Fairfax County, VA - June 22, 2010 - Visit Fairfax (http://www.fxva.com/), in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, is expanding its successful, free Ambassador Training Program to train taxicab drivers who operate under the Washington Flyer Taxi system about how to effectively promote the sites, attractions and activities in Fairfax County to enhance the overall visitor experience in the National Capital Region.

"Through this program, we have been able to turn almost 400 Fairfax County hospitality industry staff members into knowledgeable brand ambassadors for our area," says Sue Porter, Director of Visitor Services at Visit Fairfax. "This voluntary program with the three taxicab companies that service Washington Dulles International Airport will allow their drivers to provide a new level of customer service to their clients while establishing a great first impression for people flying into our region."

The taxi companies participating are Checker Airport Taxi, Dulles Airport Taxi and Dulles Taxi Systems. The 2 1/2 hour workshop, scheduled for June 24th from 11:30am to 2pm, will cover available tools the drivers can use to educate their passengers about the region, sites and activities to recommend, and customer service tips.

For more information about the Visit Fairfax Ambassador Training Program, visit www.fxva.com/ambassador.

Visit Fairfax is the official tourism organization 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 http://www.fxva.com/.

# # #