Fairfax County, VA - From September 11 through 14, 2008, Visit Fairfax and Hyatt Fair Lakes will play host to more than 30 military reunion planners who are members of The Reunion Friendly Network (RFN), a national organization dedicated to educating military reunion planners. The planners in attendance will represent groups from all four branches of the Armed Services and are looking to get together with their "brothers (and sisters) in arms" in Fairfax County in 2009, 2010 and beyond. The Reunion Friendly Network serves over 15,000 qualified military reunion planners.

Military reunions are especially valuable to Fairfax County hotels because they fill traditionally slower weekend periods. Fairfax County and the Capital Region are particularly attractive to military reunion groups because of the wide variety of area attractions celebrating the service and sacrifice of America's veterans.

Among the many Fairfax County attractions favored by reunion groups are George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Proximity to the monuments and memorials of Washington, Civil War battlefields, Arlington National Cemetery and the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico all make Fairfax County a popular choice for veterans groups.

Following two days of planning seminars and an exhibitor marketplace, Visit Fairfax and several co-sponsors will host a familiarization tour showcasing the county as a "Military Reunion Friendly" destination.

The Visit Fairfax sales team offers complimentary planning assistance to groups of any size booking events within Fairfax County. Years of hospitality industry expertise make Visit Fairfax's knowledgeable staff a valuable asset to anyone planning a reunion, meeting, conference or group travel within Northern Virginia. Planners can contact Visit Fairfax directly at (703) 790-0643 for personal assistance.

Visit Fairfax is the official tourism agency for Fairfax County, Virginia. Charged with destination marketing and tourism promotion, it is directed by many of the County's top tourism and hospitality leaders. For more information, please visit www.fxva.com.