Visit Fairfax, the official tourism agency for Fairfax County, kicked off the holiday season with the grand opening of the new Fairfax County Capital Region Visitors Center at Tysons Corner Center, one of the most heavily trafficked malls in the nation. The new Visitors Center offers free services to help plan itinerary of things to see and do with visiting family.
To celebrate the opening, county tourism and political leaders hung stockings at the Visitors Desk. Fairfax County Board of SupervisorscChairman Gerry Connolly, Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth, chairman of the Visit Fairfax Board and senior vice president of the BF Saul Hotel Division Mark Carrier, Visit Fairfax president and CEO Arnie Quirion, vice chair of the Visit Fairfax Board and vice president of Macerich East Development, LLC Charles Cope, Macerich Tysons Corner Center senior property manager Kathy Hannon, and director of Visitors Services for Visit Fairfax Sue Porter, all “hung their stockings with care” while FX the Tourhound, Visit Fairfax’s basset hound mascot, greeted guests and played with Santa.
The new Visitors Center, located on the second level of Tysons Corner Center, will serve as the holiday headquarters for Visit Fairfax’s “Relative Rescue” program, a free service offered to residents and visitors alike. With the “Relative Rescue” program, the staff at the Visitors Center will be able to help residents plan an itinerary of things to see and do in Fairfax County and the Capital Region, plus make hotel and restaurant reservations, with visiting family members during the November and December holiday season.