEET OUR SALES MANAGER
The Visit Fairfax Sales Team offers decades of combined experience, a fun-loving attitude, and commitment to all their clients. Take a moment to get to know who's working for you.
Q&A with Kathy Pelino
Work achievement I'm most proud of (while at Visit Fairfax)
"First direct sales efforts in partnership with international tour operators to China and Korea. New product development for itineraries for Domestic and International Tour operators."
Something you might be surprised to know about me
"Avid gardener and landscape designer for family and friends."
What I did before Visit Fairfax and total years of sales experience
"Twenty six years in tour and travel industry. Have been a travel agent, owned a cruise only travel agency, Director of Tourism Potomac Mills, Director of Destination Marketing MCI (Verizon) Center and numerous tourism contracting jobs."
My most valuable meeting/event/group planning tip
"Research the market, profile the tour operators, and define direct sales efforts."
My passion outside of work is...
"Auctions and Estate Sales/interior design."
What I love most about representing Fairfax County
"Exciting the industry on the multitude of experiences available in our region."
My hometown is...
L. Kathy Pelino
National Sales Manager
Packaged Tours for Domestic and International Markets