Domestic tourism spending in Fairfax County increased 3.4 percent in 2016 to $3.03 billion, the second-highest among all cities and counties in Virginia, narrowing the lead held by neighboring county, Arlington.
InsideNoVa recently reported that Fairfax County saw tourism spending rise 3.4 percent to $3.03 billion, the second-highest among all cities and counties in Virginia. Figures, compiled by the U.S. Travel Association and Virginia Tourism Corporation, are based on traditional tourism and business meetings including conventions and cover travel to Virginia from locations at least 50 miles away.
"We were thrilled to see Fairfax County pass the $3 billion mark in annual economic contribution from visitor spending in the domestic marketplace," said Barry Biggar, President and CEO of Visit Fairfax. "We were also excited to learn that Fairfax County topped the list for the highest total dollar increase in tourism revenue within the Commonwealth with an increase of more than $101 Million in spending. This highlights the world-class attractions and shopping, culinary offerings, arts and culture, and amazing experiences that our residents enjoy and that more visitors are discovering every day."
To get the full report, visit www.vatc.org.